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Saint Lucia - Source and scope of regulations



References
  • Contract of service Act [CSA], Act 14 of 1970, Revised editions. Chap. 16.03 including Contract of service regulations [CSR], Statutory Instrument 26/1972, as last amended by SI 21/1995
    Date: 09 Mar 1995; view website »
  • Equality of Opportunity and Treatment in Employment and Occupation Act [EOTEOA], Act 9 of 2000, Chap. 16.14
    Date: 01 Apr 2000; view website »
  • Registration, Status and Recognition of Trade Unions and Employers' Organisations Act [TUEOA], Act No. 42 of 1999 (not available in electronic format)
    Date: 11 Jan 2000 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; employer's family members
Remarks:
  • - The Contracts of Service Act 1970 applies to all employees except members of an employer's family who are maintained by and reside with the employer (sec. 3 CSA).
    The provision on the general right to severance pay does not apply to a member of the employer's family nor does it apply to employment in the public service (sec. 16(1) CSA).


Reforms under process
A new Labour Code was passed in 2006. However, as of February 2011, it has not been implemented. This text which has been re-drafted to include new amendments is still under discussion.



References
  • Contract of service Act [CSA], Act 14 of 1970, Revised editions. Chap. 16.03 including Contract of service regulations [CSR], Statutory Instrument 26/1972, as last amended by SI 21/1995
    Date: 09 Mar 1995; view website »
  • Equality of Opportunity and Treatment in Employment and Occupation Act [EOTEOA], Act 9 of 2000, Chap. 16.14
    Date: 01 Apr 2000; view website »
  • Registration, Status and Recognition of Trade Unions and Employers' Organisations Act [TUEOA], Act No. 42 of 1999 (not available in electronic format)
    Date: 11 Jan 2000 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; employer's family members
Remarks:
  • - The Contracts of Service Act 1970 applies to all employees except members of an employer's family who are maintained by and reside with the employer (sec. 3 CSA).
    The provision on the general right to severance pay does not apply to a member of the employer's family nor does it apply to employment in the public service (sec. 16(1) CSA).


Reforms under process
A new Labour Code was passed in 2006. However, as of July 15, 2010, it has not been implemented. This text which has been re-drafted to include new amendments still has to be approved by the Parliament.



References
  • Contract of service Act [CSA], Act 14 of 1970, Revised editions. Chap. 16.03 including Contract of service regulations [CSR], Statutory Instrument 26/1972, as last amended by SI 21/1995
    Date: 09 Mar 1995; view website »
  • Equality of Opportunity and Treatment in Employment and Occupation Act [EOTEOA], Act 9 of 2000, Chap. 16.14
    Date: 01 Apr 2000; view website »
  • Registration, Status and Recognition of Trade Unions and Employers' Organisations Act [TUEOA], Act No. 42 of 1999 (not available in electronic format)
    Date: 11 Jan 2000 (view in NATLEX »)
Scope
Size of enterprises excluded (≤): none
Workers' categories excluded: civil/public servants; employer's family members
Remarks:
  • - The Contracts of Service Act 1970 applies to all employees except members of an employer's family who are maintained by and reside with the employer (sec. 3 CSA).
    The provision on the general right to severance pay does not apply to a member of the employer's family nor does it apply to employment in the public service (sec. 16(1) CSA).


Reforms under process
A new Labour Code was passed in 2006. However, as of July 15, 2010, it has not been implemented. This text which has been re-drafted to include new amendments still has to be approved by the Parliament.