Labour Law in Zambia: An Introduction

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485127499
  • 1st Edition
  • 104 pages
  • 2018


Chungu, C ; Beele, E


Labour Law

2018 - 1st Edition

R 250.00

About this Publication:

Labour Law in Zambia: An Introduction is a comprehensive and current exposition of Zambian labour law. The authors analyse and summarise both individual and collective employment law in Zambia, starting with the historical development of employment law, and including its sources in the Constitution, legislation, case law, the common law and international labour standards.

Contents Include:

  • History and sources of employment law in Zambia
    • History of employment law in Zambia
    • Sources of employment law
    • Case law and the common law
    • International labour standards
  • The employment contract
    • Introduction
    • The nature of the employment contract
    • Formalities
    • Oral and written contracts of employment
    • Types of written contracts
    • Terms of an employment contract
  • Employee and employer common-law duties
    • Introduction
    • Employee’s common-law duties
    • Restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts
    • Employers’ common-law duties
    • Testimonials and references
    • Vicarious liability
  • Basic conditions of employment
    • Introduction
    • Working hours and overtime
    • Leave
    • Allowances
  • Occupational health and safety
    • Introduction
    • The occupational health and safety framework
  • Employee conduct and discipline
    • Introduction
    • Termination of the employment contract
    • Remedies
  • Workplace discrimination
    • Introduction
    • Political opinion or affiliation
    • Status
  • Collective employment law
    • Introduction
    • Employers’ organisations
    • Trade unions
    • Collective agreements
    • Collective disputes
    • The right to strike and lockout
    • Essential services
    • Tripartite Consultative Labour Council
  • Social security
    • Introduction
    • Zambian social security pillars
    • Retirement benefits
    • Pension protection under the Zambian Constitution
    • Repatriation
    • Long service gratuity
  • Dispute resolution
    • Introduction
    • The Industrial Relations Court
    • Appeal to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Zambia Appeal to the Constitutional Court
    • The labour commissioner and labour officers
  • Key points and frequently asked questions are provided at the end of each chapter

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Legal professionals
  • Law students
  • Employers
  • Workers and their representatives
  • Laypersons