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Bill to prohibit delay in payment of wages passes 2nd reading

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 The Employees Unpaid Wages Prohibition Bill 2019 on Tuesday passed the second reading in the House of Representatives in Abuja The bill which seeks to ensure timely remuneration of employees in the public or private sectors was sponsored by the Speaker Rep Femi Gbajabiamila The bill which was presented on the floor by Rep Abubakar Fulata APC Jigawa on behalf of the speaker also seeks to prohibit the withholding of payment due to employees by employers in the guise of using same to cover the cost of employee s negligence The bill states that such ought rightly to be covered by insurance and emphasises the need for transparency of contract between employers and employees The bill prescribed penalties against employers for violations of the provisions of this Bill when passed into law It provides for compensation for employees improve the general welfare conditions of employment for labour in Nigeria he said In his ruling the speaker referred the bill to the Committee of the Whole for accelerated legislative action NewsSourceCredit NAN
Bill to prohibit delay in payment of wages passes 2nd reading

Unpaid Wages Prohibition Bill

The Employees Unpaid Wages Prohibition Bill, (2019) on Tuesday, passed the second reading in the House of Representatives in Abuja. 

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Femi Gbajabiamila

The bill, which seeks to ensure timely remuneration of employees in the public or private sectors was sponsored by the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila.

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Abubakar Fulata

The bill which was presented on the floor by Rep. Abubakar Fulata (APC-Jigawa) on behalf of the speaker also seeks to prohibit the withholding of payment due to employees by employers in the guise of using same to cover the cost of employee’s negligence.

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The bill states that such ought rightly to be covered by insurance and emphasises the need for transparency of contract between employers and employees.

The bill prescribed penalties against employers for violations of the provisions of this Bill when passed into law.

“It provides for compensation for employees, improve the general welfare conditions of employment for labour in Nigeria,”he said.

Committee of the Whole

In his ruling, the speaker referred the bill to the Committee of the Whole for accelerated legislative action.  

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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