DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A WORK-FROM-HOME POLICY ?

During a webinar last week, a CEO stated that ,even though the lockdown on movement and resumption of work(due to Covid 19) has been lifted in Lagos,he has mandated his staff to continue to Work From Home till further notice.

Work From Home is one of the disruptions presently confronting Employer and Employee relationship in the marketplace.

How many Employers have a   foolproof Work From Home Policy to deal with this sudden emergency?

Among others, the above mentioned policy should clearly deal with below issues,to avoid legal tussles between Employers and Employees,namely ;

   

* Eligibility & Non discriminatory Application of Work-From-Home Policies

*Monitoring of Performance ,Productivity and Communications

*Timekeeping

* Compensation and Benefits

*Overtime hours-Computation and Payment

*Meal and Rest Breaks

*Work-From-Home Equipment Requirement, Infrastructure and Expense Reimbursement.

*Reporting Time Requirements

*Sick Pay

*Occupational Safety and Health

*Disability Accommodation

*Working “From Home” vs. “Remotely”

*Employee Personnel Records

*Insurance Coverage Issues

*Company Security-Documents ,information and Data Privacy

*Corporate Governance issues

*Termination

* Etc

In view of recent happening ,this Work From Home trend is likely to continue for a long time ,the sooner an Employer puts this policy in place the better.

 

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Nosakhare Uwadiae,Esq

Managing Partner

GEE LAW FIRM

Tel-234-80 53266716

Email;info@geelawfirm.com.ng , nosakhareu@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Days countdown to Fresh Conversations , ideas and thoughts about the Advertising and Media Industry in Nigeria .IPRAM Workshop, November 27,2019

WORKSHOP TOPIC; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN ADVERTISING; THE GAME CHANGER

Date – Friday 29th November,2019

Venue –Radisson Hotel (Former Protea ),Isaac John Street ,GRA ,Ikeja ,Lagos

Timing ; 9.00AM TO 1 P.M.

The workshop will focus on two main Areas ;

1.Overview of Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising ,including opportunities and potentials for increased value creation, revenue generation and impact.

2.Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising in Nigeria and Remedies (immediate,short and long term).

A.Key Note Speaker-MR LANRE ADISA(LA)- ,CEO NOAHS ARK LTD(Global Award Winning Agency,amongst the Top 10 Agencies in Nigeria ). Lanre Adisa occupies the 11th position on Lurzer’s Archive Global Creative Leadership Ranking

Panelists include ;

  1. Dr Ayoyemi Lawal – Arowolo -LL.B, BL, LL.M (Indianapolis), Ph.D (Kent) ,Intellectual Property Rights Protection Expert (Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa) ,An Associate Professor Department of Private and Commercial Law, Babcock University School of Law and Security Studies.

2.Yomi Badejo-Okusanya-President African Public Relations Association(APRA) and GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR – CMC CONNECT

  1. Nosakhare Uwadiae Esq (Convener)–Intellectual Property (IP )and Advertising Lawyer,Registered Advertising Practitioner ,with over 25 years hands on experience in the Advertising Industry in Nigeria.

4 Damola Adediji Esq. – Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution Practice Associate at Olaniwun Ajayi LP (Legal Practitioners). Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre(MIPLC) ,Germany.

  1. Fiona Uwagwu – Managing Director , Ogilvy Nigeria(Global Affiliate- Marketing and Advertising Network).
  2. Obafemi Agaba,Esq-Partner & Sector Head IP litigation and Brand Protection ,Jackson ,Etti &Edu.

 

7.Olubukunola Olateru, FCIS- Company Secretary/Legal Adviser at FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC

 

8.Mr Joko Okupe-M.D Soulsight Nigeria Ltd

 

9.Special Guest Talk-Prof Adebambo Adewopo (SAN)= currently holds the first distinguished Intellectual Property (IP) Chair at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS).He was Former  Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
 
Attendance is strictly by Invitation
 
For Registration and Sponsorship contact -234-80-53266716 or email info@geelawfirm.com.ng
 
Thanks and regards

GEE LAW FIRM COLLABORATES WITH NIPR ON IPRAM WORKSHOP

The Consulting arm of GEE LAW FIRM is collaborating with the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and other Major sectoral bodies in the Integrated Marketing Communications(IMC) Industry  in Nigeria  to  organize the Premier  Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising and Media(IPRAM) .

Established in 1963, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) is the non-governmental, not-for-profit professional association of Public Relations (PR)practitioners chartered by Decree 16 of June 1990 now an Act of Parliament to regulate and develop the public relations practice in Nigeria with functioning Chapters in the 36 States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Among other activities PR consultants engage in  Paid Advertising i.e  Preparation, purchase and placement of purposefully planned and executed messages in selected print, broadcast, online or social media to further the interest of an organization or person.

Details of the IPRAM workshop are;

TOPIC; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN ADVERTISING; THE GAME CHANGER

Date – Friday 29th November,2019

Venue –Radisson Hotel (Former Protea ),Isaac John Street ,GRA ,Ikeja ,Lagos

Timing ; 9.00AM TO 1 P.M.

