EMPLOYED OR NOT? COMPARING EMPLOYEES AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

It has been said that the traditional model of employment is moribund. With factors such as the entry of millennials into the employment market and technological advancements, employers have increasingly found themselves having to re-invent their employment models. The most prevalent change has been the shift from hiring fully-fledged employees to engaging independent contractors/consultants. It […]

IN THE OPEN: DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE NEW COMPANY REGULATIONS

Pursuant to the Companies Act, 2015 (the Act), directors of a company are required to prepare a directors’ remuneration report for each financial year of the company. The Act requires regulations to be in place, which regulations shall prescribe the information to be included in a directors’ remuneration report, how the information is to be […]

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: THE MAKING OF NAIROBI AS A FINANCIAL HUB

For quite some time, intense efforts have been made to further diversify the Kenyan economy and attract more foreign investors into the country. This is in line with Kenya’s long-term development plan dubbed “Vision 2030”, which hopes to secure the country’s middle-income status, based on a vibrant and globally competitive financial sector. The Kenya Government […]

PERMISSION TO ENTER AND WORK:WHAT FOREIGNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WORKING IN KENYA

Kenya has one of the largest and fastest growing economies in East and Central Africa, specifically in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing and mining. As a thriving regional business market, the country has seen many multinationals and non-governmental organisations set up base here. This has caused a large number of foreign nationals to migrate into […]

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: THE WAY FORWARD IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS

The upsurge in the number of strikes called in recent times by various cadres of workers, including teachers, doctors, nurses and lecturers, has witnessed a common thread – an outcry for the implementation of Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) between the workers and their respective employers. This has caused a natural spike in the Kenyan public’s […]