The COVID-19 pandemic has led to businesses adapting quickly in order to sustain their operations and activities. As a result, both employers and employees are grappling with issues arising from this unprecedented turn of events. The speakers for this webinar will discuss some of the pressing employment law-related issues businesses faced as follows:
- Non-compliance of COVID-19 SOPs: Is Dismissal Warranted?
- Employers’ Obligations: Mental Health in Times of COVID-19
- Working From Home: The New Norm
- Virtual Hearings at the Industrial Court: The Way of the Future
Janice Anne Leo was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2000. She obtained her Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the University of Sydney in August 2002. In October 2002, she joined Shook Lin & Bok as a legal associate with a focus on employment law, and was made a partner with effect from 1 Jan 2011.
In 2018, Janice joined Steven Thiru & Sudhar Partnership, a boutique dispute resolution firm, as a partner. She has handled numerous employment-related disputes at the Industrial Court and judicial review applications at the High Court. She has also argued appeals at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court. Janice also handles various aspects of employment-related advisory work for both local and foreign clients. In addition to this, her other areas of practice include administrative law, planning law and general litigation.
Janice speaks on employment-related matters at conferences and seminars both locally and abroad. She is a member of the Bar Council Industrial and Employment Law Committee (“IELC”), and has been actively involved in the continuing legal education seminars organised by IELC and the Bar Council CPD Department.
Donovan Cheah is a founding partner of Donovan & Ho, where he leads the firm's employment law and dispute resolution practice group. He advises corporate clients on employment contracts and handbooks, workforce restructuring, dismissal of employees and compliance issues. He frequently represents clients in employment litigation such as unfair dismissal claims at the Industrial Court and judicial review proceedings. Donovan is an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and a member of IELC.
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