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Nigéria - Types de contrats de travail


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Durée maximale de la période d'essai: aucune limitation

Remarks:
  • There is no maximum statutory probationary period.
    The LA requires the employer to give his/her employees a written statement specifying the term of employment within 3 months form the beginning of a worker's period of employment (sec. 7(1) LA).
    Note that since the LA does not exclude probationary employees from its ambit, the statutory notice periods (see below) also apply to probationary employees.

Contrat à durée déterminée (CDD):
  • CDD reglementés: Non
    Remarks:
    • Employment contracts are governed by the contract law (common law). That means that according to the principle of freedom of contract, the conditions and terms of the contract depend on the will of the parties.
      The LA only provides that the date of expiry of fixed-term contract must be specified other things in the written contract of employment which shall given to the employee no later than three months after the beginning of employment (sec. 7(1)d) LA).
      In addition the common law position that contracts for a fixed term or fixed amount of work expire according to their terms is codified in sec. 9(7)(a) of the LA. There are no further statutory regulations of fixed-term contracts.
  • Motifs autorisés de recours au CDD : aucune limitation
  • Nombre maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for limitations on the number of renewals.
  • Durée cumulée maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for a maximum duration of successive FTCs.
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Durée maximale de la période d'essai: aucune limitation

Remarks:
  • There is no maximum statutory probationary period.
    The LA requires the employer to give his/her employees a written statement specifying the term of employment within 3 months form the beginning of a worker's period of employment (sec. 7(1) LA).
    Note that since the LA does not exclude probationary employees from its ambit, the statutory notice periods (see below) also apply to probationary employees.

Contrat à durée déterminée (CDD):
  • CDD reglementés: Non
    Remarks:
    • Employment contracts are governed by the contract law (common law). That means that according to the principle of freedom of contract, the conditions and terms of the contract depend on the will of the parties.
      The LA only provides that the date of expiry of fixed-term contract must be specified other things in the written contract of employment which shall given to the employee no later than three months after the beginning of employment (sec. 7(1)d) LA).
      In addition the common law position that contracts for a fixed term or fixed amount of work expire according to their terms is codified in sec. 9(7)(a) of the LA. There are no further statutory regulations of fixed-term contracts.
  • Motifs autorisés de recours au CDD : aucune limitation
  • Nombre maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for limitations on the number of renewals.
  • Durée cumulée maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for a maximum duration of successive FTCs.
+ show references

Durée maximale de la période d'essai: aucune limitation

Remarks:
  • There is no maximum statutory probationary period.
    The LA requires the employer to give his/her employees a written statement specifying the term of employment within 3 months form the beginning of a worker's period of employment (sec. 7(1) LA).
    Note that since the LA does not exclude probationary employees from its ambit, the statutory notice periods (see below) also apply to probationary employees.

Contrat à durée déterminée (CDD):
  • CDD reglementés: Non
    Remarks:
    • Employment contracts are governed by the contract law (common law). That means that according to the principle of freedom of contract, the conditions and terms of the contract depend on the will of the parties.
      The LA only provides that the date of expiry of fixed-term contract must be specified other things in the written contract of employment which shall given to the employee no later than three months after the beginning of employment (sec. 7(1)d) LA).
      In addition the common law position that contracts for a fixed term or fixed amount of work expire according to their terms is codified in sec. 9(7)(a) of the LA. There are no further statutory regulations of fixed-term contracts.
  • Motifs autorisés de recours au CDD : aucune limitation
  • Nombre maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for limitations on the number of renewals.
  • Durée cumulée maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for a maximum duration of successive FTCs.
+ show references

Durée maximale de la période d'essai: aucune limitation

Remarks:
  • There is no maximum statutory probationary period.
    The LA requires the employer to give his/her employees a written statement specifying the term of employment within 3 months form the beginning of a worker's period of employment (sec. 7(1) LA).
    Note that since the LA does not exclude probationary employees from its ambit, the statutory notice periods (see below) also apply to probationary employees.

Contrat à durée déterminée (CDD):
  • CDD reglementés: Non
    Remarks:
    • Employment contracts are governed by the contract law (common law). That means that according to the principle of freedom of contract, the conditions and terms of the contract depend on the will of the parties.
      The LA only provides that the date of expiry of fixed-term contract must be specified other things in the written contract of employment which shall given to the employee no later than three months after the beginning of employment (sec. 7(1)d) LA).
      In addition the common law position that contracts for a fixed term or fixed amount of work expire according to their terms is codified in sec. 9(7)(a) of the LA. There are no further statutory regulations of fixed-term contracts.
  • Motifs autorisés de recours au CDD : aucune limitation
  • Nombre maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for limitations on the number of renewals.
  • Durée cumulée maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for a maximum duration of successive FTCs.
+ show references

Durée maximale de la période d'essai: aucune limitation

Remarks:
  • There is no maximum statutory probationary period.
    The LA requires the employer to give his/her employees a written statement specifying the term of employment within 3 months form the beginning of a worker's period of employment (sec. 7(1) LA).
    Note that since the LA does not exclude probationary employees from its ambit, the statutory notice periods (see below) also apply to probationary employees.

Contrat à durée déterminée (CDD):
  • CDD reglementés: Non
    Remarks:
    • Employment contracts are governed by the contract law (common law). That means that according to the principle of freedom of contract, the conditions and terms of the contract depend on the will of the parties.
      The LA only provides that the date of expiry of fixed-term contract must be specified other things in the written contract of employment which shall given to the employee no later than three months after the beginning of employment (sec. 7(1)d) LA).
      In addition the common law position that contracts for a fixed term or fixed amount of work expire according to their terms is codified in sec. 9(7)(a) of the LA. There are no further statutory regulations of fixed-term contracts.
  • Motifs autorisés de recours au CDD : aucune limitation
  • Nombre maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for limitations on the number of renewals.
  • Durée cumulée maximum de CDD successifs: aucune limitation
    Remarks:
    • No statutory regulations providing for a maximum duration of successive FTCs.