Employment law in Uganda regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.
Our Experts in Employment understand the area of law that governs the employer-employee relationship. Employment law covers everything from human resources to labor relations.
We advise our clients on the core areas of contention like workplace discipline and contract termination, recruitment; the terms and conditions of employment; data protection; holidays, working hours and pay; health and safety regulations; maternity and parental rights; discrimination; discipline, grievance and dismissal procedures; whistleblowing; employment tribunals; and redundancy.
Recognizing Employment Law
Usually, the key is simply recognizing when employment law is an issue. This can be difficult because the subject is truly vast. Employment law includes such things as:
- Worker’s compensation
- Labor relations
- Family and medical leave
- Immigration, and Work Permits
- Employee Benefits
- Social Security
- Wrongful, or Unfair Termination
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Minimum Wage
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Whether it is day-to-day support, a second opinion, or assistance with an employment tribunal, our team of employment experts can help with any employment challenges that you may face.
Employment Law has always been a complex matter of balancing the rights and obligations that employers and employees have towards each other.
Still, regardless of your location and despite the best efforts of international organizations and local institutions to reach this balance through continuously improving legislation; local Labour Legislation will remain a sensitive subject, open to various interpretations.
As a consequence, without expert advice, you might find yourself involved in a variety of conflicts with current or former employees, or even worse, with the local institutions.
Houston Executive Consulting offers you all the necessary support to solve any employment-related matter before it is too late and therefore avoid exposure to any financial or legal damages.
Based on the Labour Legislation of Uganda, we may offer services that include but are not limited to:
Advisory on Handling Workplace Grievance, Discipline and Dismissals
We have a thorough understanding of best practices in grievance, disciplinary, and dismissal processes, with developing strategies for risk management and dispute resolution in the workplace.
We know how to apply the law effectively to grievance, discipline, or dismissal situations by doing a thorough review of the legal issues to be aware of when resolving disputes in the workplace and will help you manage problem situations effectively and according to best practice.
We identify and mitigate risks during a grievance, discipline, and dismissals processes, and we know how to conduct dispute resolution.
Our unlimited advisory service gives you access to an employment lawyer 24/7, 365 days a year. We’re available by phone, email, Live Chat, and in person. Our support ranges from day-to-day HR queries through to senior exits.
Employee Rights & Benefits
Labor Law advisory on specific cases related to employee’s vs. employer’s rights (e.g.: the right to Leave or vacation, medical care, daily or weekly rest, minimum working conditions, maximum and minimum working hours per week, etc.).
Assistance with the employment of foreigners, including solving relocation matters as well as providing support in litigations and negotiations with employees.
A dedicated employment lawyer for every client
Your employment relations advisor will meet with you at the outset of the relationship, and regularly thereafter, ensuring they are fully familiar with your business and its specific challenges.
You will have the direct contact number for your advisor. And if they are out of the office, any ongoing issues will be passed to an equally qualified colleague, so you don’t have to wait for a response.
Access to the wider legal team
You and your team will have access to the full legal team through a direct advice line number meaning that, even in the absence of your dedicated lawyer, you will be able to access advice at any time. Our Legal Consultants work collaboratively, giving you the combined expertise of a large and experienced employment team.
Our service is truly unlimited. It covers support with all employment law and employee relations issues; up to the point, a tribunal claim is raised. Our service even includes drafting settlement agreements and dealing with employee representatives in negotiated exits. There are no hidden costs for dealing with complex or time-consuming issues.
You decide who can access the service
You control who can access the advice line. Just let us know if you want to add or remove access to the advisory service. We can provide customized management information on the use of our support by your team, and target common topics with training.
We know you sometimes need to make a commercial decision, as opposed to adhering to the strict letter of the law. Our legal experts analyze the risks to your business and work with you to deliver the result you need. We’ll get you to the desired outcome as safely, and quickly, as possible
2) Employment Documentation
Assistance with preparing documentation for employees (e.g.: employment contracts, amendments, job descriptions, documentation on termination of employment, etc.) Having employment contracts, policies and other documentation in place isn’t just a legal requirement.
Assistance with preparing specific internal documentation for employers (e.g.: internal mandatory regulations, employees’ evaluation procedures, organizational chart, etc.) It’s also important in setting out the relationship between employer and employee. Well-drafted employment documentation will not only ensure that you comply with the law but will give you the flexibility to manage your workforce according to business needs.
Employment documentation health check
When you start to work with us, your employment lawyer will carry out a thorough review of your employment contracts, policies, procedures, and other employee-related documentation.
We will produce a comprehensive audit report, setting out any areas where you are not compliant with the law, and suggestions for improvements and best practices.
Meeting with your employment relations expert
As part of the documentation review, your legal consultant will meet you to ensure your documentation reflects your company values and the way you work. We will support you and guide the implementation of any changes.
Your lawyer will review your contracts and other documentation on an annual basis, to ensure it remains up to date and in line with best practices.
We scan the horizon so you don’t have to. During the year, where there are significant legal changes that affect your business, we’ll make you aware of them so you’re always ahead of the curve.
3) Employment Law Training
LAW’s in-house training can be customized to cover exactly what your employees need. Just let us know what you want to cover, and we’ll work with you to make it happen.
All our courses are delivered for a fixed price. And while your trainer will be legally qualified, we don’t just quote the law. We go beyond the theory to change behaviors and attitudes. And we pride ourselves on making training fun.
Example: Training on Handling Workplace Discipline, Termination & Exit in Uganda
Dealing with Conduct Issues
Tailored around your disciplinary procedures and practice, this practical session will include case studies and role-plays allowing your staff to hone their skills in carrying out investigations and conducting hearings.
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