Sypnosis of The Laws Administered by The Ministry

 

EMPLOYMENT ACT, CAP 268

This Act provides legislation relating to the employment of persons; to make provision for the engagement of persons on contracts of service and to provide for the form of and enforcement of contracts of service; to make provision for the appointment of officers of the Labour Department and for the conferring of powers on such officers and upon medical officers; to make provision for the protection of wages of employees; to provide for the control of employment agencies; and to provide for matters incidental to and consequential upon the foregoing.
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EMPLOYMENT ACT (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, CAP 270

This Act makes special provision with respect to employment during any period when a declaration under section 29 of the Constitution (state of emergency) is in force; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.


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INDUSTRIAL AND LABOUR RELATIONS ACT, CAP 269

This is the law that governs the information of trade unions and employers’ representative organisations, including the formation of federations of trade unions and federations of employers organisations, recognition and collective agreements, settlement of disputes, strikes, lockouts, essential services and the Tripartite Labour Consultative Council; the Industrial Relations Court; and matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.


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EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS AND CHILDREN’S ACT, CAP 274

This law regulates the employment of young persons, and children and provides for matters incidental thereto.  It defines a “child” as a person under the age of fourteen years and a “young person” as one who has ceased to be a child and who is under the age of eighteen years.  The law prohibits the employment of persons under the age of sixteen years (16).
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MINIMUM WAGES AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT, CAP 276

This is the law that provides for the regulation of minimum wage level and minimum conditions of employment; and provides for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.  The law provides for different forms of wage determination such as:  through Collective Bargaining for all workers that belong to a trade union; through Statutory Instruments issued by the Minister of Labour and Social Security for all non-management workers that do not belong to trade unions.
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FACTORIES ACT, CAP 441

This Act makes provision for the regulation of the conditions of employment in factories and other places as regards the safety, health and welfare of persons employed therein; to provide for the safety, examination and inspection of certain plant and machinery; and to provide for purposes incidental to or connected with the matters aforesaid.
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Statutory Instrument (SI) - The Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment Act. Click below to view detailed SI documentation.