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Fundamentals of Labour Laws in T&T

A Practical Guide for HR Professionals



The workshop shall comprise three (3) principal sections, these are:

A. Examination of certain legal rights of the Employer and the Employee. 
In this segment we will discuss the legal rights of the employer and employee as it pertains to contracts, Industrial Relations issues and the law.

B. An overview of the important provisions of certain employment laws: 
– Industrial Relations Act
– Maternity Protection Act, as amended

– Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act

– Occupational Safety and Health Act, as amended

– Workmen’s Compensation Act

– Equal Opportunity Act, as amended

C. Designing of HR Policies and Procedures to comply with employment laws.



The identifiable performance outcomes are to:

– Understand key provisions of certain labour legislation;
– Assist the organization in avoiding unnecessary legal risk and exposure;
– Apply the legal concepts to different workplace situations, in an analytical manner; and
– Develop strategies for helping the organization to comply with
certain labour legislation.


IR Manager/Supervisors, HR Executives, HR Managers, HR Officers, Legal Personnel, Supervisors and Business Owners.

May 16th, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | CATC Facility, Piarco | TT $1,850.00 plus VAT

Cost includes: all course materials, refreshments, lunch and a certificate of participation.
Secured parking is available.

Members in good standing and groups of three (3) and more will benefit form a 10% discount!


Meet the facilitator:

Vanessa Thomas Williams specializes in Employment Relations and Caribbean Industrial Relations law. She is a qualified Attorney at law, who has held management positions in both the public and private sectors in both Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. Her professional work covers management training in Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management Policy Design and Implementation, and Occupational Safety and Health Management. She has represented a range of employers in collective bargaining and several companies at litigation. Ms. Thomas Williams has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, in the fields of Administrative Law and Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations in the Public Sector, and now, for the course – Law, Governance, Economy and the Society. She is currently the President of the Safety Council of Trinidad and Tobago.