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Just Now Employment Convention 1982 (No. 158) and Recommendation No. 166 which govern termination of employment by an employer. The said Decision of the NIC is yet to be reversed by an Appellate Court and therefore remains the current position of the law as it affects labour, employment and industrial relations in Nigeria. 4.

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1. Terms and Conditions of Employment. 1.1 What are the main sources of employment law? The sources of employment law in Nigeria are: a. the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) (the “Constitution”);
2. Employee Representation and Industrial Relations. 2.1 What are the rules relating to trade union recognition? We have assumed that the word “recognition” here means the act of an employer acknowledging a trade union for the purposes of collective bargaining.
3. Discrimination. 3.1 Are employees protected against discrimination? If so, on what grounds is discrimination prohibited? Yes. The Constitution prohibits discrimination against Nigerian citizens on the basis of their community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion, political opinion or the circumstances of their birth.
4. Maternity and Family Leave Rights. 4.1 How long does maternity leave last? The Labour Act provides that a pregnant female Worker is entitled to six weeks’ leave before her expected delivery date and another six weeks after the delivery.
5. Business Sales. 5.1 On a business sale (either a share sale or asset transfer) do employees automatically transfer to the buyer? Employees do not automatically transfer in the context of an asset sale as the consent of each employee is required in order to transfer an employee from one employer to another.
6. Termination of Employment. 6.1 Do employees have to be given notice of termination of their employment? How is the notice period determined? Yes, employees must be given notice of termination of their employment or salary in lieu of such notice.
7. Protecting Business Interests Following Termination. 7.1 What types of restrictive covenants are recognised? Under Nigerian law, restrictive covenants are prima facie void, but the courts may enforce such covenants if they are reasonable with reference to the interest of the parties concerned and the general public, and if there is a proprietary interest that is sought to be protected.
8. Data Protection and Employee Privacy. 8.1 How do employee data protection rights affect the employment relationship? Can an employer transfer employee data freely to other countries?
9. Court Practice and Procedure. 9.1 Which courts or tribunals have jurisdiction to hear employment-related complaints and what is their composition? The NICN has exclusive original jurisdiction over employment-related complaints and cases.
10. Response to COVID-19. 10.1 Are there any temporary special measures in place to support employees and businesses during the COVID-19 emergency? At the outbreak of the pandemic, the National Assembly (Nigeria’s federal legislative body), was considering the Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill which was to offer tax breaks to employers who do not lay off employees during the pandemic outbreak.

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1 hours ago Labour Law in Nigeria: What You Need to Know

1. General labour market and litigation trends. Social/legislative/economic developments that have impacted the labour market/legislation. Minimum Wage Act 2019.
2. Redundancies, business transfers and reorganisations. Relevant test for business transfer legislation to apply. Nigerian law does not recognise the transfer of employees by operation of law (Re Bendel Line Co.
3. Business protection and restrictive covenants. Duties of confidentiality (express and implied) and good faith. Duties of confidentiality are generally regulated by the express terms of the employment contract.
4. Discrimination protection. Compensation and other remedies. The NICN has reinforced its disposition to award general damages in actions for breach of employment contracts in deserving cases.
5. Protection against dismissal. Potentially fair reasons for dismissal. In the past, it used to be settled law in Nigeria that an employer could generally terminate an employment contract “for good or bad reason, or for no reason at all” so long as the employee’s employment did not have statutory flavour (Olafimihan v Nova Lay-Tech Ltd [1998] 4 NWLR (Part 547) 608, 621); but in 2015, the NICN decided in Aloysius v Diamond Bank Plc [2015] 58 NLLR (Pt.
6. Statutory employment protection rights (such as notice entitlements, whistleblowing, holiday, parental and maternity leave, etc.) Special protections for workers against detriment/dismissal.
7. Employee privacy. Data protection rights for employees and obligations for employers. Section 37 of the Constitution provides for the protection of the right of a citizen to privacy and the privacy of his home, correspondence, telephone conversations and telegraphic communication.
8. Other recent developments in the field of employment and labour law. Jurisdictional issues. In the Lucia Balonwu case, decided by the NICN on 22 July 2020, the court had occasion to review the controversy and conflicting case law authorities on the jurisdiction of the court over the tort of defamation and concluded on the basis of a more recent decision of the Court of Appeal (in Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria v Dr Alfred Ehigiegba [2018] LPELR-44972(CA), that the court has jurisdiction over defamation in the workplace.

