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Name: Sugar Workers (Minimum Wage and Guaranteed Employment) Act (Cap. 359).
Country: Barbados
Subject(s): Agriculture workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1968-03-11
Entry into force:
Published on: The Laws of Barbados, Chapter 359, pp. 3-12
ISN: BRB-1968-L-52074
Bibliography: The Laws of Barbados, Chapter 359, pp. 3-12
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Abstract/Citation: Provides for minimum wages and guaranteed employment for workers employed in the sugar industry and for incidental or related matters. Allows the Cabinet to make minimum wage and guaranteed employment orders (number of days or hours of employment). Sets initial minimum wages. Allows the Cabinet to appoint Advisory Boards to consider the conditions of employment of sugar workers. Setsout the effects of orders and penalties for non-compliance. Establishes procedures for prosecution of offences and special defences open to employers. Establishes procedures for wages computation and obligates employers to maintain employee records. Gives the Chief, Deputy and other Labour Officers the power of entry and inspection of the premises of an employer of sugar workers. Sets penalties for obstructing the Chief Labour Officer. Gives the Cabinet the power to make additional regulations regarding the Act.

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