David Kanagaraj had served the Labour Department and Industrial Relations Department for about 29 years before leaving at the end of 1995. He then served as the Human Resource and Administration Manager of a medium-sized company for about 9 months, before moving into full-time consultancy and training. He is considered a leading expert on labour legislation, especially the Employment Act, the Industrial Relations Act, Trade Unions Act, Employees Provident Fund Act, Employees Social Security Act and the practices relating to employee relations. He is further very conversant with the decisions of the Courts on all matters relating to employee relations and labour legislation.
Since 1980, he has been very involved in training and has been a course leader for the Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management. He was also The Director for the Diploma in Industrial Relations conducted by MIPM.
He has also been a course leader for the Diploma in Human Resource Management conducted jointly by the University of Malaya and the Malaysian Association of Productivity. He is, himself, a certified Trainer by Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (Certificate No. TTT/0097). He holds a Ph.D in Human Resource Management specialising in industrial relations and the laws relating to dismissals.
He has conducted several courses on labour laws and employee relations for various institutions and organizations and had also been a training officer for the Labour Department and Industrial Relations Department. He is an accomplished speaker and his programmes have always produced highly positive response.