Open Seminar

Employment Law and Industrial Relations

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Programme snapshot

  • Date: 3rd, October, 2023 (6 days over 3 weeks)
  • Fee: N328,500.00 (Excluding VAT)
  • Location: Live online
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In a constantly changing, knowledge-based and conflict-prone national and global economy, managing employer-employee relations is critical on many levels. Getting the best out of human capital is equally critical to value creation and winning against competition. Society is becoming more conscious of legal rights while regulations and legal tripwires are steadily exploding. Employment relations framework in Nigeria has become legal rights-based and more litigious with the enhancement of the National Industrial Court’s jurisdiction, therefore, employers today are faced with intricate labour and employment concerns that require knowledgeable guidance. Understanding the legal issues affecting your workplace has become a critical success factor in determining the health of your organisation. All managers, not just HR managers need to be acquainted with employment law and relations practice. Lawyers involved in the employment relationship also require continuous education to keep updated on changing norms, laws and advanced practical legal strategies, including the developing jurisprudence of the National Industrial Court with its tilt towards upholding global best practices.

This seminar is designed purposely to equip participants with advanced practical and practitioner-focused capabilities to strategically navigate the law and management interphase and to familiarise them with basic practice and procedures of industrial relations and the National Industrial Court.


Learning Objectives and Benefits

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  1. Develop proactive labour and employment practices and policies
  2. Negotiate agreements with organised labor and employee groups
  3. Ensure compliance with established and emerging labour and employment laws
  4. Practicalize advanced defense strategies for winning employment litigation
  5. Internal resolution of disputes, whenever and wherever they arise

Who should attend

The programme is designed to benefit the following groups:

  • In-house counsels
  • Heads of legal departments
  • Practicing lawyers
  • Senior corporate counsel and advisers
  • HR, Industrial and Employee Relations Managers Company Secretaries

Structure and Curriculum

  • Legal Framework – Fair work systems
  • The Employment Contract
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Discrimination and Diversity
  • Workplace investigations, grievance procedures
  • Termination of employment
  • Employee/Industrial Relations principles, practices and law
  • Enterprise/Labour negotiations and collective bargaining
  • Negotiations Role Play
  • Practice and procedure in the National Industrial Relations Court
  • Enterprise, employment and regulation in the digital economy
  • Ethics considerations for employers and their counsel

Admission process

1. Click on the Apply Now tab
2. Select the number of participants to enroll on the programme
3. Fill in your details to complete your application
4. Request for an invoice or make an instant payment via our secured payment gateway
5. Upon confirmation of payment, a programme manager will get in touch with you at least three days before the programme commences.


  • Prof Olawale Ajai
  • Uche Attoh
  • Prof Fabian Ajogwu


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