We are honored to invite Donovan Cheah from the law firm Donovan & Ho to speak on Malaysian employment law. Donovan is experienced in dispute resolution and has represented international corporations in cases including commercial and civil litigation, unfair dismissal claims, international arbitrations, intellectual property disputes and judicial review proceedings.
The session called OpenSchool.MY | Blind Spots in Employment Law was organized on 19th November 2014 by open learning platform OpenSchool.MY. The event was hosted by Jerome Lee who had earlier introduced us to the legal firm.
The event attracted about 18 participants including business owners, branding consultant, service providers, working people and lawyer as well. We all listened very attentively to the informative sharing by the speaker.
Donovan shared abut 45 minutes on the Malaysian employment law. He gave a good introduction to the Employment Act 1955, to whom it applies to, and the basic facts. He corrected a few common misunderstandings and some blind spots people normally don’t see.
Some participants posed with Donovan after event
The session was not only about learning from the speaker, but also from one another’s cases as well. We were divided into 4 groups. Each group then chose a company among them and discussed some best employment practices that could be implemented in the company.
Each group then sent a representative to present their findings and solutions. By this, we got to learn from one another’s ideas and best practices. Business owner Yeap Eu Juan was voted and chosen as the best presenter.
After the presentations, Donovan came in to give feedback to the 4 presentations made and add value to them by suggesting what could be done to overcome the practical challenges faced by companies.
It was indeed an informative session by the speaker Donovan Cheah and also from the discussion and presentation of the participants. Donovan has been invited to present another topic again in one future session.
- Good speakers and good topics do help bring in more participants.
- Practising to apply learning into real-life cases make learning more fun and practical.