Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah.

Employment and personnel issues affect every business. It can be challenging for businesses to keep up to date, comply with the labour laws and avoid the pitfalls.  Our lawyers provide excellent client service and legal advisory services on all employment-related matters to local and multinational companies,  non-governmental organizations as well as individuals.  Our focus is on improving our clients’ businesses in innovative and forward-thinking ways. 

Our expertise in employment advisory services spans all modes of terminations of employment including redundancies, preparation of tailor made employment contracts and other employment-related documents, secondments, transfers of employment, employee reassignment and mobility, employee share schemes, unionisation of employees and related issues.

We also have experience in employment related issues from restructuring, share purchases,  mergers and acquisitions, pension and immigration.  We represent clients in employment disputes before the Labour Department and the National Labour Commission.

Key Matters

An international pharmaceutical company: General employment issues, termination of employment, review of employee handbook, review of bullying,  harassment and discrimination policies, disciplinary policy and employee benefits.

An international petroleum company:  Labour law requirements in Ghana, reviewed its international long-term and non-national employment agreements, provided tailor made permanent and fixed term employment contracts and advised on the labour law regime in Ghana.

An independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure in Ghana: Withdrawal of employee benefits, termination of employment, mutual separations and restrictive convenants, prepared consultancy/independent services agreement, advised on employment issues arising from acquisition of an entity, advised on redundancy negotiations and representation at the National Labour Commission and provision of on going employment advisory support.

An international religious body:  Employment tax issues, termination of employment, disciplinary issues, employee housing and retirement plan rules, reviewed pension agreements for voluntary contracts, and representation before the National Labour Commission and Labour Department and provision of ongoing employment advisory support.

A non-profit research and policy organization: Employment issues, termination of employment, employment contracts, disciplinary issues, pension requirements,  representations before the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) on payment of social security contributions, advised on registration of employees with SSNIT,  advised on and assisted with obtaining exemptions from pension contributions for qualifying expatriate personnel.

A mining company: Labour issues arising from a share purchase relating to terminations, redundancy, claims of compensation by unionised employees and other employee associations, reviewed communications to employees and unions, reviewed collective agreements and advised on issues arising therefrom, prepared agreements  on payment of severance pay and other relevant documentation including representation at the National Labour Commission.