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Just Now This is a summary of the legal rights you are entitled to as a Worker under the relevant employment laws of Nigeria. Minimum Wage. The National minimum wage is 18,000 naira, about 50 United States dollars per month. Due to inflationary trends and high cost of living, wage increases have been demanded by Labour Unions.

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3 hours ago Employment Law In Nigeria: Part I. Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic located on the west coast of Africa. Modern Nigeria has its origins as a British colony through the 19th and 20th century until it achieved independence in 1960. Comprising 36 states and the Capital Territory of Abuja and more than 500 ethic groups, Nigeria is large

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4 hours ago In other regards, Nigerian employment law is far more flexible than European and American models. For example, Nigeria does not have a set hourly minimum wage 1. Hours are determined by agreement between employer and employee, or if applicable, by collective bargaining or an industrial wage board. The Labour Act requires beak and rest periods

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3 hours ago Contracts of employment 7. Written particulars of terms of employment. 8. Medical examination. 9. Contracts: general. 10. Transfer to other employment. 11. Termination of contracts by notice. 12. Common employment not a defence. Terms and conditions of employment 13. Hours of work and overtime. 14. Provision of transport. 15.

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8 hours ago Equal Pay. Sexual Harassment. Non-Discrimination. Equal Treatment of Women at Work. Minors and Youth. Minimum Age for Employment. Minimum Age for Hazardous Work. Forced Labour. Freedom to Change Jobs and Right to Quit.

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9 hours ago Section 13 (7) requires that within a seven (7) day period, a worker shall have one day of rest which shall not be less than 24 consecutive hours. Where there’s a …

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4 hours ago Labour law ensures equal rights and same regulations of employment for both men and women with the exception that women cannot work at night and may not be employed on underground work in mines. If an employer is found guilty of an offence, on conviction he is liable to fine or imprisonment as specified by the law. Source: §55-58 of the Labour

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8 hours ago POLICY, PRACTICE & PUBLISHING LAW REPORTS, 3PLR. [Judgment (s) and Indexes are listed and published here for free but can procured in electronic PDF copies for a fee in singles or compendium. Research support is also available. Email us through [email protected] and [email protected] or text 07067102097] TITLE. MAIN ISSUES.

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7 hours ago The principal legislation governing employment issues in Nigeria is the Labour Act, Cap L1 LFN 2004 (the " Labour Act "). Section 91 of the Labour Act defines a "worker," for purposes of the Labour Act, as:

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3 hours ago Employment Law in Nigeria: Part I. Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic located on the west coast of Africa. Modern Nigeria has its origins as a British colony through the 19th and 20th

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3 hours ago This article shall examine these laws and seek to distill the mandatory obligations of an employer under Nigerian law. Nigerian Labour Statutes. The following statutes regulate labour in Nigeria: Labour Act; cap L1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN), 2004. Trade Union (Amendment) Act, Cap. T14, LFN, 2004. Trade Disputes Act, Cap. T8, LFN

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Just Now The first (and in our opinion, most important) thing every Nigerian should know is that it is illegal to force anyone to work for you. It is every Nigerian’s right to be free from forced labour, and this right is guaranteed under the 1999 constitution. Apart from existing in the constitution, it is also restated in the Labour Act.

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2 hours ago There is no statutory provision on the overtime work limit and overtime pay. Overtime compensation is entirely a matter of mutual agreement (employment contract), collective bargaining agreement or an order by the industrial wages board. Sources: §13 (1-2) & 59 (8) of the Labour Act (Cap L1 LFN 2004); National Minimum Wage Act, 1981.

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3 hours ago Nigeria has no social security system. However, the Pension Reform Act 2014 requires employers to contribute to employees’ pension remittances, and uniquely requires employers to maintain group

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6 hours ago THE NIGERIAN CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT. FACULTY OF LAW. ABSTRACT. The laws which govern employment occupy a position of considerable importance in any modern society. This is so because of the tremendous contributions which workers can make to national growth and development, as well as the general well-being of the nation’s citizenry.

