Whether you are hiring, retaining, transferring or terminating employees, the navigation of the unique legal complexities of each jurisdiction across Africa requires advisers with experience and the right expertise.
ALN’s multi-jurisdictional know-how on employment issues ranges from everyday business matters to complex employee share ownership schemes and options plans. We advise business enterprises, boards and company management teams on employment contracts and staff policy handbooks, right sizing and restructuring, labour relations and trade unions, employee transfer, employee benefits and issues of recruitment, retention and termination. Our ability to guide clients through the complexities of employment issues in cross-border M&A transactions in an effective way is a key part of what we do.
At a time where the way employees work has been entirely disrupted, ALN lawyers provide invaluable understanding and guidance for organisations as they navigate the important challenges of remote and flexible working, as well as mental health issues.
As competition for the best talent increases, retention becomes increasingly important. ALN offers commercially focused advice on employment incentives and retention packages such as salary structures, share plans, medical and life cover and pensions, among other benefits, ensuring that when you have the right people, you keep them.
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We have a partner who sits on the board of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest network of labour and employment lawyers covering more than 120 countries, and is the Chair of the Africa and Middle East Region.
Representative transactions include advising:
In connection with the legality of their gender identification policy, reviewing employment internal policies and procedures and employment contracts, and providing advice regarding the treatment of its employees in light of the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and regular ongoing advice on multiple issues with respect to engagement of employees.
In connection with the legality of their global anti-harassment policy, providing advice on diversity data, gender pay and hybrid work model in light of COVID-19 pandemic, and regular ongoing advice on multiple issues with respect to engagement of employees.
In connection with the mandatory Legal & Compliance Audit required under the Code of Corporate Governance Practices for Issuer of Securities to the Public 2015, including auditing the employment practices of BAT.
In connection with carrying out the review and amendment of the trust deeds and rules of the Aga Khan Health Services Kenya Staff Pension and Life Assurance Scheme and the Aga Khan University Staff Provident Fund.
In connection with two suits before the Employment and Labour Relations Court brought by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU), representing KQ employees.
In connection with ongoing employment issues including advice on obtaining a business visa, work and residence permits for their foreign employees.
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