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Call for comments-Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019

The Kenya Law Reform Commission (KLRC) and the State Department for Labour have reviewed the Employment Act 2007. The review is aimed at aligning the Act with the Constitution and updating it with general trends in labour laws.

Some of the new issues the draft bill strives to address include supporting gig economy, status of employees in mergers and acquisition, employment issues in contracts in restraint of trade, offering clarity on matters of working hours and leave days, data protection of employees’ data, among others.

The review team has generated a draft Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which is available at our website ( We appreciate comments even on matters above the substance contained in the draft bill.

Please share your feedback by May 15, 2019 to the undersigned or through the email as indicated below:

 Download the draft bill here

Chief Executive Officer/Secretary

Kenya Law Reform Commission

P.O Box 34999-00100


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