Employment and Labour Relations Law

Legal advice on the relationship between workers, employers and trade unions; the workplace, rights of employees and duties of employer according to the law.

The firm advises on the best labour practices, disciplinary conduct hearings engagement, employment terms and termination of employment, be it by notice, summary dismissal or redundancy. We have represented clients both at the conciliation stage before Labour Officers of the Ministry of East Africa Community, Labour and Social Protection; and at the court hearing stage before judges in the Employment and Labour Relations Court.

We advise also on and draft human resource manuals, workplace policies including mandatory policies such as that on sexual harassment and those recommended by best practices, dealings with unions, recognition agreements, collective bargaining agreements, employment agreements, directors’ service agreements.

The firm also undertakes training of human resource professionals on best labour practices from the legal perspective and minimizing risks of costly suits between employers and employees, on invitation by organisations; and develops Employee Share Ownership Plans for corporates.

Furthermore, we strive to keep our clients constantly updated on developments and the practical implications of legal and regulatory changes, emanating from legislation and the courts.

Yes! You should never take legal action without the assistance of an experienced professional. If you need any legal advice, work with OT Advocates right away!

OT Advocates accepts cheques, direct bank transfer (SWIFT, RTGS, EFT), cash, mobile money (this includes MPESA, Airtel Money). A Deposit Request Note (invoice) is issued immediately instructions have been firmed up by the client; and at completion, a Fee Note (final invoice) is issued for the balance of the agreed fee and disbursements with credit being afforded to the earlier payment (deposit). All payments are due within fourteen (14) days from receipt of invoice.

Usually, clients meet with our attorneys at our offices but not always. If this is not convenient or you are prevented from physically meeting us at our office, we are amenable to having a Skype, Imo or WhatsApp call or video call, tele-conference call, normal telephone calls or email correspondence. We are always happy to work with our clients to ensure that their legal matters are solved in the most efficient and expeditious manner. If this means meeting with you at a place other than our office, we would be happy to do so, under reasonable circumstances.

Yes. If you choose to engage OT Advocates, do not hesitate to ask us any relevant questions concerning your matter. You can inquire about fees and payment terms; our strategy for handling your matter; what to expect during the process; the documentation and information needed by us; possible outcomes; how to prepare for negotiations and legal proceedings; and how to communicate with your attorney (especially in the event that an urgent issue arises).

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