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  1. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Wages Council (Meetings and Procedure) Regulations, 1959 (L.N. 33)

    Adoption: 1959-02-25 | BRB-1959-R-51911

    Sets regulations on the procedures of wages council meetings including regulations on quorum, voting and notices of meetings. Made udner the Wages Council Act, 1955.

  2. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act

    Adoption: 1958-08-15 | BRB-1958-L-52082

    Makes provisions for arbitrations. Part One provides preliminary definitions. Part Two deals with the effects of arbitration agreements. It establishes that the authority of arbitrators and umpires is irrevocable. It also sets out provisions for the death or bankruptcy of a party. Part Three concerns arbitrators and umpires. It includes regulations on the appointment of arbitrators and umpires and establishes the conditions under which parties have the power to fill arbitrator or umpire vacancies. Part Four sets out provisions on the conduct of proceedings and awards. It includes inter alia, regulations on witnesses, the removal of an arbitrator or umpire, interim awards and final awards. Part Five deals with costs of the reference and award, fees and interest. Its sets out regulations on the taxation of fees of the arbitrator or umpire and interest carried on awards. Part Six provides for special cases, the remission, setting aside and enforcement of awards. Part Seven establishes regulations on references under order of the High Court or Judge. Part Eight includes miscellaneous provisions dealing with inter alia, powers of the Court to extend the time for commencing arbitration proceedings and terms as to costs.

  3. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Minors Act (Cap. 215) (L.R.O. 1985). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1958-08-15 | BRB-1958-L-73355

    Regulates the custody, guardianship and property of minors. A minor is considered to have attained the age of majority at the age of 18 years.

  4. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Statistics Act 1958 (Cap. 192). - Act on-line (Consolidated to 1985)

    Adoption: 1958-08-04 | BRB-1958-L-73379

    Regulates the collection and publication of statistics including on: immigration and emigration; factories, mines and productive industries; income, earnings, profits and interest; social, educational, labour and industrial matters, including co-operative groups and societies, associations of employers employees and other persons generally; and injuries, accidents and compensation.

  5. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Wages Council (Shops) Order, 1958 (L.N. 57)

    Adoption: 1958-06-16 | BRB-1958-R-51918

    Establishes a shops wages council. Made under the Wages Council Act, 1955.

  6. Barbados - - Law, Act

    The Wages Council (Shirt and Garment) Order, 1958 (L.N. 14)

    Adoption: 1958-02-11 | BRB-1958-L-51917

    Establishes a wages council for employees in the shirt and garment industry. Made under the Wages Council Act, 1955.

  7. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Employment Exchanges Act (Ch. 345) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1955-10-28 | Date of entry into force: 1955-10-28 | BRB-1955-L-51897

    Provides for the establishment and maintenance of employment exchanges (offices or places for the collection and furnishing of information ...respecting persons who seek to engage employees either in this Island or elsewhere and persons who seek employment). Gives the Minister for Labour the power to make loans to persons outside of Barbados for work.

  8. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Wages Council Act (Ch. 362) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1955-10-14 | Date of entry into force: 1955-10-14 | BRB-1955-L-51904

    Provides for the establishment of Wages Councils. Furnishes the Minister responsible for Labour with the power to establish wages councils. Makes explicit the procedures on the applications for wages council orders, references to a commission of enquiry, the making of a wages council order, and the variation and revocation of a wages council order. Establishes regulations on the constitution, officers and proceedings of wages councils and of commissions of enquiry. Makes explicit procedures on the effect and enforcement of wages regulation orders as well as the computation of remuneration. Makes it an offence to give false information or to disclose information given before a wages council and sets the penalties for such offences. Includes miscellaneous regulations and regulations on expenses.

  9. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration Regulations, 1953.