The workshop will focus on two main Areas ;

1.Overview of Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising ,including opportunities and potentials for increased value creation, revenue generation and impact.

2.Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising in Nigeria and Remedies (immediate,short and long term).

A.Key Note Speaker-MR LANRE ADISA(LA)- ,CEO NOAHS ARK LTD(Global Award Winning Agency,amongst the Top 10 Agencies in Nigeria ). Lanre Adisa occupies the 11th position on Lurzer’s Archive Global Creative Leadership Ranking

Panelists include ;

  1. Dr Ayoyemi Lawal – Arowolo -LL.B, BL, LL.M (Indianapolis), Ph.D (Kent) ,Intellectual Property Rights Protection Expert (Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa) ,An Associate Professor Department of Private and Commercial Law, Babcock University School of Law and Security Studies.

2.Yomi Badejo-Okusanya-President African Public Relations Association(APRA) and GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR – CMC CONNECT

  1. Nosakhare Uwadiae Esq (Convener)–Intellectual Property (IP )and Advertising Lawyer,Registered Advertising Practitioner ,with over 25 years hands on experience in the Advertising Industry in Nigeria.

4 Damola Adediji Esq. – Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution Practice Associate at Olaniwun Ajayi LP (Legal Practitioners). Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre(MIPLC) ,Germany.

  1. Fiona Uwagwu – Managing Director , Ogilvy Nigeria(Global Affiliate- Marketing and Advertising Network).
  2. Obafemi Agaba,Esq-Partner & Sector Head IP litigation and Brand Protection ,Jackson ,Etti &Edu.

 

7. Olubukunola Olateru, FCIS- Company Secretary/Legal Adviser at FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC

8.Mr Joko Okupe-M.D Soulsight Nigeria Ltd

 

9.Special Guest Talk-Prof Adebambo Adewopo (SAN)= currently holds the first distinguished Intellectual Property (IP) Chair at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS).He was Former  Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
ENTRY IS FREE ,BUT STRICTLY BY INVITATION.

For Registration and Sponsorship ,please call 234-80-53266716 0r email info@geelawfirm.com.ng;

Website ;https://geelawfirm.com.ng/

NOT LESS THAN 87 ADVERTISING AGENCIES EXPECTED TO ATTEND IPRAM

The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN ) ,the recognized sectoral body in Nigeria that seeks to regulate the practice of Advertising among member agencies will be fully represented at the Premier Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising and Media(IPRAM) .

AAAN, which currently has about 87  Member  Agencies is led by its President Ikechi Odigbo ,    a seasoned Advertising Professional  .

Details of  IPRAM Workshop includes;

Date – Friday 29th November,2019

Venue –Radisson Hotel (Former Protea ),Isaac John Street ,GRA ,Ikeja ,Lagos

Timing ; 9.00AM TO 1 P.M.

 

The workshop will focus on two main Areas ;

1.Overview of Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising ,including opportunities and potentials for increased value creation, revenue generation and impact.

2.Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Advertising in Nigeria and Remedies (immediate,short and long term).

A.Key Note Speaker-MR LANRE ADISA(LA)- ,CEO NOAHS ARK LTD(Global Award Winning Agency,amongst the Top 10  Ad Agencies in Nigeria ). Lanre Adisa occupies the 11th position on Lurzer’s Archive Global Creative Leadership Ranking

Panelists include ;

  1. Dr Ayoyemi Lawal – Arowolo -LL.B, BL, LL.M (Indianapolis), Ph.D (Kent) ,Intellectual Property Rights Protection Expert (Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa) ,An Associate Professor Department of Private and Commercial Law, Babcock University School of Law and Security Studies.

2.Yomi Badejo-Okusanya-President African Public Relations Association(APRA) and GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR – CMC CONNECT

  1. Nosakhare Uwadiae Esq (Convener)–Intellectual Property (IP )and Advertising Lawyer,Registered Advertising Practitioner ,with over 25 years hands on experience in the Advertising Industry in Nigeria.

4 Damola Adediji Esq. – Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution Practice Associate at Olaniwun Ajayi LP (Legal Practitioners). Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre(MIPLC) ,Germany.

  1. Fiona Uwagwu – Managing Director , Ogilvy Nigeria(Global Affiliate- Marketing and Advertising Network).
  2. Obafemi Agaba,Esq-Partner & Sector Head IP litigation and Brand Protection ,Jackson ,Etti &Edu.

 

7 ,Olubukunola Olateru, FCIS- Company Secretary/Legal Adviser at FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC

 

8.Special Guest Talk-Prof Adebambo Adewopo (SAN)= currently holds the first distinguished Intellectual Property (IP) Chair at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS).He was Former  Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
Attendance is Free,but Strictly by Invitation

To Attend ,Exhibit or Sponsor Workshop call 234-80-53266716 or email info@geelawfirm.com.ng