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  1. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Holidays with Pay Act, 2017-3. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-02-02 | BRB-2017-L-104935

    Repeals and replaces the Holidays with Pay Act (Cap. 348) and provides for the payment of wages to employees for annual holidays.

  2. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons Prevention Act, 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-01 | BRB-2016-L-102713

    NOTE: Act has been passed in Parliament but is waiting to be approved and to come into force (21/09/2016).

    The Act repeals the Transnational Organized Crime (Prevention and Control) Act, 2011 (Act 2011-3) in order to make fuller provision for the prevention of the trafficking in persons and the implementation of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.

    The Act broadens the scope of the offences by creating an offence where trafficking in persons takes place within the country and creates a special offence with heavier penalties in relation to the trafficking of children.

  3. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) (Amendment) Act 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-10 | BRB-2016-L-104933

  4. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Shops Act, 2015-30. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-07 | BRB-2015-L-102712

    Repeals and replaces the Shops Act, Cap. 365A. Makes provision for the opening and closing hours of shops, as well as the employment conditions and health and safety of those working in shops.

  5. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-10-28 | BRB-2015-L-104931

  6. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Severance Payments (Amendment) Act, 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-06 | BRB-2015-L-102714

    The Act amends the Severance Payments Act Cap. 355A to provide for a suspension of contributions to the severance fund for a period of three years.

  7. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Health Services (Amendment) Act, 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-06 | BRB-2015-L-104934

  8. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Education (Amendment) Act, 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-11 | BRB-2015-L-101021

  9. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act, 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-04 | BRB-2015-L-100996

  10. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Benefits) Order, 2014 (S.I. 2014 No. 6 ). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-02-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-06 | BRB-2014-R-105414

  11. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Employment Rights Act, 2012 (2012-9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-05-18 | BRB-2012-L-94144

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Administration
    Part III - Employment Rights Tribunal
    Part IV - Employment Particulars
    Part V - Termination of Employment
    Part VI - Unfair Dismissal
    Part VII - Other Rights
    Part VIII - Dispute Settlement Procedure
    Part IX - Miscellaneous

  12. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Sugar Industry (Sugar Workers' Provident Fund) Order, 2011 (S.I. No. 96 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-14 | BRB-2011-R-90561

    This Order imposes a levy on sugar manufactured in Barbados in accordance with section 26 (1) of the Sugar Industry Act.

  13. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Co-operative Societies Regulations, 2008 (S.I. No. 4 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-01-09 | BRB-2008-R-87099

    These Regulations implement provisions of the Co-operative Societies Act with respect to, among other things: forms, fees, shares, bonds, auditor's reports, the Board of Directors of cooperative societies, loans and other financial matters.

  14. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Catastrophe Fund Act, 2007-5. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-03-01 | BRB-2007-L-105470

  15. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace (Drinking Water) Regulations, 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | BRB-2007-R-94145

    Regulates the supply of drinking water in workplaces implementing section 57 of the Safety and Health at Work Act 2005.

  16. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace (General Duties) Regulations, 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | BRB-2007-R-94146

    The Regulations provide that it "shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all persons employed by him in any workplace". Also sets out the duties and responsibilities of suppliers, manufacturers and workers with respect to health and safety. Sets out the measures that need to be taken to ensure that the workplace is safe.

  17. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | BRB-2007-R-94147

    Regulates the provision of personal protective equipment as well as training and instructions as to its use and obligations concerning its maintenance.

  18. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace (Sanitary Conveniences) Regulations, 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | BRB-2007-R-94148

    Provides in the Schedule to the Regulations the sanitary conveniences required to be provided under section 65 of the Act.

  19. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Workplace (Washing Facilities) Regulations, 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | BRB-2007-L-94149

    Regulates the provision of sanitary facilities including when using hazardous substances.

  20. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace (Noise) Regulations 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | BRB-2007-R-94150

    Contains regulations providing workplaces and workers with protection against noise.

  21. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workplace (Visual Display Unit and Workstation) Regulations, 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | BRB-2007-R-94151

  22. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit)(Amendment) Regulations, 2006. (S.I. 2006 No. 30). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006 | BRB-2006-R-94153

  23. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Safety and Health at Work Act 2005 (2005-12). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-01-09 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | BRB-2005-L-92044

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - General Duties
    Part III - General Provisions - Safety
    Part IV - Health
    Part V - Welfare
    Part VI - Medical Examinations and Young Persons
    Part VII - Special Applications and Extensions of the Act
    Part VIII - Notices and Registers
    Part IX - Administration
    Part X - Regulations
    Part XI - Offences, Penalties and Legal Proceedings
    Part XII - General

    Repeals the Factories Act (Cap. 347).

  24. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Caribbean Court of Justice Act, 2003 (2003-9) (Cap. 117). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-24 | BRB-2003-L-64436

    Provides for establishment of Caribbean Court of Justice. Divided into 4 parts. Part 1 contains general provisions. Part 2 regulates jurisdiction of Court. Part 3 deals with appeals, and Part 4 contains financial and administrative provisions.

