Employment Agreement Template [Nigeria]

Updated June 15, 2024

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How to use this Employment Agreement

This employment agreement template is designed for Nigerian employers to establish clear terms with new employees. It’s recommended to have the agreement signed before the employee’s first day of work. Make three copies: one for the employee, one for the employer, and a secure digital backup. Tailor the agreement to your specific needs and consult with a legal professional for personalized guidance.

Other names for Employment Agreement

  • Agreement for Salaried Employees
  • Letter of Employment/Employment Letter
  • Contract for Employment/Employment Contract
  • Agreement for Employment
  • Work Agreement

Applicable Laws in Nigeria

  • The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended)
  • The Labour Act, Chapter L1, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004
  • Employees’ Compensation Act 2010
  • Factories Act, Chapter F1, LFN 2004
  • Finance Act, 2021
  • Industrial Training Fund, Chapter 19, LFN 2004 (as amended)
  • National Health Insurance Scheme Act, Chapter N42, LFN 2004
  • National Housing Fund Act, Chapter N45, LFN 2004
  • Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010
  • Pension Reform Act 2014
  • Personal Income Tax Act, Chapter P8, LFN 2004 (as amended by the Personal Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2011)
  • Trade Disputes Act, Chapter T8, LFN 2004
  • Trade Unions Act, Chapter T14, LFN 2004 as amended by the Trade Union (Amendment) Act 2005
  • National Industrial Court Act
  • Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019 issued by the National Information Technology Development Agency
  • Decisions of Nigerian courts (case laws)
  • International conventions, treaties, and protocols relating to labour, employment, workplace, industrial relations, or related matters ratified by Nigeria

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