Legal analysis of labor laws: a case study of Uganda

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Kampala International University; School of Law
This report is entitled "legal analysis of labor laws in Uganda". The study was carried out based on three objectives, that is; to identify the various labor laws in Uganda, to establish the current working conditions of employees in Uganda, and to find out how the labor laws are being applied in the Uganda. The study was in form of a descriptive survey, to describe and analyze the condition of the areas being studied as it was at the time. The study population comprised of 300 employees of the Uganda Law Reform Commission, from which a study sample of 60 respondents was chosen, using Purposive sampling method. Questionnaires and interviews were used in collecting both primary and secondary data. The collected data was analyzed qualitatively. The findings showed that there was a generally strong agreement on the existence of appropriate labor laws in Uganda's legal regime. In addition, the study findings also show that there is general observation of noncompliance with the labor laws by most employers, especially in the private sector, and a weak enforcement mechanism by the government. The researcher concluded that the high rates of unemployment and the absence of a minimum wage policy are some of the major causes of abuse of labor laws in Uganda. He also observed that there is a weakness and lack of willingness on the part of government to enforce labor laws for fear of scaring away investors. He recommends the establishment of a minimum wage, empowering Trade union organizations and strict enforcement of all labor laws in their entirety.
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Law in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor of Law of Kampala International University
Legal analysis, Labor laws, Uganda