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Name: Emigrants Protection Act (Cap. 113).
Country: Jamaica
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1925-01-07
Entry into force:
Published on: Laws of Jamaica, Vol. V
ISN: JAM-1925-L-31017
Bibliography: Laws of Jamaica, Vol. V
Laws of Jamaica Laws of Jamaica Ministry of Justice, Jamaica PDF PDF (consulted on 2006-11-09)
Abstract/Citation: This Act grants the Minister the right to decide, by order, to apply the Act to any specific foreign country. When the Act is applicable, travel from Jamaica to the country (or countries) in question, is subjected to a general obligation to obtain a permit to leave. The Act determines the persons that may be subjected to such a requirement, the general conditions for obtaining a permit (including the payment of securities and fees). Permits for workers recruited for work in the country (or countries) in question, are subjected to special conditions. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned. Contracts for employment in the country (or countries) in question, are subjected to official approval. Recruitment of workers to a country subjected to the Act can only be done by licensed recruiting agents and the Act determines the conditions for getting such a licence.
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