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Antigua and Barbuda


Basic labour law information

Antigua and Barbuda - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     The Antigua and Barbuda Constitution Order 1981.
     Constitutional Reform and Governance Act, 2010 (c. 25).

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Antigua and Barbuda Labour Code (No. 14 of 1975) (Cap. 27).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Companies Act 1995 (No. 18 of 1995).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Child Justice Act, 2015 (No. 23 of 2015).
     Prevention of Crimes Act (Cap. 339).
     Criminal Procedure Act, Cap. 117.

01.05) Human rights
     Ombudsman Act, 1994 (No. 5 of 1994).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Industrial Court Act (No. 4 of 1976)

03) Elimination of forced labour
     The Migrant Smuggling (Prevention) Act, 2010 (No. 11 of 2010).
     The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) Act, 2010 (No. 12 of 2010).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Childcare and Protection Act (No. 29 of 2003).
     Child Justice Act, 2015 (No. 23 of 2015).
     Employment of Children Prohibition Act, Cap. 151.

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Disabilities and Equal Opportunities Act, 2017 (No. 32 of 2017).

06) Tripartite consultations
     National Economic and Social Council Act, 2004.

07) Labour administration
     National Bureau Of Statistics Act 2013 (No. 9 of 2013).
     Labour Commissioner Act (Cap. 232) [as amended to S.I. 39 of 1989].

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 372) (No. 41 of 1941).
     Disabilities and Equal Opportunities Act, 2017 (No. 32 of 2017).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     The Education Act, 2008 (No. 21 of 2008).

11) Cooperatives
     Co-operative Societies Act (No. 2 of 1997).
     The Co-operative Societies Act, 2010 (No. 9 of 2010).

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Public Holidays Act (R.S.A. c. P130)(Cap. 354).

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Act (No. 12 of 2008).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Social Security Act 1972 (Cap. 408) (3/1972).

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Medical Benefits Act, 2010 (No. 4 of 2010).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Pensions Act (Cap. 311).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Workmen's Compensation Act (R.S.A. c. W30) (No. 24 of 1956)

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration and Passport Act, Cap. 208.
     Emigrant Labourers Protection Act, Cap. 149.

18) Seafarers
     Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention, 2006) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 15 of 2012).
     Antigua and Barbuda Merchant Shipping Act, 2006.

18.05) Seafarers - Conditions of work: articles of agreement, wages, hours of work and paid leave
     Merchant Shipping (Agreements) Act, (Act No. 3 of 1888 as amended up to Act No. 18 of 1989)

19) Fishers
     The Fisheries Act, 2006 (No. 22 of 2006).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Thursday - 6th August 2020