EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

Labour Laws

MEANING OF CONTRACT OF SERVICE/CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment contract means an agreement, whether oral or written to employ an employee for a period of time

Laws governing contract of employment include:

In Kenya employment is governed the general law of contract. Thus employment is basically seen as an individual relationship negotiated the employee and the employer according to their special needs. A number of laws have been passed specifically dealing with different aspects of the employer-employee relationship. These laws defined the terms and conditions of employment and consist mainly of four Acts of parliament:

  1. The employment Act (cap.226)
  2. The regulation of wages and conditions of employment Act(cap.229)-Makes rules governing wages, leaves and rest, health and safety and special position of children and women and termination of employment)
  3. The Factories Act(cap 514)-Deals with the health, safety and welfare of an employee who works in a factory.
  4. The work injury benefit Act(cap.253)



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