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Jamaica


Basic labour law information

Jamaica - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Political Ombudsman (Interim) Act, 2002 (Act 25 of 2002).
     Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council Act, 1962 (S.I. 1962 No. 1550).
     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.
     Trade Union Act (Cap. 389).
     Labour Relations Code (L.N. 310/76).

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

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).
     Apprenticeship Act (Act 55 of 1954).
     Human Employment and Resource Training Act 1982 (Act No. 13 of 1982).

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

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

17) Migrant workers
     Foreign Recruiting Act (Cap. 133).
     Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act (Act 48 of 1964).
     Immigration Restriction (Commonwealth Citizens) Act (Cap. 153).
     Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 336).
     Aliens Act (Cap. 9).
     Emigrants Protection Act (Cap. 113).

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: Tuesday - 24th October 2017