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COVID-19 and Its Influence on Selected Employment Relationship Issues

Ali Mohamed, Ashgar Ali and Ramalingam, Chithra Latha (2021) COVID-19 and Its Influence on Selected Employment Relationship Issues. In: Covid-19 and Business Law. Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston, pp. 31-48. ISBN 978-3-11-072358-8

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This chapter discusses the selected issues of employment law arising from the current COVID-19 pandemic, which a prudent employer would take to withstand its harsh business impact, namely, the pay-cut, flex-work arrangement, and retrenchment of surplus labour, among others. In relation to retrenchment, it is worthwhile mentioning that in Malaysia, the terms “retrenchment”, “termination”, and “lay-off” are used interchangeably.1 These terms, however, have different meanings. At the outset, it must be noted that all retrenchments are terminations, but all terminations are not retrenchments. When an employee is retrenched, this amounts to a termination of his services. But when it is said that an employee has been terminated, it cannot only mean that he is retrenched because retrenchment is one method in which an employee’s services can be terminated.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, Employment Relationship, Issues
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > K1001 Commercial Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Ashgar Ali Ali Mohamed
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 16:53
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2021 16:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90681

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