Employment and Labour

From establishment as an employer through to termination of employment, this category provides a practical overview of local requirements and key considerations when it comes to employing locals and foreigners. Aspects covered include employment contracts, compliance, tax, disciplinary and termination procedures, employee rights and benefits, health and safety, the impact of major transactions on employees, and protection of confidential information and intellectual property.

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Topics covered

The following topics are covered in detail under the Employment and Labour category for each country (click to expand):
Legal framework
Trends and practice
Scope
Enforcement
Employment and Labour

Practical Q&A format

The category offers detailed and up-to-date guidance in a simple to use question and answer format. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
Can employers benefit from any grants or incentives for hiring employees?
Can employers carry out background checks on applicants?
Are there any restrictions on the use of labour brokers/temporary employment services?
Are there any restrictions on the types of positions foreign employees can fill?
Are there situations where labour authorities or courts deem employment?
Are probation periods allowed? If so, are they common?
Are restraint of trade/non-compete clauses allowed in employment contracts?
Can an employment contract between a local employer and a foreign employee be governed by a legal system other than local law?
Must employers provide health insurance/medical aid to employees?
If labour unions are recognised, how powerful are they?
What is the prescription period for health and safety violations?
Who owns intellectual property created by employees in the scope of their employment?
What disciplinary measures can employers take against employees?
What grounds for termination are recognised?
What is the procedure for mass layoffs/collective redundancy?

Benefits of the Employment and Labour category of Afriwise

For those responsible for any element of human resources and employment, the Afriwise platform is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it accurately delivers you up-to-date and plan language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive and notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts
  • to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local employment law experts
  • valuable tools such as powerful search functions
  • country comparisons
  • clarification request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility across the local employment and labour law landscape. Work intelligently, together. Access to Afriwise ensures you proactivily manage and mitigate your HR, people and workplace-related risks.

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