Understanding Labour Law And Employee Relations


Labor law is essential to the human resources management function, yet it can be complicated and highly specialized. Understanding Labor Laws’ course is designed to simplify, clarify, interpret and help organizations abide by the labor laws in Nigeria. It is, basically, labor law made simple.

The workshop will identify all the conflicting interests and suggest best-practice methods on how to professionally manage labor and industrial relations in such a way that industrial peace and harmony are guaranteed.


At the end of this program, participants will be able to demystify:

■ Fundamentals of Industrial Relations Law and Practice in Nigeria

■ What employers usually require from Employees and Government

■ What employees usually require from Employers and Government

■ What Government usually requires from Employers and Employees

■ The rights and duties of the Employer

■ The rights and duties of the Employee

■ The rights and duties of the Staff Union – Standard Workplace set-up

■ The rights and duties of Employers Unions

■ Workplace grievance procedure

■ Causes of Industrial dispute

■ Dispute Management Strategies

■ Sources of Nigerian Labour Laws

■ Nigerian Labour statutes

■ Right to Work and Contract of Employment

■ Terms of the Employment Contract

■ Termination of Employment

■ Emerging trends and future challenges


This program is designed for all HR Managers and officers, HR Practitioners and consultants, Legal Advisers & Officers, Employers of labor, Employers’ Associations, Trade Union leaders and officials, Outsourcing companies or First time Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders who are required to understand the principles and practices guiding Labour Laws and industrial relations in the Nigerian context.


MODULE 1: Labor Law Essentials

■The global legal environment

■Nigerian Labour statutes

■Sources of Nigerian Labour Laws

■ History of labor law in Nigeria

■ Pre-labor law application in Nigeria

■ Identification of exempted categories

■ Legal instruments

■ Enforcement of labor law


MODULE 2: Labour Contracts

■ The legal framework of employment in Nigeria

■ Essential contents of contracts

■ Labor law contracts

■ Right to Work and Contract of Employment

■ Terms of the Employment Contract

■ Termination of Employment

■ Employer and employee duties and responsibilities

■ Changes in legal status

■ Notice period, probation period, and leaves

■ Overtime: explanation and calculations for eligibility

■ Wages and disciplinary actions

■ Total, basic and minimum wages

■ Wages payment methodology


MODULE 3: Fundamentals of Employee Relations

■ Collective bargaining

■ Machinery for settlement of Industrial disputes

■ Standing orders

■ Worker’s participation in management

■ Unfair labor practices


MODULE 4: Disciplinary actions and guidelines

■ Penalties mentioned in the labor law

■ When and why to discipline

■ Dismissal and termination

■ Arbitrary dismissal

■ Unfair dismissal

■ Termination from a legal point of view

■ Arbitrary termination

■ End of service allowances and calculations


MODULE 5: ILO Conventions and Recommendations

■ Trade Disputes Act

■ Definition of Trade Dispute (Sec. 37)

■ Implications of Sec. 32A

■ Rights & Duties of Parties In Industrial Relations

■ Basis of Rights and Obligations

■ Employee Rights and Duties

■ Employer’s Rights and Duties

■ Controversial Areas


■Instructor-led Sessions

■Slides, Stories, Quotes, Videos,

■Case Studies

■Templates and tools

■Individual development plans.

■Practical Sessions, Group Discussions, Exercises, and role-plays.


■Course Fee: N80,000. Early Bird: 5% Discount. 5-10 Participants (5% discount). 11 or more participants. (10% discount). This covers Course materials and Certificates of attendance.


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