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Name: Employment Act, 2001 (No. 27 of 2001) (CH.321A).
Country: Bahamas
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2001-12-31
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 2001-12-31, No. 27, pp. 1-45
ISN: BHS-2001-L-60973
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 2001-12-31, No. 27, pp. 1-45
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Bahamas Laws On-line, Government of the Bahamas PDF of Act as amended to S.I. 96/2003 PDF of Act as amended to S.I. 96/2003 (consulted on 2015-11-17)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on conditions of employment. Part II sets forth standard hours of work, and regulates overtime pay. Parts III-V provide for sick leave, vacation leave, maternity leave and family leave. Part VI make provision for redundancy payments; Part VII regulates termination of employment with notice. Parts VIII and IX deal with summary dismissal and unfair dismissal. Part X sets forth prohibition to employ a child, and regulates working conditions in respect of young persons. Jobs for which children may be employed are listed in Schedule 1. Part XI regulates payment of wages. Part XII establishes that no employer shall require any person to furnish a set of his fingerprints or take a lie detector test as a requirement for employment. Repeals Employment of Children Prohibition Act, Employment of Young Persons Act, Fair Labour Standards Act, and Female Employees (Grant of Maternity Leave) Act.
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