The New Employee’s Compensation Act: Guides for HR Managers & Legal Advisers

The Employee’s Compensation Act (ECA) was enacted by the National Assembly and signed into law by the president on the 17th of December, 2010. The Act repealed the over 25- year old and obsolete Workmen Compensation Act. The new Act is a response to the call for a comprehensive review of the Workmen Compensation Act, which provisions had long become obsolete and devoid of any contemporary relevance.

The new ECA is a watershed in that it opens a new vista in the legal protection of workers against work related deaths and injuries. The Act makes provisions for an open and fair system of guaranteed and adequate compensation for all employees or their dependants for any death, injury, disease or disability arising in the course of employment. The Act, which establishes the Employee’s Compensation Fund, places obligations on employers including independent contractors and sub-contractors.

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Management Board is vested by the Act, with powers to administer the Act and manage the Employee’s Compensation Fund. The Board also has enforcement powers. There are also criminal sanctions for non-compliance with the provisions of the Act.

The ECA is over three years old now and yet many are still not very conversant with the operation of this scheme and the numerous benefits it offers. The seminar will be interactive and case studies based.

  • Compensation for death, injury, occupational diseases and other hazards under the Act
  • Compensation for mental stress under the Act
  • Obligations of employers, independent contractors and sub-contractors under the Act
  • The Roles of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) under the Act
  • Limitation of Actions and the Right to Subrogation under the Act
  • Right of Appeal under the Act
  • HR Managers
  • HR Practitioners and consultants
  • Legal Advisers
  • Legal Practitioners and Consultants on corporate and labour matters
  • Employers of labour
  • Employers’ Associations
  • Trade Union leaders and officials
  • Outsourcing companies
  • National Industrial Court (NIC)
  • Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP)
  • Public and Civil Servants
  • Details:
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    The fee covers only lectures, course materials, Group lunch, tea, and coffee.
    Organisations sponsoring 3 or more participants will enjoy 10% discount.
    Our courses are also available on in-plant basis

    For enquiries and registration, please contact:
    (Research, Training & Consultancy)
    2A Alade close, off Adeniran Ogunsanya street. P.O.Box 2214, Surulere , Lagos.
    Tel: 01-2911955, 08066192650