Employee Relations and Labour Laws CHRP

Topics
1. Nature and Role of Employee Relations

1.1 Meaning, scope and importance of employee relations
1.2 Difference between industrial and employee relations
1.3 Objectives of employee relations
1.4 Functions of employee relations
1.5 Employee relations framework in an organization
1.6 Employee relations theories
1.7 Changing nature of employee relations
1.8 Pillars of employee relations
1.9 Managing employee relations and workplace conflict
1.10 Benefits and challenges in employee relations
1.11 State of employment relationships in Kenya

2. Framework of Industrial Relations in Kenya

2.1 Introduction to industrial relations
2.2 History of industrial relations in Kenya
2.3 Theories of industrial relations
2.4 Principles of industrial relations
2.5 ILO conventions on industrial relations
2.6 The tripartite factor in industrial relations
2.7 Industrial relations analysis framework
2.8 Industrial relations and industrial action
2.9 Industrial relations in times of change and transformation
2.10 Impact of industrial relations to organization performance
2.11 Benefits and challenges of industrial relations

3. Trade Unions and Trade Unionism

3.1 Introduction and definition of terms
3.2 Objectives of trade unions
3.3 Origin and development of trade unions
3.4 Role of trade unions in industrial relations
3.5 The changing role of trade unions
3.6 Registration of a trade union
3.7 Membership to a trade union
3.8 Recognition agreement
3.9 Trade union dues and agency fees
3.10 Employee and employer rights and obligations
3.11 Federations of trade unions

4. Employee Welfare

4.1 Introduction to employee welfare
4.2 Objectives of employee welfare
4.3 Establishment of welfare schemes
4.4 Employee welfare policy and procedures
4.5 Advantages and challenges of welfare schemes

5. Employee Safety and Health

5.1 Introduction to occupational safety and health of employees and visitors in the organization
5.2 Legal framework on occupational safety and health
5.3 Occupational safety and health policy, Procedures and guidelines
5.4 Personal protective equipment and Appropriate use
5.5 Occupational safety and health records
5.6 Occupational safety and health committee
5.7 Compliance with occupational safety and health guidelines
5.8 Factors of occupational safety and health in the work place
5.9 Benefits and challenges of occupational safety and health at work
5.10 Overcoming the challenges of occupational safety and health at work
5.11 Emerging issues of occupational safety and health at work

6. Collective Bargaining Agreements

6.1 Introduction collective bargaining agreement
6.2 Collective bargaining process
6.3 Preparation of initial proposal
6.4 Employer counter proposal
6.5 Negotiation and consultation
6.6 Settlement and signing collective bargaining agreement
6.7 Registering CBA
6.8 Employment and labour relations court
6.9 Role of federation of trade unions
6.10 Collective bargaining with multiple unions
6.11 Bargaining parties
6.12 Negotiating skills
6.13 Benefits and challenges of collective bargaining agreements

7. Joint Consultations and Employee Participation

7.1 Introduction to management and employee joint consultative engagement
7.2 Types of joint consultative engagements
7.3 Inviting employees to participate directly or through proxy
7.4 Establishment of a joint industrial council
7.5 The history of joint industrial council
7.6 Nature of joint consultation
7.7 Role of a joint industrial council
7.8 Principles of a joint industrial council
7.9 Employee and management participation
7.10 Benefits and challenges of joint consultation
8. Grievance and Dispute Handling Machinery

8.1 The meaning and nature of grievances and disputes
8.2 Sources of industrial dispute
8.3 Sources of grievance
8.4 Disciplinary action for misdemeanor
8.5 Grievance and dispute handling procedures
8.6 Appeals
8.7 Litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
8.8 Role of employment and labour relations court
8.9 Reintegration of employees post disciplinary decision

9. ILO Conventions and Recommendations

9.1 Introduction to fundamental principles and rights at work
9.2 ILO Conventions related to the fundamental principles and rights at work
9.3 Freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
9.4 Recommendations adopted by ILO
9.5 Objectives of ILO
9.6 International labour standards on Occupational safety
9.7 Labour conventions and Recommendations
9.8 Publications on international labour standards
9.9 International labour standards on employment policy
9.10 ILO conventions and protocols
9.11 ILO legal instruments

10. Relevant Labour Legislations in Kenya

10.1 Introduction to Kenya’s national labour profile
10.2 Employment and labour law in Kenya
10.3 Labour rights legal framework in Kenya
10.4 Labour laws in Kenya
10.5 Labour legislation in Kenya
10.6 Purpose of labour legislation
10.7 Importance of legislation for places of work
10.8 Labour laws and regulatory practices in Kenya
10.9 The Kenyan worker and the law
10.10 Proposed changes in employment act 2007
11. Emerging Issues and Trends in Labour Laws & Employee Relations and their ICT Applications

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