An Intensive 1-Day Class Room Training Course
Contracts Post COVID 19
What next for Employment Contracts Post Covid 19?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the global economy, employers in large and small businesses are faced with a dreadful conundrum on whether to let their staff go, cut their hours or declare them redundant. While drafting employment contracts previously, most employers never even anticipated the current circumstances; particularly the level of interruption and disruption to work as we know it, which has been occasioned by the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indeed, employers and employees have had to be deal with this unprecedented situation by adopting new ways of meeting their obligations under their employment contracts. The relationship between employers and employees is typically regulated by the employment contract, which sets out the terms of such employment. It is trite that parties to a contract are bound by its terms and cannot vary the terms and conditions of the contract except with each other’s consent. It therefore begs the critical question;
What options are available for employers, considering the impact the pandemic is having/has had on their businesses?
This workshop is meant to help employers understand all options (both old and new) that are available to them, considering the impact the pandemic is having/has had on their businesses. By the end of the workshop, delegates will be able to:
a) Safely coordinate employees working from home – the new normal; in the event of adverse impacts of such a pandemic on their businesses
b) Safely handle suspension of existing contract obligations; in the event of adverse impacts of such a pandemic on their businesses
c) Safely handle deferment/ reduction of salaries; in the event of adverse impacts of such a pandemic on their businesses
d) Safely handle deferment of bonuses and promotions; in the event of adverse impacts of such a pandemic on their businesses
e) Safely handle all leave difficulties; in the event of adverse impacts of such a pandemic on their businesses
f) Safely handle redundancy; in the event of adverse impacts of such a pandemic on their businesses
g) Safely handle terminations of employees’ contracts as a measure of last resort in the event of adverse impacts of such a pandemic on their businesses
h) Incorporate an ‘inclusive’ force majeure clause in their employment contracts
This course is suitable for;
a) All HR Personnel
b) All Heads of Organizations
c) All Business Owners
d) All Managers and Supervisors
Among other issues, the course will address ALL your questions around the following:
MODULE 1: WORKING FROM HOME – THE NEW NORMAL
WHAT are the employer’s obligations when employees are compelled to work remotely?
MODULE 2: HANDLING SUSPENSION OF EXSITING CONTRACT OBLIGATIONS
Are there provision for employers to suspend existing contractual obligations? If so, WHEN and HOW should employers incorporate/implement suspension clauses on Employment contracts?
MODULE 3: DEFERMENT/REDUCTION OF SALARIES
WHAT legal provision(s) are available for employers in matters regarding deferment/reduction of employee salaries?
MODULE 4: DEFERMENT OF BONUSES AND PROMOTIONS
WHAT legal provision(s) are available for employers in matters regarding deferment of employee bonuses and promotions?
MODULE 5: PAID AND UNPAID LEAVE
Can employers make the most of the compulsory stay at home directions by the Government? Can they turn such days into paid or unpaid leave days?
MODULE 6: DECLARATION OF REDUNDANCY
WHAT are the procedures and the conditions to be met by employers, if they are to declare redundancy?
MODULE 7: TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS
As a measure of last resort, WHEN and HOW should employers safely go about terminating employees’ contracts?
MODULE 8: INCORPORATION OF AN ‘INCLUSIVE’ FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSE
WHAT is a Force Majeure Clause and HOW can it be applied by employers upon the occurrence of a specific set of events, which are beyond their control?
Our Commitment to Health and Safety
WE VALUE YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR LOVED ONES
All guidelines and directives/ standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Government of the Republic of Uganda (GoU) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) will be observed to the latter.
A NeCro – EDC Certificate of Competence will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course