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4 hours ago AN EXAMINATION OF THE DUTY OF CARE OF AN EMPLOYER UNDER NIGERIAN LABOUR LAW . ABSTRACT The laws which govern employment occupy a position of considerable importance in any modern society. This is so because of the tremendous contributions which workers can make to national growth and development, as well as the general well-being of …

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7 hours ago The Nigerian labor law acknowledges that an Employer reserves the right to pay off any Employee whether on the basis of redundancy, idleness etc. or at the end of a project where the Employee is engaged.

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Just Now THE QUIET REVOLUTION. The defined periods in Nigeria’s Labour/Employment law history are the periods before and after the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in its enlarged jurisdiction as demonstrated in decided cases. The NICN draws its legitimacy from the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

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5 hours ago Minimum Wage. National minimum wage in Nigeria is determined by the Government. Government is empowered to set up "industrial wages boards" for specific sectors or geographical areas where it considers wages to be "unreasonably low" or where there is no adequate collective bargaining machinery for the effective regulation of wages or other …

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3 hours ago An Act to repeal and replace the Labour Code Act and consolidate the law relating to labour. [1974 No. 21.] [1st August, 1971] [Commencement.] PART I General provisions as to protection of wages, contracts of employment and terms and conditions of employment Protection of wages 1. Manner of payment (I) Subject to this section-[Issue 1] Ll-4

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5 hours ago In constructive term, age is a factor in employment as far as the Nigerian Labour Act and laws are concerned. Basically, the law is quiet on this hence the justification by employers who deliberately pegged entry age and discriminated against …

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9 hours ago The Nigerian Labor Law has some rules and laws which tends to looks into the rights, working conditions, minimum wage, termination clauses Etc of workers in nigeria. The Nigerian Labor Law was put into place in 2004.The Labour law states how the relationship between the employer and the employee should be in Nigeria.

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2 hours ago Workers’ rights in Nigeria. WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN NIGERIA AND THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE FOR BREACH If you are an employee working in a private establishment or in the civil service, here’s a quick summary of the of the workers’ rights in Nigeria and the remedies available for breach of such rights under Nigerian labour laws.

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9 hours ago Fixed Term Contracts. Employment contract can be of fixed term or indefinite term. There are no special laws regarding fixed term contract. Labour law has not defined any statutory limit on maximum length of fixed term contract, number of renewals allowed, maximum length of fixed term contract including renewals and it seemingly does not prohibit fixed term …

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4 hours ago The Employees Housing Scheme (Special Provisions) Act, (Chapter E8), LFN 2004 makes it obligatory for an employer so designated by an order of the Minister of Employment, Labour and Productivity to establish, execute and maintain a housing scheme for its employees if it employs not less than 500 employees; and l.

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3 hours ago Employment law in Nigeria is generally employer friendly. Nevertheless, there are federal and local employment and labor laws that govern contracts, wage and hour, discrimination, terminations

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6 hours ago Labour Act Cap L1 LFN 2004– This law lays out the protection of employees in Nigerian companies with respect to their remuneration, employment terms, etc. Employee Compensation Act 2011 – This Law makes comprehensive provisions for payment of compensation to employees who suffer from occupational diseases or sustain injuries arising …

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9 hours ago The Nigerian labour act of 1990 is divided into Five (5) different parts with each part detailing one particular aspect of the labor law. These have been printed on many labor law compliance posters for employers, these parts are:. General provisions as to protection of wages, contracts of employment and terms and conditions of employment

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7 hours ago Nevertheless, there are federal and local employment and labor laws that govern contracts, wage and hour, discrimination, terminations, lay-offs and privacy. Any company conducting business in Nigeria or considering doing so should be familiar with the various laws which govern the employment relationship. the Trade Disputes Act, 2004.

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5 hours ago the lowest wage an employer is allowed to pay. The International Labour Organization in its reports (ILO, 1964, 1967, 1989, 1996, 2008 &2009) viewed minimum wage as a policy and as a best practices instruments.