    Adoption: 1953-03-26 | BRB-1953-R-61854

    Made under Immigration Act, 1952. Section 2 regulates duties of immigration officer where he decides that an immigrant is a prohibited immigrant or where an order is made for the removal of an immigrant from the island. Section 5 provides for medical examination of immigrants. Also regulates manner and procedures of removing immigrant from island.

  10. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Labour Clauses (Public Contracts) Act (Cap. 349). - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 1952-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 1952-04-30 | BRB-1952-L-51892

    Implements ILO Convention No. 94 concerning Labour Clauses in Public Contracts. Sets out provisions deemed to be included in public contracts. Establishes that all contractors must visibly display notices of the conditions of work. Contains a Schedule setting out provisions of the Convention.

  11. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Accidents and Occupational Diseases (Notification) Act (L.R.O. 1985) - Laws on-line

    Adoption: 1952-03-01 | BRB-1952-L-52085

    Provides for the notification of accidents and occupational diseases. Obliges the employer to notify the Chief Labour Officer if an occupational accident, occupational or other disease occurs. Includes forms and particulars for the notification process. Requires employers to keep records of accidents open for inspection by the Chief Labour Officer. States that the Minister for Labour may extend notification of accidents provisions to dangerous occurrences involving risk of serious injury to workers. Sets provisions for an inquest into the case of death by accident or occupational disease. Gives the Minister for Labour the power to direct a formal investigation of accidents and cases of occupational disease. Applies the Act to government departments and agencies.

  12. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Holidays with Pay Act (Ch. 348). - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 1952-01-11 | BRB-1952-L-51890

    Establishes the terms and conditions (length, notice, determination of dates) of annual holidays with pay. Defines "average pay" for the purposes of determining the amount of holiday pay. Provides that where employment has terminated prior to an employee's annual paid holiday, the employer must grant the employee his or her holiday pay. Obligates employers to keep records of renumeration periods of employment and holiday for all employees. Specifies punishable offences against the Act.

  13. Barbados - - Law, Act

    The Protection of Wages Act (Cap. 351) (L.R.O. 1978). - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 1951-11-12 | BRB-1951-L-73375

    Provides for the protection of workers wages including the way in which they are to be paid, workers' right to recover wages, deductions and fines and remuneration other than wages. It also provides for penalties in case of violation of the Act.

  14. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations made by the Governor-in-Executive Committee under section 11 of the Recruiting of Workers Act, 1938 (1938-12) (M.P.-865/S. 2)

    Adoption: 1949-09-22 | BRB-1949-R-52066

    Amends paragraph (1) of Regulation 7 of the Principal Regulstions as amended by the Recruiting of Workers (Amendment) Regulations, 1942. Amends Regulation 1 of the Recruiting of Workers (Amendment) Regulations, 1942.

  15. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Recruiting of Workers (Amendment) Regulations, 1949 (M.P. 1524/S.1).

    Adoption: 1949-09-22 | BRB-1949-R-59369

    Makes some minor amendments to recruiting of Workers Regulations, 1941 and 1942 .

  16. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Pensions Act (Cap. 25) (L.R.O. 2002). - Act on-line (Consolidated to 2002)

    Adoption: 1947-10-23 | Date of partial entry into force: 1985-07-15 | Date of partial entry into force: 1967-04-06 | BRB-1947-L-73357

    Amends and consolidates the law of Barbados relating to pensions of public officers and to make special provision for officers who retire from public service other than public service under the Government and re-enter the public service under the Government.

  17. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Teachers Pensions Act (Cap. 55). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1944-07-25 | BRB-1944-L-73382

    Applies to all teachers employed in public elementary schools except for those covered under the Teachers Pensions (Secondary Schools) Act. Regulates the granting of pensions upon retirement.

  18. Barbados - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Recruiting of Workers Regulations, 1941

    Adoption: 1941-09-04 | BRB-1941-R-51920

    Regulations and schedules on procedures involved in the recruitment of workers in Barbados. Made under the Recruiting of Workers Act, 1938.

