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Kenyan labour laws: Current jurisprudence on the right to strike in the essential service sectors

A cursory glance at the fundamental rights and freedoms set out in the bill of rights in the Constitution of Kenya 2010 (the Constitution) may lead a person to conclude that all workers have a constitutional right to engage in a lawful strike. But is this the correct posi..

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

New legislation: The criminalisation of hate offences and the workplace

On 9 May 2024, the Presidency reported that the President assented to the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. The purpose of the Act is to give effect to constitutionally enshrined rights, including human dignity, equality and the right to freedo..

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South Africa: New rules for the Labour Courts – what employers need to know

On Friday, 3 May 2024, the much-anticipated new Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court rules were published in the Government Gazette. These rules replace the rules that have been in force since 1996, as well as the Practice Manual for the Labour Court which has applied sin..

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MMAKS Advocates

Safeguarding Employers Trade Secrets: Insights from a Landmark Legal Case in Uganda

In the ever-evolving landscape of employment law, new frontiers continually emerge, posing dilemmas for employees and employers alike, especially in cross-border contexts. With the advent of the digital age, where company data is integral to business operations, instances..

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Guidelines for Employment Termination on Medical Grounds

In Kenya’s dynamic employment landscape, terminating employees on medical grounds poses significant challenges for employers as employers must weigh between productivity and being sensitive in the face of medical incapacity. While the Employment Act, 2007 provides criteri..

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Webber Wentzel

2024 Earnings threshold announced

The earnings threshold will increase to R254 371.67 with effect from 1 April 2024, entitling employees falling below the threshold to stricter protections in terms of labour legislation. It is the fourth consecutive annual increase to the threshold (following a period of ..

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The Nigerian Government Suspends The Implementation Of The Expatriate Employment Levy

On March 8, 2024, the Federal Ministry of Interior issued a Press Release announcing the suspension of the implementation of the Expatriate Employment Levy (EEL). The EEL, which was introduced by the Nigerian Government on February 27, 2024, imposes a government-mandated ..

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AVM Advogados

New General Labor Law

On December 27, 2023, Law No. 12/23 of December 27, was published in the Official Gazette. The law approves the New General Labor Law, which revokes the Law No. 7/15 of June 15th, as well as Rectification No. 15/15 of October 2nd, and all separate legislation that contrad..

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Goldsmiths Solicitors

What you Need to Know about the New Nigeria Expatriate Employment Levy

The Expatriate Employment Levy handbook was recently issued by the Ministry of Interior and was launched by the Nigerian president, on 27 February 2024. The Expatriate Employment Levy is a government-mandated contribution imposed on companies that employ expatriate worker..

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