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Original name: (Cap. 198) (1974 No. 21)
Name: Labour Act (Cap L1 LFN 2004).
Country: Nigeria
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1971-08-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (1990 Revised edition), Vol. X, Cap. 198
ISN: NGA-1971-L-42156
Bibliography: Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (1990 Revised edition), Vol. X, Cap. 198
The Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990, Law Revision Committee, Grosvenor Press, Portsmouth, UK, Revised edition, Volume X, pp. 7333-7407
Compendium of Nigerian Labour Laws, 1997, Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association, Lagos, Nigeria, pp. 127-201
Compendium of Nigerian Social and Labour Laws, 2004-01, Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association, Lagos, Nigeria, Second Edition, ISBN: 978-32575-1-X, pp. 197-241
Labour Act Labour Act Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, International Centre for Nigerian Law (ICFNL) PDF of Act - 1990 Revised Edition PDF of Act - 1990 Revised Edition (consulted on 2005-08-03)
Abstract/Citation: Provides comprehensive legislation on conditions of work and employment. Part I sets out general provisions relating to wages, contracts and terms of employment. Employers shall not advance more than one month's wages to an employee (s. 4). Section 8 requires that workers entering a contract be medically examined at the employer's expense. Section 20 governs redundancy. Part II regulates recruiting, including the licensing of recruiters (s. 25), and the right to be accompanied by family (not exceeding 2 wives) (s. 34). Part III relates to special classes of workers, including apprentices (ss. 49-53), women (ss. 54-58), and young persons (ss. 59-64). In general, women and young persons are prohibited from performing underground and night work. Section 73 prohibits forced labour. Part IV contains supplemental provisions relating to administration and the settlement of disputes. Section 90 repeals the Labour Code Act.

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