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Jamaica


Basic labour law information

Jamaica - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council Act, 1962 (S.I. 1962 No. 1550).
     Political Ombudsman (Interim) Act, 2002 (Act 25 of 2002).
     Jamaica Independence Act, 1962.

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Criminal Justice (Administration) Act (Cap. 83).
     Criminal Justice (Reform) Act (Act 7 of 1978).
     Offences Against the Person Act (Cap. 269).

01.05) Human rights
     Public Defender (Interim) Act (Act 33 of 1999).

01.06) Economic and social policy
     Special Economic Zones Act, 2016 (Act No. 7 of 2016).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act.
     Labour Relations Code (L.N. 310/76).
     Trade Union Act (Cap. 389).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) Act, 2007.

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     The Child Care and Protection, 2004 (Act No. 11 of 2004).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Women (Employment of) Act (Cap. 417).

05.01) Non-discrimination
     Employment (Equal Pay for Men and Women) Act (Act 34 of 1975).

07.01) Labour inspection
     Labour Officers (Powers) Act (Cap. 203).

07.02) Labour statistics
     The Statistics Act.

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Foreign Recruiting Act (Cap. 133).
     Human Employment and Resource Training Act 1982 (Act No. 13 of 1982).
     Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 336).
     National Youth Service Act (Act No. 17 of 1999).
     Employment Agencies Regulation Act (Act 43 of 1956).

08.01) Disabled workers
     Disabilities Act, 2014 (Act No.13 of 2014).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Education Act (Act No. 8 of 1965).
     Human Employment and Resource Training Act 1982 (Act No. 13 of 1982).
     Apprenticeship Act (Act 55 of 1954).

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     Employment (Termination and Redundancy Payments) Act (Acts 31 of 1974, 6 of 1986).

11) Cooperatives
     Co-operative Societies Act (Cap. 75).

12.02) Wages
     Employees Share Ownership Plan Act (Act 7 of 1994).
     Minimum Wage Act (Cap. 252).

13) Conditions of work
     Employment (Flexible Work Arrangements) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2014 (Act No. 15 of 2014).

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Holidays with Pay Act (Cap. 149).
     Holidays (Public General) Act (Cap. 148).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Factories Act (Cap. 124).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, 2015 (Act No.17 of 2015).

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Mining Act (Cap. 253).

15) Social security (general standards)
     National Insurance Act (Act 38 of 1965).

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     The National Health Fund Act, 2003 (No. 23 of 2003)

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Pensions Act (Cap. 285).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Workmen's Compensation Act (Cap. 418).

16) Maternity protection
     National Insurance (Maternity Benefit) Regulations 1980.
     Maternity Leave Act (Act No. 44 of 1979).

17) Migrant workers
     Caribbean Community (Free Movement of Skilled Persons) Act (Act 18 of 1997).
     Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 336).
     Aliens Act (Cap. 9).
     Emigrants Protection Act (Cap. 113).
     Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act (Act 48 of 1964).
     Foreign Recruiting Act (Cap. 133).
     Immigration Restriction (Commonwealth Citizens) Act (Cap. 153).

18) Seafarers
     Shipping Act (Act No. 8 of 1998).

19) Fishers
     Fishing Industry Act (Act 17 of 1975).

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mining Act (Cap. 253).

22.06) Hotel, restaurant and shop workers
     Shops and Offices Act (Act No. 27 of 1957).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Public Service Regulations (L.N. 92/61).
     Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, 2001 (Act No. 30 of 2001).

23.01) International social security agreements
     National Insurance (Reciprocal Convention)(United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) Order, 1999 (L.N. 109/99).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Thursday - 26th April 2018