A group of students from the Faculty of Business (FOB) majoring in the Human Resources Management (HRM) programme attended an industry talk on the New Amendment to the Employment Act 2022 by Mr. Toh Siew Pat, recently. The speaker is an HRD Corp Accredited Trainer, Freelance HR, and IR Trainer & Consultant.

Mr. Toh, who is also the industrial advisor of the HRM programme, enlightened on the new amendments which covered employees who earn below RM4,000 and with other exceptions, calculation of wages for incomplete months of work, limitation on salary advances, wages paid through financial institutions and other forms of payment and maternity leave and allowance during the talk.  

The amendments allow employees to apply for flexible working arrangements, increase paternity leave, and provide greater protection against all types of harassment and discrimination, among others. All in all, the students gained new updates and attained the required knowledge of the Employment Act, which is the main forte of HR professionals and for general knowledge as well.