SWISS MALAYSIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION & LUTHER CORPORATE SERVICE
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020.
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Malaysia Time Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) Time).
Buy your ticket/s here. *Webinar (the link will be provided once you have signed up).
Title: Covid-19 and the MCO: Answers to HR questions
As Covid-19 sweeps across the globe, offices shut down, employees are quarantined and industries grind to a standstill. In this new reality, employers scramble for the answers to a few recurring questions: Can I lay off employees? Is the employment contract now void because it cannot be performed? Must I continue paying full salaries? What about forced leave and reduced working hours? Is any aid being extended by the government?
Here in Malaysia, conflicting opinions have been given by various parties, adding to the confusion and uncertainty of both employers and employees. In this webinar jointly held by the SMBA and Luther, we seek to answer these questions legally and practically, with the aim of providing a simple roadmap: What can employers do, how to do it, and what the risks are.
This webinar is free-of-charge for SMBA members and will be held on Thursday the 9th of April 2020 at 11:00 and consists of a 20-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session of the same length. If you wish to join, please register via eventbrite by Tuesday the 7th of April 2020. All registered participants will receive the dial-in details mid-next week.
I. Pascal Brinkmann, LL.M (Stellenbosch)
Rechtsanwalt / Attorney-at-law (Germany), Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore), Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax) (Singapore)
Pascal leads Luther’s Malaysian office. He advises foreign investors on their Southeast Asian investments, with emphasis on international taxation, corporate structuring and employment law. Pascal sits as a board member of multiple companies in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and in 2018 was appointed a trusted lawyer of the Austrian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Following the completion of his study of law at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany, Pascal went on to obtain a master’s degree in International Trade Law at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Prior to joining Luther in Malaysia, Pascal trained in Wellington, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, and worked for an international law firm in Cologne, Germany as well as for Luther in Singapore.
II. Shi Yin Khoo
Associate / Legal counsel
Prior to joining Luther in 2019. Yin studied at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in law. She also worked as a legal researcher across the UK, Malaysia, South Africa and Panama.