  25. Barbados - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2003 (2003-10). - Amendments on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-24 | BRB-2003-C-64438

    Amends Constitution of Barbados. Inter alia provides for establishment, composition and jurisdiction of Caribbean Court of Justice.

  26. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community Act, 2003 (2003-8) (Cap. 15). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003-04-24 | BRB-2003-L-64440

    Provides for matters arising out of Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas establishing Caribbean Community including CARICOM Single Market and Economy. Divided into 2 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 provides for "CARICOM Single Market and Economy" and "Community origin", goods of community origin, exemption from duty where drawback is allowable, common external tariff, verification of origin of exported goods, and penalties for false documents of origin of goods exported.

  27. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Occupational Pension Benefits (Cap. 350B) (L.R.O. 2003). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2003 | BRB-2003-L-73356

    Provides for the establishment, management and regulation of Occupational Pension Plans.
    Part I - Application
    Part II - Establishment and application
    Part III - Administration of Pensions Plan
    Part IV - Disclosure of information
    Part V - Membership
    Part VI - Retirement and vesting
    Part VII - Benefits
    Part VIII - Funding and contributions
    Part IX - Locking in
    Part X - Winding up
    Part XI - Surplus
    Part XII - Establishment of new pension plans and transfers
    Part XIII - Directions and orders
    Part XIV - Appeal
    Part XV - Supervisor of pensions
    Part XVI - Investigation by supervisor
    Part XVII - Miscellaneous

  28. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations, 2002 (S.I. No. 149 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-12-24 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | BRB-2002-R-63110

    Made under National Insurance and Social Security Act. Amends National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) Regulations 1967, National Insurance and Social Security (Collection of Contributions) Regulations 1967, National Insurance and Social Security (Self-employed Persons) Regulations 1971, National Insurance and Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 1967, and National Insurance and Social Security (Persons Abroad and Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 1967. Substitues words "65 years of age" with "pensionable age". Also makes provision for rates of insurance contributions.

  29. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Voluntary Pensionable Age) Order, 2002 (S.I. No. 148 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-12-23 | BRB-2002-R-63109

    Made under National Insurance and Social Security Act. Sets "voluntary pensionable age" under Section 2 of Act at 64 years (from 1 January 2003).

  30. Barbados - - Law, Act

    National Insurance and Social Security (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 25).

    Adoption: 2002-12-23 | BRB-2002-L-64027

    Amends National Insurance and Social Security Act with regard to "pensionable age" and "voluntary pensionable age". Also provides for establishment of National Insurance Board.

  31. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Mutual Funds Act, 2002 (No. 22).

    Adoption: 2002-12-05 | BRB-2002-L-64024

    Provides for regulation, authorisation and control of mutual funds and their managers. Divided into 6 parts. Part 1 deals with licensing and Part 2 with administration of mutual fund. Part 3 regulates appointment and role of agents. Part 4 provides for supervision and enforcement, and Part 5 for powers of the securities commission. Part 6 contains miscellaneous provisions. Repeals Mutual Funds Act 1998.

  32. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Consumer Guarantees Act, 2002 (No. 21).

    Adoption: 2002-12-05 | BRB-2002-L-64026

    Provides for guarantees for consumers regarding supply of goods and services as well as rights of redress against suppliers and manufacturers in respect of failure to comply with such guarantees. Divided into 8 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 provides for guarantees in respect of goods, Part 3 for redress against suppliers in respect of goods, Part 4 for redress against manufacturers in respect of goods, Part 5 for guarantees in respect of services, and Part 6 for redress against supplier in respect of services. Part 7 deals with resolution of disputes, and Part 8 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  33. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (No. 20).

    Adoption: 2002-12-05 | BRB-2002-L-64028

    Deals with various aspects of consumer protection. Divided into 10 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 provides for unfair contract terms, Part 3 for unfair trade practices, Part 4 for control of distance selling, and Part 5 for product liability. Part 6 makes provision for consumer safety, Part 7 for recall of goods, Part 8 for industry codes, and Part 9 for administration and enforcement. Finally, Part 10 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  34. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Fair Competition Act, 2002 (No. 19).

    Adoption: 2002-11-21 | BRB-2002-L-64025

    Seeks to promote, maintain and encourage competition. Prohibits prevention, restriction or distortion of competition and abuse of dominant positions in trade in Barbados and within Caricom Single Market and Economy. Also aims at ensuring that all enterprises, irrespective of size, have opportunity to participate equitably in market. Divided into 10 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 establishes Fair Trading Commission. Part 3 provides for anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, merger and interlocking directorships. Part 4 deals with resale price maintenance. Part 5 regulates authorisations. Part 6 provides for anti-competitive business conduct. Part 7 deals with enforcement and appeals, Part 8 with offences, Part 9 with Community Competition Commission, and Part 10 contains miscellaneous provisions.

  35. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 14).

