Our Consultants

Raja Vishnu Sivarajah

He obtained his LLB (Hons) in 1996 from the University of Wolverhampton and joined the Malaysian Current Law Journal in 1999 as a Legal Proofreader. In 2001, he was promoted to the position of Sub-Editor and subsequently in 2002, he was made Editor-In-Charge of the Industrial Law Reports (ILR). He left to join Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) in 2006 as a Research Analyst in the Industrial Relations Department, where he researched and wrote several of MEF’s Industrial Relations publications, specifically Leave & Absenteeism at the Workplace - Cases, Commentary & Materials (First Edition) and “Criminal” Misconduct in Employment - Cases, Commentary & Materials (First Edition), aside from providing consultation on labour, employment and industrial law matters to members of MEF. After spending several years in the corporate sector, where he continued honing his Industrial Relations skills in a Managerial capacity, he joined Malaysian Employers Consulting Agency (MECA) as its Senior Legal Advisor in 2011. While in MECA, aside from providing advisory services to employers, he also won many Labour Department cases on behalf of employers and conducted many successful training courses on matters in connection to the Employment Act 1955 and Industrial Relations Act 1967, domestic inquiry procedure, managing misconduct and poor performance, managing absenteeism and excessive sick leave etc. With his experience and practical hands-on approach in Industrial Relations, Raja Vishnu serves as a full time consultant of IR Law and provides training courses on Industrial / Labour / Employment Law issues. He is well versed in assisting employers in handling day to day IR / HR operations including dispensing advice on compensation and benefits issues, drafting employment contracts, company handbooks, conducting investigation on disciplinary issues, HR audit and domestic inquiries, handling employee grievances and negotiations for collective agreements, providing legal opinions, representing employers at Labour Department and more.

Maimunah Aminuddin

She holds a M.A (Hons) from the University of Auckland and a Post-Grade Diploma in Industrial Administration from the University of Aston, UK. She is a very well-known personality in the field of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, and is a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM). She was previously the Editor of Berita Personnel, the MIHRM’s newsletter. She has spent a large part of her career as an academician with Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), starting out as a lecturer and ending as a professor. She held previous posts such as the coordinator of the MBA ITM-Cardiff programme, Coordinator of Management Studies (with 80 academic staff directly under her supervision), Chairperson of Cluster Business Management Faculties UiTM and an appointed adjunct Professor of University of Ohio. Maimunah currently lectures human resource management on an MBA level at Universiti Selangor, and supervises PhD candidates, whilst teaching MBA and EMBA programmes. With her vast experience in the academic field, Maimunah has also published several books on Industrial and Employment Law. At IR Law, Maimunah is retained as a consultant to provide advisory services on demand, or can be engaged flexibly on a project basis. Maimunah also serves as a trainer for our training courses on Industrial / Labour / Employment Law issues as well as a regular chairperson at the IR Law Conferences.

K. Jebaratnam

He has served in the Human Resources Ministry for over 30 years in the Department of Labour and the Trade Union Affairs Department. He was the Regional Director of Trade Unions for Selangor, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur and Pahang before he opted out to join the private sector. As an enforcement officer in the Ministry of Human Resources, he has vast experience in enforcing the Employment Act 1955, Industrial Relations Act 1967 and Trade Unions Act 1959, conducting Labour Cases, prosecutions and providing advisory services to both employers and the employees. As a member of MIHRM he has conducted various training programmes on Labour Laws for DIPM and DIR course participants. K. Jebaratnam is a certified trainer by the Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (Human Resources Development Berhad). He has successfully conducted in-house training programmes relating to Labour Legislations, Managing Disciplinary Matters at the Workplace and Handling Domestic Inquiry for Managerial and Executive staff of AM Finance Berhad, Bank Simpanan Nasional, Bank Muamalat Berhad, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, EON Bank Berhad, Protasco Berhad, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Berhad, Cagamas Berhad as well as several public programmes. At IR Law, K. Jebaratnam is retained as a consultant to provide advisory services on demand, or can be engaged flexibly on a project basis. He also service as a trainer for our training courses on Industrial / Labour / Employment Law issues as well as speaks at the IR Law Conference.

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