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Trinidad and Tobago


Basic labour law information

Trinidad and Tobago - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution (Prescribed Matters) Act (Cap. 1:02).
     Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Cap. 1:01).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Act (Cap. 1:50).
     Marriage Act, Chap. 45:01.

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Sexual Offences Act (Chap. 11:28).
     Criminal Law Act (Cap. 10:04). .
     Criminal Offences Act (Cap. 11:01).
     Young Offenders Detention Act (Cap. 13:05). .
     Trafficking in Persons Act, 2011 (Cap. 12:10).
     Prevention of Crimes Act (Cap. 10:01).
     Criminal Procedure Act (Cap. 12:02).
     Community Service Orders Act (Cap. 13:06).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Trade Unions Act (Cap. 88:02).
     Industrial Relations Act (Cap. 88:01).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Sexual Offences Act (Chap. 11:28).
     Community Service Orders Act (Cap. 13:06).
     Trafficking in Persons Act, 2011 (Cap. 12:10).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Children Act (Cap. 46:01).
     Status of Children Act (Cap. 46:07).
     Young Offenders Detention Act (Cap. 13:05). .
     Children's Authority Act (Cap. 46:10).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Equal Opportunity Act (Cap. 22:03).
     Counting Unremunerated Work Act (Cap. 19:09).

07.02) Labour statistics
     Statistics Act (Cap. 19:02).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 88:10).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Education Act (Cap. 39:01).

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act (Cap. 88:13).
     Voluntary Termination of Employment Act 1989 (Cap. 23:03).

11) Cooperatives
     Cooperative Societies Act (Cap. 81:03).

12.02) Wages
     Truck Act (Cap. 88:07).
     Minimum Wages Act (Cap. 88:04).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Occupational Safety and Health Act (Cap. 88:08).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Public Assistance Act (Cap. 32:03).
     National Insurance Act (Cap. 32:01).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Pensions Act (Cap. 23:52).
     Senior Citizens' Pension Act (Chap. 32:02).
     Teachers' Pensions Act (Cap. 39:02).
     Pensions Extension Act (Cap. 23:53).
     Assisted Secondary School Teachers' Pensions Act (Cap. 39:03).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Workmen’s Compensation Act (Cap. 88:05).
     Teaching Service (Compensation) Act (Cap. 39:04).

15.05) Social assistance and services
     Socially Displaced Persons Act, 2000 (No. 59 of 2000).

16) Maternity protection
     Maternity Protection Act (Cap. 45:57).

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration Act, 1969 (Cap. 18:01).
     Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) Act (Cap. 18:03).

18) Seafarers
     Shipping Act 1987 (Cap. 50:10)

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Pensions Act (Cap. 23:52).
     Pensions Extension Act (Cap. 23:53).
     Voluntary Termination of Employment Act 1989 (Cap. 23:03).
     Civil Service Act (Chapter 23:01).

22.12) Teachers
     Teachers' Pensions Act (Cap. 39:02).
     Teaching Service (Compensation) Act (Cap. 39:04).
     Assisted Secondary School Teachers' Pensions Act (Cap. 39:03).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Thursday - 24th September 2020