    Adoption: 2002-09-05 | BRB-2002-L-62428

    Amends Sections 15, 23 and 78 of Constitution. Establishes that imposition of mandatory sentence of death or execution thereof shall not be inconsistent with Section 15 of Constitution. Also provides for transfer between Barbados and other countries of persons detained in prisons, hospitals or other institutions by virtue of orders made in the course of the exercise by courts or tribunals of their jurisdiction.

  36. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Tourism Development Act (Cap. 341). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-08-31 | BRB-2002-L-87101

    This Act concerns the approval of tourism projects and products and the provision of incentives for sustainable tourism development and related matters. "Tourism project" includes the restoration, preservation and conservation of natural sites and the establishment, restoration, preservation and conservation of monuments, museums and other historical structures and sites. The Minister may require an environmental impact assessment to be carried out for the project to be approved. In order to be financed, projects shall meet environmental standards defined by the Minister of Environment.

  37. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 (Cap. 158) (L.R.O. 2002). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-05-30 | BRB-2002-L-73338

    Implements the United Nations Convention respecting the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 on terrorism; Amends the Constitution, making it possible to be sentenced to death for certain offences under the Act (Part II).

  38. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act 2002 (2001-34) (Cap. 303). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2002-03-01 | BRB-2002-L-87060

    Provides for the procedures following bankruptcy and insolvency of employers.

  39. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Agricultural Development Fund Act (Cap. 252B). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001-06-21 | BRB-2001-L-87103

    This Act establishes the Agricultural Development Fund and provides for its administration. The revenue of the Fund shall be administered and managed by a specified corporation and be used to finance projects and programmes that are designed for the improved development of agriculture including sugar production, the cotton industry, livestock production, fisheries and horticulture. The Act also establishes a Management Committee. The Committee shall evaluate and approve proposals for projects to be financed by the Fund.

  40. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2001. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2001-04-09 | BRB-2001-L-80809

    Section 2 of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act is amended by deleting the definitions of "child" and "young person" and substituting the following:
    "'child' means a person who has not attained the age of 16 years.; 'young person' means a person who has attained the age of 16 years but who has not attained the age of 18 years."

  41. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 2000 (No. 8 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-06-01 | BRB-2000-L-87105

    Definitions of "commercial fishing" and "related activities" are modified. Section 8 is amended by rewording a provision regarding the power of the Minister to grant fishing licences to foreign crafts. Section 10 provides that a sport fishing licences may be issued by the Chief Fisheries Officer in such form as he may approve. This Officer may also issue local fishing licences (sect. 11). Section 12 concerns the issue of commercial fishing licences. Section 18 concerns applications for registration of fishing vessels with the Chief Fisheries Officer. Section 31 provides for certificates of inspection for local fishing vessels.

  42. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Small Business Development Act (No. 23 of 1999) (Cap. 318C). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-12-27 | BRB-1999-L-55545

    Provides for tax incentives and technical assistance to qualified small businesses, which are defined as, inter alia, enterprises which operate with less than 25 employees, generate less than 2 million USD in sales, and whose shareholders are more than 75 per cent local.

  43. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Sugar Industry (Sugar Workers Provident Fund) Order, 1990 (S.I. 1990 No. 142)

    Adoption: 1999-12-24 | BRB-1999-R-52072

    Sets levies on all sugar and fancy molasses produced in Barbados in 1990 for the establishment of a Sugar Workers Provident Fund.

  44. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Establishment (Teachers) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999 No. 70).

    Adoption: 1999-08-09 | BRB-1999-R-54908

    Specifies annual salaries for various grades of teachers, counsellors and school principals.

  45. Barbados - - Law, Act

    National Insurance and Social Security (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 16 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 1998-09-28 | BRB-1999-L-56637

    Amends National Insurance and Social Security Act with regard to concessions granted by the Minister and payment of non-contributory old-age pension.

  46. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act (No. 11).

    Adoption: 1999-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 1999-06-07 | BRB-1999-L-53212

    Amends the Immigration Act with respect to persons who have resided in Barbados for more than five years and who have established a profession or trade.

  47. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 2).

    Adoption: 1999-03-02 | BRB-1999-L-55995

    Determines under which conditions convicted persons shall be rehabilitated.

  48. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Penal System Reform Act, 1998 (No. 50).

    Adoption: 1998-12-23 | BRB-1998-L-51635

    Provides for suspended sentencing, curfew orders, mediation, and community service sentences for criminal offenders. Mediation shall permit young offenders to make amends to a complainant by performing unpaid work, paying compensation, or participating in a rehabilitation programme. Amends the Juvenile Offenders Act to raise the age of criminal responsibility from seven to eleven.

  49. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1998 (No. 29).

    Adoption: 1998-09-17 | BRB-1998-L-50987

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to the Casual Employees (Pensions) Act (Cap. 20), the Pensions Act (Cap. 25), the Statutory Boards (Casual Employees) Pensions Act (Cap. 383), Statutory Boards Pensions Act (Cap. 384).

  50. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Establishment (General) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998 No. 123).

    Adoption: 1998-08-24 | BRB-1998-R-50982

    Sets forth ranks, classifications, and wages of public servants.

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