Courses Catalogue

Labour Law Ii

COURSE CODE: LB4207
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 5
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Law (Day and Evening), Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Law
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Conditions of the workplace

  • Minimum standards of a work place
  • Registration of workplaces
  • Health and safety at work
  • Inspection of workplaces
  • The role of  Inspectors
  • Orders that can be made by an inspector
  • The role of Labour Officers
  • International Convention and the workplace.

Occupational safety and health

  • The historical development
  • The legislation
  • Health and welfare at the workplace
  • Cleanliness and lighting
  • Sanitary conveniences
  • Provision of adequate facilities for washing, sitting, meals, and others
  • First aid
  • Safety precautions in factories
  • Training and supervision of inexperienced workers
  • General statutory safety standards.

Other safety provisions

  • Lifting appliance
  • Prevention of fire and fire preparedness
  •  Handling chemicals
  • Handling hazardous and dangerous substances
  • Handling specialized dangerous machinery
  • Medical examinations
  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Standards affecting third parties.

Health and safety provisions under the Employment Act

  • Medical examinations
  • Special category of employees
  • Employment of children
  • Hours of work
  • Actions for breach of statutory duties
  • Defences to actions for breach of statutory duty.

 ILO standards

  • Occupational safety standards
  • Occupational health standards
  • Working conditions in the informal sector
  • Gender issues and occupational safety.

Workers compensation

  • Development of workers compensation legislation
  • Employer’s liability
  • Injuries in the course of employment
  • Compensation for injury
  • Scheduled or occupational diseases
  • Workers compensation computation
  • Insurance policy for injuries in the course of employment
  • ILO standards.

Labour disputes and industrial relations

  • Statutory regulation
  • Arbitration and settlement of disputes
  • Quasi judicial powers
  • Trade dispute procedure and rules.

Social security and pensions

  • Human rights approach to social security
  • Statutory regulation and requirements
  • Voluntary benefit schemes
  • Entitlement to social security benefits
  • Public service and pensions
  • Government standing orders
  • Protection against unemployment.

TEACHING METHODS/MODE OF DELIVERY:

  • Lecture
  • Tutorials
  • Clinicals
  • Group presentations
  • Moots

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL OR EQUIPMENT:

  • White board and makers.
  • Flip charts.
  • LCD Projectors.
  • Overhead projectors.
  • CDs, DVDs, and tapes.