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Employment and Industrial Relations Law in Uganda

Employment and Industrial Relations law is a fast moving and dynamic subject. In the course of writing this book, related new Bills were introduced in the Parliament of Uganda while others were being passed into law requiring the author every so often to go back and forth.

The book presents a comprehensive treatment of labour and employment law topics in Uganda. International employment law themes have been discussed such as employee considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions, usage of social media in the workplace, employee secondment, redundancies, volunteerism, background checks, sexual harassment at the workplace, whistleblowing, intellectual property rights arising in the context of employment among others. The book covers the entire spectrum of labour rights recognition, protection, enjoyment and enforcement in post 2006 Uganda.

The author discusses how the courts of law in Uganda especially the Industrial Court have construed the various provisions of the laws on Employment and Industrial Relations. Inspiration has also been drawn from decided cases from other jurisdictions especially Kenya. The book will be a valuable resource for practising Advocates, lawyers, law students, Human Resource Practitioners, employees, employers, trade unions among others. The book also will go a long way in assisting Policy makers involved in reforming this area of law. This work substantially contains all laws and key decided cases on Employment and Industrial Relations Law in Uganda.

Law of Matrimonial Property in East Africa

With many marriages coming apart at the seams as can be seen these days in the cacophony of cable news and social media, ‘the law of Matrimonial property in East Africa’ has been written to guide the parties involved on the one hand to guard against or prevent property disputes and on the other, once the disputes have arisen, to guide parties to walk through them with less friction. The foundation of Matrimonial property lies in existence of a valid marriage. Laws on Marriages in East Africa have been scrutinized and where necessary critiqued.

The book further distills the subject of matrimonial and family property into what appears to be simplistic yet complicated themes such as mortgaging, alienation, pledging, leasing, transfer of matrimonial property where the consent of a spouse is of paramount importance. Scrutiny is also made to aspects such as joint ownership and division of matrimonial property, property in form of gifts to spouses, prenuptial agreements, fraud, property rights of cohabiting couples and how interests in matrimonial property can be secured, protected and defended for couples in East Africa.

The author discusses how the foregoing themes have been construed in light of the prevailing legislations by the courts in East Africa.   The book will be a valuable resource for practising Advocates, law students, cohabiting unmarried couples and married couples and anyone intending to get married. The book also will go a long way in assisting Policy makers involved in reforming this area of law. This work substantially contains all laws and key case notes dealing with matrimonial property in East Africa.

About the Author

John Mugalula a Practising Advocate of the High Court of Uganda with Mugalula & Omalla Advocates. John is a contributing member of the World Bank Doing Business Project for Uganda 2019. He is the author of the book titled “the law of Matrimonial Property in East Africa.” He is Member of the Uganda Law Society (ULS), East African Law Society (EALS), Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths. He is also the Uganda law Society Corporate Representative to the Mildmay General Assembly. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) with Honours- Upper second from Makerere University Kampala (MUK), a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Income Tax & Revenue Administration (EAST).

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