Handbook Of Workers Rights, 2nd Edition by T. Balasubramaniam | 2024


Handbook Of Workers Rights, 2nd Edition

Author T. Balasubramaniam
Publication Date 2024
ISBN 9789674571832
Soft Cover 
Publisher CLJ Publication


This book is designed to provide both workers and top management with comprehensive knowledge about the benefits and legal protections afforded by various legislations. It covers a range of laws, including:

1. Employment Act 1955 (including the Employment (Amendment) Act 2022)
2. Employment (Termination and Lay-Off Benefits) Regulations 1980
3. Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 2010
4. Industrial Relations Act 1967 (incorporating the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020)
5. Trade Unions Act 1959
6. Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012
7. Employment Insurance System Act 2017
8. Employees Provident Fund Act 1991
9. Employees’ Social Security Act 1969
10. Minimum Wages Order 2022
11. Workmen’s Compensation Act 1952

Additionally, the book includes a chapter on proper conduct during domestic inquiries, which are internal investigations conducted by employers into alleged misconduct. The final chapter addresses various types of employment termination that workers may encounter.

In the appendices, readers will find a comprehensive list of Labour Offices, Industrial Relations Departments, and Trade Union Departments where they can seek assistance. Additionally, there is information on registered trade unions and guidelines for registering a union.

About the Author:

T. Balasubramaniam has been deeply involved in industrial relations since 1961. Holding a Second Class Upper Honours in Social Science (Econs), with a distinction in Industrial Relations, he furthered his education with an LLB (Hons). He established the Meca Employers Consulting Agency, where he served as CEO and Principal Legal Advisor. Balasubramaniam's expertise has led him to represent employers before the Industrial Court and the Labour Court, and he has also served on the National Labour Advisory Council. In addition to his practical experience, he has shared his knowledge as a part-time lecturer and tutor at various universities, teaching subjects like Labour Law, Economics, and Quantitative Methods. He has authored six previous books on labour law and industrial relations.

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