Since the COVID-19 pandemic is already a reality in Mozambique, with the confirmation of the 8th coronavirus case in Mozambique on Sunday, 29 March 2020, it is becoming increasingly urgent to make decisions about how employment relations should be structured and regulated.
Gimina Mahumana Langa is the partner in charge of the labor practice at SAL & Caldeira. She has over 10 years' experience advising clients in both individual and collective employment relationships, advising employers, individuals, employers' associations and unions in all matters of employment law.
Gimina has experience in drafting and preparing internal policies and regulations, benefits plans and collective bargaining agreements. She has carried out many training sessions on labor matters for employers' managers, employees and union officials. Her experience extends to advising on strategies to terminate employment contracts of employees in more sensitive and senior positions, disciplinary proceedings, collective bargaining, large-scale retrenchments and immigration.
Gimina has also been involved in legal reform, assisting employers' associations with the review of the draft labor legislation as well as conducting public consultations and negotiations with the relevant stakeholders.
Experience has included advising:
- A bank with the termination of the employment contract of a managing director
- A mining company, with negotiations with the union during a strike
- A multinational mining company, with the negotiation and drafting of a collective bargaining agreement
- A multinational company, in the consumer goods and retail sector with large-scale retrenchments
- A technology company, with disciplinary proceedings against more than 100 striking employees
- A multinational transport and logistics company, with a due diligence and review of more than 20 internal polices
- Foreign investors, in pre-acquisition due diligence
- A consultancy company, to appeal and negotiate substantial fines imposed by the general labor inspectorate
- A diplomatic mission, with the regularization of its employment status
- A diplomatic mission, in labor litigation
- A diplomatic mission, with the review of its internal human resource policies
- Lawyer admitted to the Mozambique Bar Association (2012)
- University of South Africa (UNISA), Program in Human Resource Management (2018)
- UDIMA University, Master's Degree in Labor Risks Prevention (2016)
- Technical University of Mozambique (UDM), Degree in Legal Forensic Science (2010)
- Technical University of Mozambique (UDM), Degree Course in Legal Sciences (2005 to 2008)
- Member of the Mozambique Bar Association
In this edition you can read "Alcohol and Drugs at the Workplace", "Suspension of Employment Contracts" and "New procedures for Submission of the Employees' List Sheet".
In this number you can read "Special rights of Female Employees", "Termination of Employment Contracts Due to Cessation of Activities or Extinction of Legal Person" and "The legality of Discounts upon the Termination of Employment Contract".
In this number you can read: "Prohibition on the issuance of short-term work communications for NGOs", "The entry and exit Regime of Foreign Citizens in Mozambique: the lack of issuance of the new Visa modalities and the incorrect issuance of the work Visa" and "Individual Companies as an Alternative for Hiring Foreign Employees".