232020Jul
Court of Appeal decision expounds on implications of unlawful dismissals on salary loans

Court of Appeal decision expounds on implications of unlawful dismissals on salary loans

The Industrial Court is a specialized court established to determine employment matters in Uganda. In 2014, one of the matters heard by the Court was Florence Musumba vs. Uganda Development Bank Labour Dispute Claim 138 of 2014. Some of the findings of the Court included: the distinction between dismissal and termination of employees, the obligation to…

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232020Apr
Employment laws in Tanzania in relation to Coronavirus

Employment laws in Tanzania in relation to Coronavirus

Below are the most frequently asked questions on reduced pay, termination, retrenchment and unpaid leave. Do Tanzanian labour laws expressly address employer-employee relationship during pandemics like the Coronavirus? There is no specific labour laws or provisions that addresses the pandemics like Coronavirus but there are provisions in the Employment and Labour Relations Act and the…

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202020Apr
COVID-19: Effects on employment contracts – Zambia

COVID-19: Effects on employment contracts – Zambia

The COVID-19 pandemic which first emerged in Wuhan, China last December has now spread to almost all countries in the world, in each of them threatening the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. The pandemic has also directly impacted on employment relationships arising from the measures individual countries are undertaking to deal with the situation….

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202020Apr
Are employers obliged to pay employees salaries/wages during the national lock-down?

Are employers obliged to pay employees salaries/wages during the national lock-down?

There is no doubt that the national lock-down announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020 has caused serious consternation to both employers and employees and chief amongst these are the financial difficulties caused for both employees and employers in various sectors. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many employees to question whether or not…

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92019Oct
Employment and Training of Ghanaians, and Succession of Expatriates by Ghanaians in the Petroleum Industry

Employment and Training of Ghanaians, and Succession of Expatriates by Ghanaians in the Petroleum Industry

Under the Petroleum (Local Content and Local Participation) Regulations, 2013 (LI 2204) (“LI 2204”) companies operating in the upstream petroleum industry are required to employ and train Ghanaians for the various positions in their companies. Petroleum companies must also recruit and train Ghanaians to succeed expatriates who are engaged in any capacity in the company….

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222017Sep
President Akufo-Addo says a new day is dawning for Ghana

President Akufo-Addo says a new day is dawning for Ghana

The President says senior high education will be free and youth unemployment will be tackled. Ghanian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has affirmed his commitment to renovate his country’s health, social and economic systems. In a statement delivered at the annual Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival, the President said he had would start by targeting job…

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