Malaysia | Significant Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020 coming into force on 1 January 2021

On 6 February 2020, the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020 received the Royal Assent and was gazetted on 20 February 2020.

Earlier this month, the Minister of Human Resources in exercising his powers conferred under the IRA 2020, appointed that majority of the provisions in IRA 2020 will come into force on 1 January 2021, save for certain amendments relating to sole bargaining rights and essential services.

We foresee that there will be major changes in the industrial relations landscape in Malaysia.

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