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Name: Recruiting of Workers Act, 1939 (CH.318).
Country: Bahamas
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1939-02-27
Entry into force:
Published on: Separate copy, 4 p.
ISN: BHS-1939-L-61852
Bibliography: Separate copy, 4 p.
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Bahamas Laws On-line, Government of the Bahamas PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 5 of 1987 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 5 of 1987 (consulted on 2015-11-18)
Abstract/Citation: Applies to (a) recruitment of workers for employment outside the colony, and (b) recruitment of personal or domestic servants or non-manual workers for work outside the Colony if such recruiting is done by professional recruiting agents. Regulates issue of licence. Persons under the age of 18 shall not be recruited.

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Application of Act.
4. Persons who recruit to be licensed.
5. Non-adults not to be recruited.
6. Examination of workers.
7. Expenses of workers.
8. Return of workers to their homes.
9. Offences.
10. Power to make regulations.
Implementing text(s):

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