COVID-19: Employment and Industrial Relations Update (Economic Stimulus Package)

As many businesses are already facing turbulent times due to the economic meltdown arising from trade wars and sharp decline in oil prices, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised serious questions in respect of the sustainability of businesses.  In our earlier article entitled “Business Rationalisation Measures During Uncertain Times”, we discussed the issues to be considered … Read more

Avoiding Pandemic Panic – A Guide for the Construction Industry during the MCO – Part 3

Part Three – The Movement Control Order – does that fit into “Change in Law” provisions in construction contracts? In Part 3 of our update, we will examine whether the MCO falls within the “change in law” provisions commonly found in construction contracts, with specific reference to the most commonly used standard forms in Malaysia … Read more

Avoiding Pandemic Panic – A Guide for the Construction Industry during the MCO – Part 1

Part One – The Covid-19 Pandemic and Movement Control Order – Is this “Force Majeure” in Construction Contracts? The World Health Organisation on 11 March 2020 declared Covid-19 a pandemic. At that point, the virus had infected 18,000 people in 114 countries.  Locally, in response to the spike in detected Covid-19 cases, the Prime Minister … Read more

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