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Important Employment Act Updates on Pre-Adoptive Leave 2021
Compliance and Statutory

Important Employment Act Updates on Pre-Adoptive Leave 2021

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Derrick Mutuma

On 30th March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law by way of ascent, the Employment (Amendment) Act, 2021.

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Compliance and Statutory

Everything About 2021 Digital Service Tax – KRA

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Derrick Mutuma

KRA has been announcing the 2021 Digital Service Tax since January 1st, 2021 when it came into effect. The Finance Act 2020 introduced DST on income from services provided through the digital marketplace in Kenya. Moreover will be applied at 1.5 percent on the gross transaction value (exclusive of VAT). What is a Digital Market […]

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Business and life lessons from my morning runs in Kenya

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Paul Kimani

For the past two weeks, I have been doing morning runs in Kenya in the company of my youngest sister and my 2 nephews. Apart from refreshing my body, I have come to love the effect a morning run has on the mind. I have gathered a couple of lessons from my experience on the […]

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Understanding mental well-being during COVID-19 pandemic

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Paul Kimani

During a pandemic such as the one we are currently in, it is common for health professionals, managers, and scientists to focus predominately on the pathogen as well as the biological risks. This is done in an effort to understand the pathological and physiological mechanisms for prevention, containing, and treating the disease. In such a […]

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Covid-19 pandemic : Contractual and labour laws (part 3 of 3)

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Paul Kimani

This is the 3 part of a 3 article series on impact of Covid-19 pandemic: Contractual and labour laws Compulsory and Unpaid Leave During the subsistence of COVID-19, it may be necessary for employers to require employees to take compulsory paid leave or even unpaid leave. Where it is completely impossible to have employees attend […]

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Covid-19 pandemic : Contractual and labour laws (part 2 of 3)

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Paul Kimani

This is the second part of a 3 article series on impact of Covid-19 pandemic: Contractual and labour laws. Employment Issues The Government of Kenya continues to encourage where possible for Government officers, Companies and business personnel to work from home. Employees working however in critical essential services are exempted from home working. Despite this […]

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Covid-19 pandemic: contractual and labour laws consideration(part 1 of 3)

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Paul Kimani

Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that is caused by the novel corona virus. COVID 19 is not only a global pandemic but also a source of significant regional and global economic disruption. The impact of the virus has been felt across the globe with some countries in total or partial lock down […]

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Mental health concerns amid novel Covid 19: Depression

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Paul Kimani

In the past few months, the world has experienced numerous public health crisis caused by the outbreak of the Covid-19. The emergence of this new infection has exerted significant mental health concerns amid novel covid 19. It is therefore vital to emphasize the mental health wellbeing of the population and take proactive steps to minimize […]

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What is the impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health and How Can We Better Manage the Anxiety?

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Paul Kimani

Mental health amidst covid-19:managing anxiety People around the world are experiencing increased Mental health issues during this novel Covid-19 pandemic. Employers and employees are currently facing uncertainty and the fear of the disease itself. Forced physical isolation (social distancing is normally associated with poor mental health) causes economic constraints and societal disruptions. Extensive news coverage […]

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WorkPay Graduates from Y Combinator (YC) W2020 Class

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Paul Kimani

WorkPay Graduates from Y Combinator (YC) W2020 Class Today 16th March 2020 marks the end of an intense 3 months program we have been going through in Silicon Valley. We have been fortunate enough to be among the few start-ups from Africa to Join the winter 2020 YC program. We have received $150,000 investment from […]

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Are Digital Payments Really Trustworthy? Safety Measures To Take in Kenya

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Carol Nduta

  Digital payment is a mode of payment made using digital mediums. The payer and the payee both use electronic devices to make the transaction. However, without taking the necessary safety measures, digital payments are compromised and complications arise. This mode of payment is easy, time-saving and there is no chance of mistake in the […]