Remuneration

Information on basic pay, minimum wages, bonuses, employee benefits and rules concerning the payment of wages.

Kenya :: Wages councils

Role and scope The role of a wages council is to examine the remuneration and conditions of employment in any sector; invite and study written and oral submissions from the relevant parties; and submit recommendations to the Minister of Labour on minimum wage, remuneration and employment conditions …

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Kenya :: Payment of wages

According to Section 17 of the Employment Act, an employer must pay wages for work performed by an employee, in accordance with their employment contract …

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Kenya :: Pay statements and statements of statutory deductions

Pay statement According to Section 20 of the Employment Act, an employer must provide an itemised, written pay statement to all employees, except casual employees, workers doing piece or task work or a worker working for less than six months …

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Kenya :: Minimum wage rates

Minimum rates of remuneration are normally established through wages orders, in line with the Labour Institutions Act and the Employment Act of 2007, as amended …

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Kenya :: Deductions from wages

According to Section 19 of the Employment Act, an employer is permitted to make the following deductions from employees’ wages:contributions to a provident fund or superannuation scheme or any other scheme which has been approved by the Commissioner for Labour and to which the employee has agreed to contribute; a reasonable amount for any damage or loss to employer’s property; an amount not exceeding a day’s wage where the worker is unlawfully absent; an amount equivalent to the amount of any shortage of money arising from negligence or dishonesty of the employee; any amount paid to the employee in error; any deduction that is authorised by any written law, collective agreement, court order or arbitration award; an amount requested by the employee in writing; or an amount due and payable by the employee in accordance with the terms of a written agreement, by way of repayment or partial repayment of a loan of money made to the employee by the employer (it must not exceed 50% of the wages payable to the employee after all the other deductions made) …

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Kenya :: Benefits and allowances

Statutory benefits Part V of the Employment Act establishes a number of mandatory employee benefits …

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