Kenya Employment Act
THE EMPLOYMENT ACT, 2007
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
PART ― PRELIMINARY
1―Short title and commencement.
PART II ― GENERAL PRINCIPLES
4― Prohibition against forced labour.
5― Discrimination in employment.
PART III ― EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
7―Contract of service.
8―Oral and written contracts.
9―General provision of contract of service.
11―Statement of initial particulars.
12―Statement on disciplinary rules.
13―Statement of changes.
14―Reasonably accessible document or collective agreement.
15―Informing employees of their rights.
PART IV ― PROTECTION OF WAGES
17― Payment, disposal and recovery of wages, allowances, etc.
18― When wages or salaries due.
19― Deduction of wages.
20― Itemised pay statement.
21― Statement of statutory deductions
22― Power to amend provisions on pay and statements of deductions.
23― Security bond for wages.
24― Death of an employee.
25― Repayment of remuneration wrongfully withheld or deducted.
PART V― RIGHTS AND DUTIES IN EMPLOYMENT
26 ―Basic minimum conditions of employment.
27―Hours of work.
30― Sick leave.
34― Medical attention.
PART VI ― TERMINATION AND DISMISSAL
36― Payment in lieu of notice.
37― Conversion of casual employment to term contract.
38― Waiver of notice by employer.
39― Contract expiring on a journey may be extended.
40― Termination on account of redundancy.
41― Notification and hearing before termination on grounds of
42― Termination of probationary contracts.
43― Proof of reason for termination.
44― Summary dismissal.
45― Unfair termination.
46― Reasons for termination or discipline.
47― Complaint of summary dismissal and unfair termination.
49― Remedies for wrongful dismissal and unfair termination.
50― Courts to be guided.
51― Certificate of service.
PART VII ― PROTECTION OF CHILDREN
53― Prohibition of worst forms of child labour.
54― Complaint to the labour officer or police officer.
55― Powers of labour officer to cancel and prohibit contracts.
56― Prohibition of employment of children between thirteen years and sixteen years of age.
57― Prohibition of written contracts for child between thirteen and sixteen years of age.
58― Restriction in employing child of between thirteen and sixteen years of age to attend machinery.
59― Time restriction in employing a child.
61― Registers of child in employment.
62― Medical examination of a child employee.
63― Determination of Age.
64― Penalty for unlawful employment of child.
65―Penalty in case of death or injury.
PART VIII ― INSOLVENCY OF EMPLOYER
66― Insolvency of employer.
67― Definition of insolvency.
68―Debts to which Part applies.
69― Limitation on amount payable under section 68.
70― Role of relevant officer.
71―Complaint to Industrial Court.
72― Transfer of rights and remedies.
73― Power to obtain information.
PART IX ― EMPLOYMENT RECORDS
74― Records to be kept by employer.
75― False entries etc.
PART X ― EMPLOYMENT MANAGEMENT
76― Notification of vacancies.
77― Notification of filling or abolition of post.
78― Notification of termination of employment.
79― Register of employees.
81― Offence under Part.
PART XI ― FOREIGN CONTRACTS OF SERVICE
82―Application of Part.
83―Form and attestation.
84― Requirement before attestation.
85― Security in foreign contract of service.
86― Offence to induce person to proceed abroad under informal contract.
PART XII ― DISPUTES SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE
87― Complaint and jurisdiction in cases of dispute between employers and employees.
88― General penalty and offences under other laws.
89― Saving of Contracts of service made abroad.
PART XIII ― MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
92― Repeal of Cap.226 and savings
93― Transitional Provision.