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May 07, 2020

BCC Kenya Webinar: Legal Implications on Immigration and Employment Challenges

The British Chamber in conjunction with Fragomen Kenya Limited and Bowmans have organised a webinar for its members about Legal Implications on Immigration and Navigating the Employment challenges during and post COVID 19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain businesses as they attempt to identify and cope with restricted movement, containment measures, and regulatory restrictions affecting their employees and operations.

Join us as we provide the most up-to-date immigration-related intelligence and compliance guidance regarding the East Africa region and navigating the employment challenges posed by COVID-19.

Some of the questions to be covered during the session include:

• With scaled down operations at Immigration and a ban on international travel to and from Kenya, what is the fate of Foreign Nationals in Kenya with expired or expiring Immigration Statuses?
• Some companies are facing issues where they have employees with Work Permits that have expired or expiring, yet their applications are underway. With limited operations at Immigration such cases are taking longer than normal, can these employees continue to work from home? Are there compliance issues if they are working without proper work authorizations?
• Is the Government considering reducing or waiving Work Permit fees to help companies recover from the tough economic times?
• Navigating the employment challenges posed by COVID-19

The programme will be as follows:
• Introduction and Opening remarks by Farida Abbas, CEO BCCK
• George Mucee, Practice Leader, Fragomen Kenya Ltd
• David Makau, Senior Manager, Fragomen Kenya Ltd
• Sean Omondi, Partner, Bowmans
• Q&A
• Future BCCK events and closing remarks, Farida Abbas, CEO BCCK