(1) Not later than three months after the beginning of a worker's period of employment with an employer, the employer shall give to the worker a written statement specifying-
(a) the name of the employer or group of employers, and where appropriate, of the undertaking by which the worker is employed;
(b) the name and address of the worker and the place and date of his engagement;
(c) the nature of the employment;
(d) if the contract is for a fixed term, the date when the contract expires;
(e) the appropriate period of notice to be given by the party wishing to terminate the contract, due regard being had to section 11 of this Act;
(f) the rates of wages and method of calculation thereof and the manner and periodicity of payment of wages;
(g) any terms and conditions relating to-
(i) hours of work, or
(ii) holidays and holiday pay, or (iii) incapaci ty for work due to sickness or injury, includin g any provisio ns for sick pay; and
(h) any special conditions of the contract.
(2) If after the date to which the said statement relates there is a change in the terms to be included or referred to in the statement the employer-
(a) shall, not more than one month after the change, inform the worker of the nature of the change by a written statement; and
(b) if he does not leave a copy of the statement with the worker, shall preserve the statement and ensure that the worker has reasonable opportunities of reading it in the course of his employment, or that it is made reasonably accessible to the worker in some other way.
(3) A statement under subsection (1) or (2) of this section may, for all or any of the particulars to be given by the statement, refer the worker to some other document which the worker has reasonable opportunities of reading in the course of his employment or which is made reasonably accessible to the worker in some other way.
(4) If the employer, in referring in the said statement to any such document, indicates to the worker that future changes in the terms particularized in the document will be entered in the document (or recorded by some other means for the information of persons referred to in the document), the employer need not under subsection (2) of this section inform the worker of any such change which is duly entered or recorded not more than one month after the change is made.
(5) If, not more than six months after the termination of a worker's period of employment, a further period of employment is begun with the same employer and the terms of employment are the same, no statement need be given under subsection (1) of this section in respect of the second period of employment, so however that this subsection shall be without prejudice to the operation of subsection (2) of this section if there is a change in the terms of employment.
(6) The provisions of this section in respect of written statements shall not apply if-
(a) a worker has a written contract of employment which covers each of the particulars mentioned in subsection (1) of this section; and
(b) he has a copy of that written contract.
Section 7 of the Labour Act in Nigeria