We do believe that people are the key assets for most businesses, whatever industry they are in and wherever in the world they operate. Organizations need to be able to attract, motivate and retain the right people in order to create a productive workplace. It is essential to know, understand and comply with employment laws in place across all of the jurisdictions in which organizations engage people.

That is why for more than 10 years, Rubeya & Co-Advocates has specialized in employment and employee benefits law. Our employment lawyers works closely with clients to protect business from unnecessary risk, whether legal, financial or reputation, to prevent liability and litigation by providing practical, preventative counseling on all employment issues.

Our employment team is supported by DLA Piper Africa Group’s employment Pensions and Benefits market, which has over 300 specialist lawyers working globally at a strategic and operational level across the public and private sectors.


  1. Advising and Counseling: We advise employers and employees in all areas of day-to-day on issues of labor relations, the interpretation and application of employment policies and labor law.
  2. Employment Litigation:Our lawyers have extensive experience in employment litigation; which enhances our ability to get the best result. We represent employers and employees of private and public sectors in the procedures and representation hearings.
  3. Employment Management Relations: We represent both private and public sectors employers in unfair labor practice proceedings and representation hearings.
  4. Employment management of mergers and acquisitions: We advise numerous Burundian and foreign companies, from the creation through to growth stages including company structural changes (mergers, acquisitions, disposals, outsourcing) and internal reorganizations, workforce reductions, etc.
  5. Restructuring and redundancy: The Employment department has recognized expertise in preparing and managing redundancy schemes (skills management, redundancies on economic grounds, employment preservation plans, voluntary departures, managing collective disputes, etc.).
  6. Employment law audits: Regarding complianceaudits, cost efficiency or linked to an acquisition, Rubeya & Co-Advocates employment expertise coupled with its lawyers' experience, allows for integral analysis and an objective evaluation of a company's human resources policy, procedures and activities and any related potential risks.
  7. Social Security: Our lawyers advise clients on complying with Social Security legislation in Burundi and in the sub region. 
  8. Training:We organize training sessions for clients on Strategic Human Resources Management, on how to handle relationships with employee representative bodies (mandatory information and consultations, rights and obligations, functioning, managing meetings, etc.)


For more information about our EMPLOYMENT Practice and services, please contact:

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This information is published for general information purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in relation to any particular situation. Rubeya & Co-advocates will accept no responsibility for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this publication.




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