Our employment lawyers in Nigeria help clients meet their workforce objectives by advising on a range of key legal and HR issues including the applicable laws, employment arrangements and workforce strategies, HR policies, employee share schemes, union negotiations, termination of employments, redundancy, legal and compliance issues and limitation of liability.
We prepare employment agreements, handbooks for senior and junior employees, HR policies, non-compete, non-circumvention agreements and other relevant documents. We partner with our clients, wherever they do business, to find solutions to their day to day issues and manage risk and legal challenges.
We work closely with our clients locally, internationally and across borders. Our global reach, in-depth knowledge and expertise means that we can partner with clients to drive consistency, deliver cost savings and help them identify and manage their priorities and risk across multiple locations.
Experience has included advising:
- A multinational company in structuring employment arrangements for staff of its Nigerian subsidiary.
- An indigenous oil and gas company in establishing its employee phantom share scheme.
- A multinational freight forwarding company with regards to union negotiations and termination of employment.
- A multinational company on redundancy, legal and compliance issues arising from its global restructuring.
- A multinational company on employment arrangements and limitation of liability in Nigeria.
- Various companies on employment agreements, handbooks for senior and junior employees, human resource policies, non-compete and non-circumvention agreements.
The right to strike is one of the most cherished possessions of trade unions and they regard it as their powerful weapon and safeguard against low wages or poor working conditions which employers may seek to impose on them.
COVID-19 pandemic and the measures imposed by governments to limit its spread have created a number of significant issues which are of grave concern to employers in Nigeria and beyond.
Pursuant to the adoption of "Safe, Orderly and Rugular Migration" initiative by members of the United Nations in Morocco, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) expressed its intention to commence a mandatory e-Registration exercise of all resident and visiting foreign nationals in Nigeria.