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3 hours ago 12. D.D. Odumosu, landmarks in Nigeria Labour law (OAU) inaugural lecture series 86 (1987) p: 6, cited by D. N. EmeWorugji, introduction to individual Employment Law in Nigeria 1 st ed. (Calabar: Adorable. press 1999) p. 34. 13. A.A Adeogun, The Legal Framework of industrial relations in Nigeria (1969), cited I. N. EmeWorugji, Note 12

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7 hours ago Where there is in existence a treaty, convention or other international agreement between Nigeria and any other country relating to the recruitment of citizens for employment outside Nigeria, the National Council of Ministers may by order give the force of law to all or any of the provisions of the agreement in place of or in addition to

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2 hours ago The main legislation that regulates employment and labour relations in Nigeria is the Labour Act Cap L1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 (the Act). Other legislation regulating contract of employment include; The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria The Trade Unions Act 2004 The Trade Dispute Act 2004

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6 hours ago 1 Lagos, Nigeria. Thursday, 9th April, 2020. Does Covid-19 pandemic prevent an employer from terminating the employment of an employee? In Nigeria, employment relationships are strictly contractual1 and are governed by the contract of employment

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9 hours ago NIGERIAN LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS. [To list/update your book listing or for inquiries and orders (depending on availability), email [email protected] and [email protected]] Babalola, O., Casebook on Labour & Employment Law (1995-2013). Lagos: Noetico Repertum Inc., 2014.

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8 hours ago LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW IN NIGERIA Under the Nigeria legal system, different legislations are responsible for the regulation and administration of employment and labour. The applicable statutes include: 1. The Labour Act 2. Trade Dispute Act 3. Trade Union Act 4. Employee Compensation Act 5. Factories Act 6. Pension Reform Act 7. Housing Act 8.

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9 hours ago The ongoing rift between the federal government of Nigeria and the management of banks in the country has been in the polity for a while now. The problem started after many of the banks began laying off hundreds of their staff in what experts say is caused by the low oil prices, uncertainty in foreign exchange and the dwindling Nigerian economy.

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7 hours ago The new President/Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), Wale Adediran, recently advocated for the review of the Labour Act to make it more relevant to today’s workplace realities. In support of this, he said the CIPM would soon launch a one-million signature campaign in this regard.

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4 hours ago How Nigeria’s new competition law will benefit the economy - and what to watch for. September 14, 2020 11.05am EDT. An unregulated economy leaves the economically disadvantaged at the mercy of

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8 hours ago The minimum wage in the state of Ondo is NGN22,000, which is the highest minimum wage in Nigeria. The minimum wage only applies to employees in the public sector, regardless of their age, industry and experience. There are salary caps applicable to all public service employees of both the state and federal governments.

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2 hours ago Nigerian tax residents are taxed on all income sourced from Nigeria, and all worldwide income. Tax rates in Nigeria are graduated across income bands, ranging from 7-24%. Income thresholds are as follows: Up to 300,000 naira: 7%. Up to 600,000 naira: 11%. Up to 1,110,000 naira: 15%. Up to 1,600,000 naira: 19%.

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2 hours ago Nigeria’s 1991 census which was preceeded by enumerator training, pre-testing of questionnaire and pilot enquiries, a three-day curfew was imposed to facilitate a de facto count. The following items of information usually solicited in a population census questionnaire are relevant to the compilation of employment data: age, gender, location,

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8 hours ago By virtue of the provisions of Section 254C(1)(f) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (“the Constitution”)[1], the National Industrial Court (the “Court” or “NIC”) is conferred with jurisdiction to adjudicate on disputes relating to or connected with unfair labour practices or international best practices in the Nigerian Labour industry.

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What is the law of employment in nigeria?

The Nigerian Labor Law demands that every employer should prepare a written contract on any case of employment and present the employee with this contract before the end of 90days from his first day on the job.

What is the employees compensation act in nigeria?

The Employees Compensation Act grants inalienable rights to employees in Nigeria. Therefore, this Act is mandatory and applies to all employees regardless of the choice of law in the employment contract. Certain provisions of the Labour Act are also implied into an employment contract regardless of the choice of law.

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Further, the specialised labour court, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), has jurisdiction over all labour and employment matters and industrial relations, and has introduced changes into Nigerian labour law jurisprudence. These changes include:

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Nigeria. Labour Act,1974 PART I - GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO PROTECTION OF WAGES, CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 1. Manner of payment. 2. Agreement as to place and manner of spending wages illegal. 3. Wages not to be paid on certain premises.

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