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Employee Handbook

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Last revision 12/04/2020
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Last revision: 12/04/2020

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Rating: 4 - 2 votes

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Employee Handbook

An Employee Handbook also known as a Staff Manual is a compilation of all the information regarding an organization's policies and procedures. It outlines the rights, benefits of employees, the organization's culture and objectives, disciplinary measures and procedure for handling and resolving disputes, work policies, employment policies.

This is the document that informs a new employee all about the rules and regulations of the organization they are working for. Consequently, it is used to provide employment information that every employee is required to know.

While the provisions of an employee handbook may vary from one organization to another, the basic information required in this handbook information about the employer, classification of employees, work policies, economic benefits, holidays and leaves, disciplinary measures and termination of employment.

What distinguishes this document from an Employment Agreement is that while the latter is a specific contract used for an employee, this document provides policies and guidelines regulating an organization to all the employees in an organization, which means that this document is more detailed and elaborate that the employment agreement.

How to use this document

This document can be used by an organization that intends to have their employment and workplace policies in writing or to amend an already existing handbook.

After completing this document, the document should be printed and kept in the employer's record. Then, every time a new employee is recruited, a copy of this document should be given to the new employee.


Applicable laws

The Nigerian Labour Act is the primary legislation that regulates employment matters in Nigeria. Other laws that are applicable to this document are as follows:

  • the Employee Compensation Act, 2010, regulates the compensation of employees who suffer any disease or injuries arising from accidents in their workplace;
  • the Pension Reform Act, 2014, mandates all employers in the private sector with 15 or more employees, to make contributions (of at least 8% of the employee's salary) to the pension scheme for the payment of their employees' retirement benefits;
  • the Personal Income Tax Act, 2004, regulates the taxation of employees' remuneration;
  • the Immigration Act, 2015, regulates the employment of foreign employees;
  • the National Health Insurance Scheme, 2004, regulates national health insurance scheme;
  • the Trade Union Act, 2004, regulates the formation and activities of trade unions;
  • the HIV and AIDS Anti-discrimination Act, 2014, which expressly prohibits the discrimination of employees on the basis of their HIV/AIDS status;
  • the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which prohibits any form of discrimination.


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