The Ambassador of the United States of America near Monrovia, Christine Elder, has challenged Liberian employers and employees to read and understand the laws governing the labor sector.
Elder believes that the lack of proper understanding of the country’s Labor Law has created confusion among employers and employees.
The American envoy made the remarks on Monday at the start of a three-day National Labor Conference held at the Monrovia City Hall.
According to her, the understanding of the law will prevent several misgivings such as child labor and human trafficking in the nation.
She stressed that the rule of law is essential to creating a friendly working environment in the country, pointing out that understanding the labor law is critical towards moving the nation forward.
Elder noted that creating a friendly working environment will go a long way in enhancing productivity at workplaces across the nation.
The US envoy maintained that issues relating to child labor, human trafficking and HIV/AIDS are crucial in the work environment, adding that addressing them within the context of the law will provide protection to all at the workplace.