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Employment

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.

Mandatory e-Registration of Foreign Nationals in Nigeria

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.

Maternity leave extension

On Wednesday the 6th of June, 2018, during the 107th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Chris Ngige, stated, that maternity leave for women in public service has been extended to 16 weeks, to provide enough time for them and their infants to recuperate.

Immigration automation and new frontiers

Automation software and platforms provide the visibility, control and mechanization needed to provide quality service delivery and address all stages of any service lifecycle.