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Samoa


Basic labour law information

Samoa - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Independent State of Western Samoa, 1962.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour and Employment Relations Act, 2013 (2013, No. 7).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Companies Act 2001 (2001, No. 6).
     Citizenship Act 2004 (2014, No. 3).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Proceeds of Crime Act 2007 (2007, No. 4).
     Community Justice Act 2008 (2008, No. 5).
     Criminal Procedure Act 2016 (2016, No. 6).
     Crimes Act 2013 (2013, No. 10).
     Young Offenders Act 2007 (2007, No. 25).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Community Justice Act 2008 (2008, No. 5).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Youth, Sports and Cultural Affairs Act 1993 (1993, No. 8).
     Education Act 2009 (2009, No. 9).
     Young Offenders Act 2007 (2007, No. 25).

07.02) Labour statistics
     Statistics Act 2015 (2015, No. 8).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Samoa Qualifications Authority Act 2010 (No. 9 of 2010).
     Education Act 2009 (2009, No. 9).
     Apprenticeship Act 1972. No. 13.
     Apprenticeship Act 2014.

11) Cooperatives
     Co-operative Societies Ordinance 1952 (No. 9 of 1952)

12.02) Wages
     Remuneration Tribunal Act 2003 (2003, No. 17).

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Public Holidays Act 2008 (2008, No. 3).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Occupational Safety and Health Act 2002 (2002, No. 5).

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     National Health Service Act 2014 (2014, No. 16).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     National Provident Fund Act, 1972 (No. 1 of 1972).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Accident Compensation Act, 1989.

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration Act 2004 (2004, No. 4)

18) Seafarers
     Shipping Act 1998 (1998, No. 31).

19) Fishers
     Agriculture and Fisheries Ordinance 1959.
     Fisheries Management Act 2016 (2016, No. 8).

20) Dock workers
     Ports Authority Act 1998 (1998, No. 34).

22.01) Agriculture workers
     Agriculture and Fisheries Ordinance 1959.

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Public Service Act 2004 (2004, No. 14).
     Public Bodies (Performance and Accountability) Act 2001 (2001, No. 13).
  
 

  
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