An Overview of New Labour Law in Rwanda

Francis Mwangi Waweru


Labour law is fundamental in creating and maintaining employee relations, high productivity and a conducive work environment. Rwanda repealed the labour law in 2018 to align it to international best practice. This paper gives an overview of the Rwanda new labour law and evaluates its relevance in employee relations. There is need to disseminate the requirements of the new law to human resource professionals and practitioners in Rwanda to enhance compliance and avoid unnecessary labour disputes and costs. Rwanda has one of the most tranquil industrial relations climates in the East African region, and its pragmatic and progressive labour law is a contributing factor worth exploring.  Conclusions and recommendations for human resource management practice are given.

Keywords: Rwanda new labour law, employee relations

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-18-02

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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