The Employment Act 1955 (EA1955) is applicable throughout West Malaysia and Federal Territory of Labuan. In East Malaysia, the Labour Ordinance of Sabah and Labour Ordinance of Sarawak prevail. The EA 1955 provides statutory minimum benefits to private sector employees who fall under the definition of “employee” under the First Schedule of the EA 1955. The EA 1955 also protects employees with regards to their terms and conditions of employment. The amended Act will further enhance employer-employee relations.