GVA LEGAL PODCAST

OVERVIEW

GVA Legal podcast is a bi-monthly podcast with an eye towards law practice in the larger African economy and how to get useful & current information. Each episode will feature an interview with knowledgeable lawyers and professionals from different sectors who help demystify topical issues. As the tagline suggests ‘Let’s get real’, the conversations will be candid, in-depth and professional.

Ep 4: Employment & Labor Relations in the Labor office

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Boaz Musandu – Deputy Labor Commissioner, Nairobi County
Kananu Mutea – Partner & Head Dispute Resolution Department, GVA
Mrs. Stella M. Ojango – Partner, GVA

In this episode, we discuss the labor office established under the Directorate of Labor in the Ministry of Labor. From the functions to the role of the labor office. We further discuss the complaints process with the labor officer and the process of dealing with the complaints and what follows after a complaint has been lodged and dealt with.

Ep 3: Employment & Labor Relations

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Irene Kashindi – Partner at Munyao, Muthama & Kashindi Advocates (MMK)
Vincent Oweya – Advocate, Dispute Resolution at GVA

In this episode, we look at the jurisdiction of the Employment and Labor Relations Court (ELRC). From the procedure of filing a claim before the ELRC, to how hearings are conducted before that court. We further discuss Alternative Dispute Resolutions(ADR) in the employment field and the basic details that an employment contract should address with regards to termination.

Ep 2: Covid-19 Impact

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Anthony Ndirangu – Research Director at Research 8020 Limited
Mrs. Stella M. Ojango – Partner, GVA

In this episode, we delve into the rights of employees and employers due to the effects of corona virus. Millions of people in Kenya have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. On the flip side, working from home is the new norm. We discuss the effects that the corona virus has done on the employment from what the employers need to implement to allow for working from home to be a success, to unpaid leave, to termination of employment and redundancy.

Ep 1: Employment Contract

Host:
Andrew Njenga – Advocate, GVA

Guest:
Daniel Odhiambo – Senior Advocate, GVA
Hazel Okoth – Advocate, GVA

In this episode, we discuss the elements of an employment contract. The relationship between an employer and employee is enshrined in an employment contract. From the employment contract, all the terms, obligations, rights of both parties, benefits of the employee among others are listed. These include working hours, job description, remuneration and leave entitlement to name a few.