The laws which provide the legal framework and regulatory environment for employment are critical to the effective functioning of the Human Resource role in organizations. These laws define the employment environment, influence practice standards, guide activities, clarify roles, responsibilities, duties, and obligations, establish standards and procedure for offences, grievances and seeking of re-dress and generally determine the overall quality of relationship between employers and employees.
Reviews, changes, and some updates have been made to the employment laws and relevant provisions in Nigeria, with significant implications for Human Resource Practice. It is important for HR and everyone who has related responsibilities to arm themselves with sound knowledge of these changes and how to handle issues effectively and ensure the right atmosphere for a productive workforce.
- Overview of Nigerian Labour laws: Sources, framework, and operation
- Employee Compensation Act
- Contract of Employment
- The New Pension Act 2014 (amended) and implications for the HR
- Laws relating to employers and employee’s rights, duties, and obligations
- Legal and Institutional Environment
- Laws relating to Industrial Relations.
- Termination and disengagement from service
- Torts and negligence
- Current trends in Employment legislation.
At the end of the programme, participants will
- Appreciate the existing Constitution and Labour laws in Nigeria.
- Examine the implications of the Trade Union Amendment Act.
- Understand the provisions of the Employees compensation act and pensions reform act.
- Understand basic provisions of ILO Conventions
- Advise their management professionally
- Avoid legal traps as a professional
- Gain mastery of the crucial sections in the Nigerian labour act that covers daily HR operations.