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Guyana


Basic labour law information

Guyana - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Act 1980 (Cap. 1:01).

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Act (Cap. 98:01).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Civil Law of Guyana Act (Cap. 6:01)
     Insolvency Act (No. 19 of 1902) (Cap. 12:21)

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Criminal Law (Offences) Act (No. 18 of 1893) (Cap. 8:01)
     Criminal Law (Procedure) Act (No. 19 of 1893) (Cap. 10:01)
     Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act (Cap. 8:02) (No. 17 of 1893).

01.05) Human rights
     Fundamental Rights (Practice and Procedure) (No. 13 of 1988) (Cap. 3:03)
     Rights Commissions Tribunal (Cap. 38:02).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act (Cap. 8:02) (No. 17 of 1893).
     Trade Unions Act (Cap. 98:03).
     Alternative Dispute Resolution Act 2010 (Cap. 7:05) (No. 24 of 2010).
     Trade Union Recognition Act (Cap. 98:07).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Combatting of Trafficking in Persons Act (Cap. 10:06) (Act No. 2 of 2005).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Protection of Children Act, 2009 (No. 17 of 2009) (Cap. 46:06).
     Employment Young Persons and Children Act (Cap. 99:01).
     Status of Children Act 2009 (No. 19 of 2009) (Cap. 46:05).

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Employment Young Persons and Children Act (Cap. 99:01).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Equal Rights Act 1990 (Cap. 38:03) (No. 19 of 1990).

05.01) Non-discrimination
     Prevention of Discrimination Act 1997 (Cap.99:08).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 98:06).
     Employment Exchanges Act (Cap. 98:05).

08.01) Disabled workers
     Persons with Disabilities Act 2010 (Cap. 36:05).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Industrial Training Act (Cap. 39:04)
     Education Act (No. 3 of 1876) (Cap. 39:01)
     Training Schools Act, 1907 (Cap. 11:06).

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act 1997 (Cap. 96:01).

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Societies Act (Ch. 88:01).

12) Conditions of employment
     Labour (Conditions of Employment of Certain Workers) Act, 1978 (Cap. 99:03).

12.02) Wages
     Wages Councils Act (Cap. 98:04).

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Public Holidays Act (No. 25 of 1919) (Cap. 19:07).
     Holidays with Pay Act (Cap. 99:02).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Occupational Safety and Health Act (Cap. 99:06).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Steam Boilers Regulation Act (Cap. 95:04).

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Factories (Dangerous Trades Regulation) Act (Cap. 95:03).

15) Social security (general standards)
     National Insurance and Social Security Act 1969 (No. 15 of 1969) (Cap. 36:01).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Old Age Pensions Act (No. 17 of 1944) (Cap. 36:03).

15.04) Unemployment benefit
     Accidental Deaths and Personal Injuries (Damages) Act (Cap. 99:05).

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration Act (Cap. 14:02) (No. 42 of 1947)
     Aliens (Immigration and Registration) Act (No. 37 of 1947) (Cap. 14:03)
     Caribbean Community (Free Entry of Skilled Nationals) Act (Cap. 18:08).

18) Seafarers
     Shipping Act (Cap. 49:01).

21) Indigenous and tribal peoples
     Ethnic Relations Commission Tribunal Act 2000 (Cap. 37:01).

22.01) Agriculture workers
     Housing of Labour Workers on Sugar Estates Act (Cap. 99:04)

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mining Act 1989 (No. 20 of 1989) (Cap. 65:01).

22.03) Manufacturing workers
     Factories (Dangerous Trades Regulation) Act (Cap. 95:03).
     Factories (Hours and Holidays) Act (Cap. 95:02).

22.06) Hotel, restaurant and shop workers
     Bakeries (Hours of Work) Act (Cap. 99:07).

22.15) Domestic workers
     Household Service Workers (Hours of Work) Act (Cap. 99:07).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Tuesday - 13th November 2018