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The fundamental principle of Labour Legislations is to guarantee fairness in the employment relationship and protect basic rights of parties involved. As the workplace becomes more complex and globally competitive, the line between rights and privileges is rapidly disappearing. This has resulted to increasing incidents of industrial action and work stoppages. In-depth working knowledge of Labour, Employment and Social Laws and their application is germane to industrial peace, harmony, socio-economic well-being and peaceful co-existence in and outside of work.

The fundamental principle of Labour Legislations is to guarantee fairness in the employment relationship and protect basic rights of parties involved. As the workplace becomes more complex and globally competitive, the line between rights and privileges is rapidly disappearing. This has resulted to increasing incidents of industrial action and work stoppages. In-depth working knowledge of Labour, Employment and Social Laws and their application is germane to industrial peace, harmony, socio-economic well-being and peaceful co-existence in and outside of work. The ignorance or lack of adequate working knowledge of the Labour, Employment and Social Laws has financially compromised many organizations, leading to colossal loss of revenue paid as damages and compensation due to breach of the provisions of the Labour Laws. This lack of requisite skills to tackle contemporary issues in human resource management and labour relations can constitute a constraint to achieving competitive advantage in today’s business world. The rapidly changing provisions of the Law have made it imperative for Human Resources Practitioners to be abreast of new developments. This important Course is, thus, designed to empower managers with knowledge and provisions of the Nigerian Labour, Employment and Social Laws. The course equally aims to exhaustively examine the legal and contemporary labour relations issues in the workplace. OBJECTIVES At the end of the Course, participants will be able to: Enlighten participants on the Nigerian Labour, Employment and Social Laws that impact on labour relations in the workplace. Intimate participants with the rights and obligations of the parties involved in employment and collective relationships in the workplace. Share with participants decided cases on Labour and Employment matters. Expose participants to new Laws and Pending Labour and Employment Bills that have consequences for Business. Create the atmosphere that will promote industrial harmony in the workplace. Enlighten participants on the roles and responsibilities of the Industrial Arbitration Panel and the National Industrial Court. CONTENT Fundamental Principles of Law and the Constitution. Managing Legal Risks in Human Resource Management. The Nigerian Labour Law and the Laws Relations of Employment & Employee Welfare. Management’s, Worker’s and Union Duties, Rights, Obligations and Limitations in the Workplace. Termination of Employment with Associated Risks & Organizational Discipline. Laws Relating to Trade Unions and Dispute Resolution. New Trends in Employment Relationships: Nature, Implications and Coping Strategies. The Existing Legal Framework for the practice of Labour and Industrial Relations in Nigeria: The Right Based Approach, Challenges and the Way Forward. Highlights of the Acts Guiding Statutory Agencies and their Implications for Business (particular focus on NSITF,NHF,NHIS,PENCOM and ITF) International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions on Workplace Relationships. The Concept of Decent work The Roles and Responsibilities of the Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) and National Industrial Court (NIC)

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