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Our client is a well-known media company in Malaysia. They are looking for an Assistant Vice President of Industrial Relations to join their team.
Assistant Vice President of Industrial Relations
In House
Employment/Industrial Relations
Full Time/Permanent
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
7 - 15 Year(s)
Bachelor Degree
Industrial Relations
o Handling and managing end-to-end internal cases, including investigative work, liaising with Management and Head of Departments, and taking statements from employees and stakeholders for the group.
o Management of whistleblower cases and grievances that comes to HR.
o Management of employment litigation, appointment and instruction to external counsel, providing an assessment of the strength of cases, documentation and ensuring the best case is put forward in all litigation, assessment on appeals and reviews where applicable.
o Management of reporting to authorities and statutory bodies in cases of redundancies and other cases which require statutory reporting for employment cases.
o Updating Management on material cases and providing relevant updates as and when requested/necessary.
o Establishing and maintaining a leadership team that is aware of the company's obligations and internal processes in handling misconduct and poor performance.
o Act as liaison officer with relevant government bodies on all IR matters.

Compliance with Malaysian labour laws
o Ensure the company complies with all updated employment laws across the group e.g. on minimum wages, minimum benefits, and all statutory deductions.
o Ensuring employment contracts are updated and standardised with risk-mitigating clauses to protect the company's interests and values.

Internal HR policies
o Ensuring that all HR policies are updated and published.
o Ensuring that the company complies with all laws in their HR policies.

Transformation & Employment Advisory
o Act as employment law specialist/subject matter expert in relation to transformation activities especially if involving workforce reduction.
o Engage business heads and key stakeholders to provide input on employment laws and provide risk-mitigating alternatives/strategies.

Freelance Management
o Provide managerial and strategic support to the Freelance Unit, comprising of assessment of exceptions to policies, amendment to practices and process improvements.
o Managing internal stakeholders on freelance and talent requirements.
o Ensuring compliance to internal processes and external legal obligations on recruiting independent contractors for work.

- In-depth knowledge of industrial relations processes including the conciliation at the Jabatan Perhubungan Perusahaan (Industrial Relations Dept), the Industrial Court, as well as the Civil Courts.
- Negotiation and counselling skills for internal people management.
- Around 10 years of experience in managing the full spectrum of IR work including leadership roles in managing an internal IR team.
- Lawyer with extensive experience in employment law practice is also encouraged to apply.

This position is only open to Malaysian citizens.

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