Object of the Bill
The objective of the bill is to amend the Employment Act 2006 to operationalize the provisions of Article 40 of the constitution of the Republic of Uganda to all categories of workers in Uganda. The Bill specifically makes provision for the regulation of employment of domestic workers and casual employees to improve their working conditions, to provide for compulsory registration and to license recruitment agencies for domestic workers and non-manual laborers, to provide for an explicit formula for calculation of severance pay, to remove the conditions attached to payment of severance pay, to provide for recruitment and employment of migrant workers, to provide for scope of sexual harassment in employment, to provide for the protection of working breastfeeding mothers, to require employers to put in place policies and facilities for breastfeeding mothers, to provide for the conversion of casual employment to a term contract.
The Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2022
Sponsored By Hon. Kunihira Agnes (Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development)
Committee: The Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development
Bill is still at First Reading, the first reading being the first stage of a Bill passage through the Floor of Parliament and is usually a formality, it takes place without debate, and the first reading of a Bill can occur anytime in a parliamentary session.
Bill in Committee for more than 45 days
Assented by President
Bill passed on 01/01/1970
Bill Withdrawn on 01/01/1970