Labour Law tips


Learning and education is a journey. It is a progressive process. Only by learning one tip at a time do you embrace the chance for social, economic and general empowerment. Learn ‘one thing’ every day from a reliable source of educators, practitioners and mentors in law with a combination of over 20 years experience. This year, SheriaTips has partnered with Haki Mashinani in order to to educate and empower both employers and employees on their rights and duties as far as Labour Law is concerned. Through an application, Sheriatips developed a platform that could relay short messages for free to a select pilot group on issues touching on labour rights, sexual exploitation in places of employment among other topics. The recipient after receiving a short message may opt to read more content of the message and even get legal assistance by sending a message through this web page for further follow up, more enlightenment or referral to like minded NGOs or pro-bono lawyers.

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  1. It is the prerogative of an employer to promote an employee.
  2. Employer’s right to demand trust, honesty and confidence from the employees.
  3. Employee’s duty to ensure he/she does not engage in competing duty with employer.
  4. Employer’s duty to maintain the records of his/her employees.
  5. Right of employer to participate in the election of officials to employer unions.
  6. Female employee’s right to maternity leave
  7. Employees duty to notify thier employers of their injuries at the work place.
  8. Obligation of employers to provide housing to employees
  9. Employers duty to deduct any amount authorized by written law
  10. Duty of Employer to deduct wages for the time employee is absent
  11. Employers have a duty to deduct a reasonable amount of money for any damage occasioned by the employee.
  12. Employers have a duty to deduct amount due to a provident fund.
  13. Employers have a duty to draw a contract of service and stating employment particulars.
  14. Duty of employees to be accountable for money and other resources in their care.
  15. The right of an employer to promote an employee.
  16. Right of an employee to be paid one month salary in lieu of notice.
  17. Right of an employer to appraise an employee.
  18. Obligation of employer to ensure safety and health at the workplace.
  19. Employee’s duty to wear protective gear/clothing provided by the employer.
  20. Dismissal from work should only be in accordance with the stipulated law.
  21. Resignation from work should only be as stipulated by Law
  22. Right of casual workers’ terms to be converted to a contract if they have worked for more than a month.
  23. Right to expect due care and reasonable skill from the employees.
  24. Duty of employer to issue a statement to employees of accessible disciplinary rules.
  25. Employer’s right to be notified when an employee is proceeding on sick leave.
  26. The right of an employer to promote an employee.
  27. Right of the Employer to demote an employee.
  28. Duty of employee to obey reasonable orders from his employee
  29. Right of employer to demand confidentiality from the employees
  30. Right of employer to form or join employer organisations
  31. An employer has a right under certain circumstances to terminate a contract of service without notice or less notice
  32. Employers have an obligation to issue a policy statement on sexual harassment.
  33. An employer has a right to take affirmative action against his/ her employees .
  34. It is a requirement of law that a contract of service should be in writing.
  35. Employers have a right to employ in accordance with national employment policy.
  36. An employer has the right to limit access to certain categories of employment.
  37. Every person has a right to fair labour practices.
  38. Employers have a duty to promote equality in employment.
  39. Employees have a right to equal remuneration for equal value of work done.
  40. Employees whose work is for a period of less than 3 months are not entitled to a written contract of service.
  41. An employer has a duty to draw a contract of service.
  42. An employee has the right to give his consent to the terms of the contract of service.
  43. The Employer has the right to keep the statement of particulars of an employee even after termination.
  44. An employment contract is governed by labor laws over and above the ordinary rules of contract law.
  45. Employers have a right to regulate the hours of work so long they compensate the employee for work done.
  46. The law allows termination without notice for those who work for daily wages.
  47. Employees have a duty to comply with safety health procedures set by their employer.
  48. Employee to report dangerous situations to his/her superiors.
  49. Employee to report any accidents at the work-place.
  50. An employee who is injured at work is entitled to compensation unless the injury was caused by his own negligence.
  51. An employee should submit to medical aid once he is injured so as not to prolong or make the injury serious.
  52. Right to compensation lapses after 12 months of accident.
  53. An employee has a duty to issue a notice of occupational disease to an employer to be given as soon as possible and in writing
  54. Right of employee to take reasonable care of her fellow employees
  55. Right of employer to recognize employees’ trade unions.
  56. Right of employee to join a trade union
  57. Employee’s right to annual leave.
  58. Right of employee to resign from his employment.
  59. An employer has a right to retrench an employee.
  60. Right to fair remuneration
  61. A father’s right to paternity leave
  62. Right of employer to terminate a probationary contract on short notice or without notice.
  63. Duty of employer to explain reason for summary dismissal.
  64. Employee’s right to equality and non-discrimination at the workplace.
  65. Duty of employer to provide housing for his employees
  66. Duty of employer to provide clean and safe working environment for employees.
  67. Employers are prohibited from employing children in circumstances that constitute the worst form of labour.
  68. Employers have a duty to provide protective gear to their employees.
  69. All employees have a duty not to have their employment unfairly terminated.
  70. An employee has a right to refuse work that puts him in danger.
  71. Every employer has a duty to provide a safe place of work.
  72. Duty of employee to take reasonable precaution at work.
  73. Duty of employer to maintain mutual trust and confidence with his employees.
  74. Every employee has a right to at least one rest day per week.
  75. An employer has a duty to report to the Occupational Health officer of any injuries to an employee within 7 days.
  76. An accident at work can be communicated to the employer verbally.
  77. An employer has a duty to prevent sexual harassment at the work-place.



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