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Nigeria - Source and scope of regulations



References
  • Labour Act [LA] of 1974 as amended, Chapter 198 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990
    Date: 1990; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; managerial / executive positions; seafarers; employer's family members; flying personnel
Remarks:
  • The LA only applies to a 'worker' which is defined as any person who has entered into a contract (of service) with an employer, whether the contract is for manual or clerical work, or is express or implied, or oral or written (sec. 91(1) LA). The LA definition also excludes:
    * any person not employed for the purposes of the employer's business;
    * persons exercising administrative, executive, technical or professional functions;
    * members of the employer's family (also excluded by sec. 21 of the LA);
    * representatives, agents and commercial travellers, to the extent their work is carried out outside the employer's permanent workplace;
    * any person to whom articles or materials are given out to be made up, cleaned, washed, altered, ornamented, finished, repaired or adapted for sale in his own home or on other premises not under the control or management of the person who gave out the articles or the material; or
    * any person employed in a vessel or aircraft to which the laws regulating merchant shipping or civil aviation apply.
    In addition, members of the armed forces and police are excluded from the LA (sec. 89(2)).


Collective agreements
Collective agreements regulating redundancy exist in some economic sectors.



References
  • Labour Act [LA] of 1974 as amended, Chapter 198 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990
    Date: 1990; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; managerial / executive positions; seafarers; employer's family members; flying personnel
Remarks:
  • The LA only applies to a 'worker' which is defined as any person who has entered into a contract (of service) with an employer, whether the contract is for manual or clerical work, or is express or implied, or oral or written (sec. 91(1) LA). The LA definition also excludes:
    * any person not employed for the purposes of the employer's business;
    * persons exercising administrative, executive, technical or professional functions;
    * members of the employer's family (also excluded by sec. 21 of the LA);
    * representatives, agents and commercial travellers, to the extent their work is carried out outside the employer's permanent workplace;
    * any person to whom articles or materials are given out to be made up, cleaned, washed, altered, ornamented, finished, repaired or adapted for sale in his own home or on other premises not under the control or management of the person who gave out the articles or the material; or
    * any person employed in a vessel or aircraft to which the laws regulating merchant shipping or civil aviation apply.
    In addition, members of the armed forces and police are excluded from the LA (sec. 89(2)).


Collective agreements
Collective agreements regulating redundancy exist in some economic sectors.



References
  • Labour Act [LA] of 1974 as amended, Chapter 198 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990
    Date: 1990; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; managerial / executive positions; seafarers; employer's family members; flying personnel
Remarks:
  • The LA only applies to a 'worker' which is defined as any person who has entered into a contract (of service) with an employer, whether the contract is for manual or clerical work, or is express or implied, or oral or written (sec. 91(1) LA). The LA definition also excludes:
    * any person not employed for the purposes of the employer's business;
    * persons exercising administrative, executive, technical or professional functions;
    * members of the employer's family (also excluded by sec. 21 of the LA);
    * representatives, agents and commercial travellers, to the extent their work is carried out outside the employer's permanent workplace;
    * any person to whom articles or materials are given out to be made up, cleaned, washed, altered, ornamented, finished, repaired or adapted for sale in his own home or on other premises not under the control or management of the person who gave out the articles or the material; or
    * any person employed in a vessel or aircraft to which the laws regulating merchant shipping or civil aviation apply.
    In addition, members of the armed forces and police are excluded from the LA (sec. 89(2)).


Collective agreements
Collective agreements regulating redundancy exist in some economic sectors.



References
  • Labour Act [LA] of 1974 as amended, Chapter 198 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990
    Date: 1990; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; managerial / executive positions; seafarers; employer's family members; flying personnel
Remarks:
  • The LA only applies to a 'worker' which is defined as any person who has entered into a contract (of service) with an employer, whether the contract is for manual or clerical work, or is express or implied, or oral or written (sec. 91(1) LA). The LA definition also excludes:
    * any person not employed for the purposes of the employer's business;
    * persons exercising administrative, executive, technical or professional functions;
    * members of the employer's family (also excluded by sec. 21 of the LA);
    * representatives, agents and commercial travellers, to the extent their work is carried out outside the employer's permanent workplace;
    * any person to whom articles or materials are given out to be made up, cleaned, washed, altered, ornamented, finished, repaired or adapted for sale in his own home or on other premises not under the control or management of the person who gave out the articles or the material; or
    * any person employed in a vessel or aircraft to which the laws regulating merchant shipping or civil aviation apply.
    In addition, members of the armed forces and police are excluded from the LA (sec. 89(2)).


Collective agreements
Collective agreements regulating redundancy exist in some economic sectors.



References
  • Labour Act [LA] of 1974 as amended, Chapter 198 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990
    Date: 1990; view website » (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; police; army; managerial / executive positions; seafarers; employer's family members; flying personnel
Remarks:
  • The LA only applies to a 'worker' which is defined as any person who has entered into a contract (of service) with an employer, whether the contract is for manual or clerical work, or is express or implied, or oral or written (sec. 91(1) LA). The LA definition also excludes:
    * any person not employed for the purposes of the employer's business;
    * persons exercising administrative, executive, technical or professional functions;
    * members of the employer's family (also excluded by sec. 21 of the LA);
    * representatives, agents and commercial travellers, to the extent their work is carried out outside the employer's permanent workplace;
    * any person to whom articles or materials are given out to be made up, cleaned, washed, altered, ornamented, finished, repaired or adapted for sale in his own home or on other premises not under the control or management of the person who gave out the articles or the material; or
    * any person employed in a vessel or aircraft to which the laws regulating merchant shipping or civil aviation apply.
    In addition, members of the armed forces and police are excluded from the LA (sec. 89(2)).


Collective agreements
Collective agreements regulating redundancy exist in some economic sectors.