The draft Employment Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019 published by the Kenya Law Reform Commission on its website in April this year proposes far reaching changes to Kenyan labour law.

In a 3- part series, William Maema (Senior Partner) analyses the proposed changes, their impact on the employment landscape and the challenges expected to arise in in the implementation of some of the new requirements if passed into law.

 In the first installment of the series published in the Business Daily on 30th July, 2019, William highlights some of the key proposals including a redefinition of employment to exclude interns, controversial expansion of the grounds of discrimination in employment , automatic transfer of employees following an M&A transaction as well as outlawing restrictive covenants in employment contracts.  Click here to access the article