  19. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Trade Disputes (Arbitration and Enquiry) Act (Ch. 360) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1939-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 1939-06-12 | BRB-1939-L-51906

    Establishes an Arbitration Tribunal and Board of Inquiry in connection with labour disputes, and for procedures to settle such disputes.

  20. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Recruiting of Workers Act, 1938 - Acts on-line

    Adoption: 1938-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 1938-12-30 | BRB-1938-L-52054

    Sets out provisions relating to the recruitment of workers. Obliges recruiters of workers to be licenced. Restricts the age of workers who may be recruited (minimum of 16 years of age). Requires all recruited workers to be medically examined. States that travel expenses incurred by workers will be paid for by the recruiters as well as expenses of workers who must return home. The Act applies to worker-recruiters in the same manner as it does to recruiters. Makes explicit the areas under which the Minister responsible for Labour may make regulations.

  21. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Sentence of Death (Expectant Mothers) (Cap. 153). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1934-12-20 | BRB-1934-L-73378

    Provides that capital punishment shall not be passed on pregnant women.

  22. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Juvenile Offenders Act (Cap. 138) (L.R.O. 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1932-09-01 | BRB-1932-L-73349

    Regulates procedures concerning juvenile offenders. A child is defined as a person under the age of 14 years and a juvenile is a person between the ages of 14 and 16 years. The Act abolishes the death sentences for a person convicted of an offence under the age of 18 years.

  23. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Better Security Act (Ch. 160)

    Adoption: 1920-09-20 | Date of entry into force: 1920-09-20 | BRB-1920-L-51893

    Aims at better securing uninterrupted water supply and light for use by the community and at avoiding dangers to human life and to property. Provides that a breach of contract by persons employed to supply water or light (gas and electricity) is a punishable offence. Establishes that a breach of contract involving injury to persons or property is a punishable offence. Sets the penalties for these offences

  24. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Young Persons Protection Act (Cap. 193). - Act on-line (Consolidated to 1967)

    Adoption: 1918-05-17 | BRB-1918-L-73385

  25. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Agricultural Aids Act (Cap. 252). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1905-02-28 | BRB-1905-L-87102

    This Act makes provision in relation to the granting of loans to owners, i.e. means any person for the time being legally charged with the cultivation, or the receipt of the rents and profits, of any land, including life tenants, guardians, trustees and executors but not persons appointed by any court to take charge of, manage and cultivate, or receive the rents and profits of, land in Barbados. Loans may be granted for: (a) the purpose of carrying on the general cultivation and management of sugar plantations and all other real estate or property; (b) the purchase of stock and manure and other necessaries; (c) paying taxes; and (d) other specified expenses.

  26. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Prevention of Cruelty to Children Act (Cap. 145) (L.R.O. 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1904-12-10 | BRB-1904-L-73366

    Sets out the offences involving cruelty to children and procedures for the protection of those children involved. Also sets out provision relating to the taking of evidence and procedures.

  27. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Emigration Act (Cap. 187). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1904-03-18 | BRB-1904-L-73346

    Regulates the emigration of Jamaican citizens abroad and includes provisions concerning the recruitment of labour and employment contracts (Part II - Emigration Agents).

  28. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Mines Regulation Act (Cap. 350). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1899-01-26 | BRB-1899-L-73350

    Regulates matters related to mining in Barbados including with respect to occupational safety and health.

  29. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Act (Cap. 127) (L.R.O. 1998). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1891-06-05 | BRB-1891-L-73342

    Amends and consolidates the law in Barbados with respect to the administration of justice in criminal cases.

  30. Barbados - - Law, Act

    Aliens Act (Cap. 185). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1883 | Date of entry into force: 1941-03-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1883-12-31 | BRB-1883-L-73320

    The Act is a consolidation of the Aliens Restriction Act, 1939 and the Aliens Act, 1883. PART I deals with Aliens' restriction and PART II with Aliens' Property Holding.

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