Over the past decade, Zimbabwe’s Labour laws have been evolving in a bid to meet the changes in the modern economy. One of the major developments include the Labour amendment bill 2021 which has been of major interest among Zimbabweans. This article seeks to highlight key aspects that an employer might be interested to know. […]
The government of Zimbabwe has undertaken to have every eligible Zimbabwean vaccinated by end of August 2021. However, the government has acknowledge one major resistance, it cannot force everyone to be vaccinated hence it has revised its stance to urging everyone to be vaccinated. To date there is no law that mandates everyone to be […]
Section 14(4) of the Labour Act permits an employer to terminate the employment of an employee who has exhausted the sick leave prescribed in the Act. A more often raised question relating to this subject matter is that, whether an employer is obliged to notify an employee in anticipation of, or upon, the expiry of […]
Analysing the Pensions and Provident Funds Bill against the current challenges in the Insurance and Pensions sectors
The Pensions and Provident Funds Act [24:09] The Pensions and Provident Funds Act has been in force since 1st July 1976. Throughout the course of time, the Insurance industry has seen dynamic changes financially and administratively without any major adaption by the governing Act. As such, calls for change based on the challenges within the […]
In the first quarter of 2021, a number of industries reviewed the minimum wage payable by an employer. The industries covered in this note are the Engineering Iron and Steel Industry, Printing, Packaging and Newspaper Industry, Textile Industry, Insurance and Pensions Industry and Catering Industry. Download Minimum wages gazetted in first quarter of 2021 (free […]
Supreme Court sets limits of Turquand Rule with regards to former employees who are aware of the internal processes
Brief facts of the case Emma Kundishora (the Appellant) was employed by Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (the Respondent) as the Secretary General. The Appellant was suspended from her employment pending investigation into and assessment of her performance. She chose to resign from the organisation. In acknowledging the resignation, the acting president of the organisation set […]
Can an employee unilaterally absent himself/herself from work? An employee cannot unilaterally absent himself/herself from work. The Employee has to get prior approval from the employer or apply for a leave of absence in terms of the relevant code of conduct. In fact, if an employee absents himself/herself for more than 5 days without leave […]
Advice for foreigners investing in Zimbabwe.
We highlight yet another aspect in that Labour Amendment Act, 2015 which employers in Zimbabwe need to be wary of.
A code of conduct which does not comply with the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01] leaves an employer exposed to a claim for review on the ground of illegality.