New Rules Prevent Undue Delays in Settling Labor Disputes

first_imgThe Ministry of Labor has instituted stringent measures aimed at protecting employers and employees at workplaces across the country.According to a statement issued by the entity’s Director of Communications J. Kortu Nyandibo, quoting Minister Neto Z. Lighe, the new guidelines, named; ‘Regulation 19’ is intended to “facilitate the speedy and expeditious disposition of all Labor actions filed before it.”The move is to afford the Ministry the opportunity to quickly arrest labor related matters, arising from workplaces.“Pursuant to Section 34.2(a) of the Executive Law which empowers and authorizes the Ministry to regulate and set guidelines for the protection of the rights of both employees and employers in the country, and in conformity with Section 4302 (3) of Chapter 42 of the Labor Practices Law of Liberia, the ministry announces the regulation setting forth the timing and duration of labor hearings,” Lighe declared.Providing details about the new rules, the Labor boss said Section 1 of Regulation 19 specifies and mandates that “all Labor hearings at the Ministry of Labor shall be concluded in a minimum of two months and the maximum of six months.’’“All hearing officers are mandated in the spirit of speedy and expeditious disposition of Labor actions or disputes, to declare null and void, all cases pending before the Ministry of Labor and which the parties litigant and/or their counsels have failed to proceed or continue after 120 days, for abandonment and failure to proceed.“Section 2 also assures that this mandate is in keeping with Article II Section 9 of Appendix No. 3 of the Labor Law and Labor Practices Law of Liberia,” he said.According to Lighe, pronouncement of this regulation becomes imperative owing to the increased number of protracted cases on the docket of hearing officers at the Division of Labor Standards.  It therefore is deemed expedient to guide against undue delays in handling labor disputes.It is in the same spirit and intent of speedy and timely investigation of labor cases that the question of default judgment was raised and regulated in several labor related laws introduced by the government of Liberia, said Lighe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Daniel Sturridge may return for West Ham clash

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed injury-plagued striker Daniel Sturridge could make his long-awaited return against West Ham on Tuesday.The England international hasn’t played since damaging his hamstring in early December, with various other niggles prolonging his stint on the sidelines.But his time in the physio room could now be finally at an end.Sturridge made a surprise appearance on the substitute’s bench, ahead of schedule, for Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Sunderland, although two first-half injuries scuppered any possible hopes of an outing.And, after a number of ‘impressive’ training sessions, he looks set to be included in the Reds’ Fa Cup fourth round replay against West Ham.“He was impressive the last session on Friday night so we thought if there was a chance for 10 or 15 minutes [playing on Saturday] we should try it,” Klopp said.“We spoke to him and he said he’d like to but then the game had a different story and there was no possibility with two early changes.”Klopp added that fellow striker Divock Origi and playmaker Philippe Coutinho could also return after both recovered from hamstring injuries.“Divock and Phil will be training today and hopefully in the squad for tomorrow,” said the German.“Extra-time is possible so it is a little bit complicated with the changes and they can’t start all together because you know we will have to change three times because the whole game will be too much in this moment.“That is what we have to figure out how we do it best, but we will find a solution for sure.”Tune into talkSPORT for live and exclusive national radio coverage of West Ham v Liverpool on Tuesday night, kick-off 19:45 A rare sight for Liverpool fans as Daniel Sturridge warms up on the sidelines 1last_img read more