List Of Things That Must Be In An Employment Letter/Agreement

List Of Things That Must Be In An Employment Letter/Agreement

List Of Things That Must Be In An Employment Letter/Agreement. Daily Law Tips (Tip 492) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

Employment of any type in Nigeria must be in writing. There is no room for unwritten/oral employment agreement for any job/work/employment whatsoever, whether long time or short time and employment agreement must be communicated to an employee within 3 months of employment.

An employment letter or agreement must contain the following;

1. employer’s name,

2. employee’s name and address, place of work,

3. Nature of employment

4. If for fixed term, the date of expiration of employment, periods and manner of payment

5. salary/wage,

6. holidays and any sick pay

7. duration of employment and

8. needed notice for termination of employment.

Doing otherwise is an offence punishable with #800.00 for a first offender.

Note that, none of the above affects a worker that is father, mother, husband, wife or child of the employer or to any person working on an agreement for co-operation.


sections 7, 21 and 22 of Labour Act, 1971.









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