MWKA Online Talk - Retrenchment during the Covid-19 Pandemic


Monday, 13 April 2020 | 11:00am - 11:45am

Speakers: Diana Cheak, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution Practice Group
Janessa Kok, Associate, Dispute Resolution Practice Group


Is your business in financial distress because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order (MCO)? As a result of the MCO and the current economic situation, many companies are experiencing severe cash flow difficulties. In order to survive this financial winter, employers are looking for ways to reduce expenses particularly the payment of salaries to employees. Join this online talk to hear our speakers address the legal guidelines and requirements to be considered by employers in a retrenchment exercise during the Covid-19 pandemic. The talk will be delivered over video conference using Zoom.us. Please click here to download Zoom


  • Options available to employers
  • Employer’s rights and obligations
  • What is retrenchment?
  • How to justify retrenchment
  • The retrenchment process


Diana Cheak graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of Malaya in June 2013. She commenced her pupillage in MahWengKwai & Associates under the tutelage of Mr Raymond Mah.

Diana was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in July 2014. Upon admission to the Malaysian Bar, she joined MahWengKwai & Associates as an Associate. Diana is also a Certified Mediator and is empanelled as a Mediator with the Bar Council Malaysian Mediation Centre.

Diana continues her practice with MahWengKwai & Associates in the areas of labour and employment law, general litigation and corporate and commercial litigation.


Janessa Kok graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and completed her Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) in 2016. She read in the Chambers of MahWengKwai & Associates under the guidance of Mr Richard Wee and Ms Sarah Kambali.

Janessa was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in December 2017. She continues her journey in this legal profession with MahWengKwai & Associates.

Her portfolio includes employment law, corporate law and general litigation, in particular, contractual disputes, family law and debt recovery.


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★Limited seats available, priority to existing clients
Mon Apr 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM MYT
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