Labour and Trade Relations
In August 1992 the Cameroon Labour Code
was revised to meet the exigencies of an ambitious economic plan. In this new
code, the liberalisation of the economy is further sanctified by the freedom of
contract between the employer and the employee. Here the balance of favour is
tilted to the greater advantage of the employer. At the same time, foreign
business operators and foreign employees are greatly protected.
In 1998 the President of the Republic
ratified a 1973 ILO convention concerning minimum age for admission to
employment. Thus the minimum age for admission to employment throughout the
national territory is now fixed at 14 years, this in consonance with the
revised labour code. It has resulted in increase in the supply of labour and
its attendant benefits to the employer.
We liase with the national employment
fund to recruit labour for our industrial & commercial clients. Thereafter
we are retained to render advisory services with respect to social security,
hiring and firing of manpower.
The firm has attorneys who are more than
skilled in defending labour suits.