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  1. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Trade Unions Act, Chapter 89:03 (Act No. 12 of 1952). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1952-10-29 | DMA-1952-L-55298

    Amends and consolidates the law relating to trade unions and trade disputes. Establishes the legality of trade unions. Creates a registrar of trade unions and prohibits unions from carrying out business unless registered. Makes registration compulsory. Makes explicit the information required when applying for trade union registration. Establishes the grounds on which registration may be refused. Provides for cancellation of registration. Regulates trade union accounts and provides for audits. Governs the rules of registered unions and regulates the alteration of those rules. Makes trade unions immune from actions of tort. Provides for peaceful picketing and the prevention of intimidation.

  2. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Accidents and Occupational Diseases (Notification) Act, Chap. 89:51 (Act No. 29 of 1952) (Cap. 108 of 1961). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1952-02-11 | DMA-1952-R-55299

    Provides for the notification of accidents and occupational diseases. Establishes the processes of the notification of accidents. Grants the administrator in Council with the power to extend dangerous occurrences provisions to notification of accidents. Provides for inquests in cases of death by accident. Grants the Administrator the power to direct formal investigation of accidents and cases of occupational diseases. Sets penalties for offences. Applies the act ot public servants. Grants the Administrator with the power to make regulations for the purposes of carrying out the act. The Schedule provides Forms for use with the act.

  3. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Labour Statistics Act, Chapter 90:02 (Act No. 5 of 1948). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1949-01-10 | DMA-1949-L-80982

    1. Short title
    2. Interpretation
    3. Power of Labour Officer
    4. Restriction on publication of individual returns; Offence to disclose contents of individual returns; Offence to publish information wrongfully disclosed; Penalty
    5. Offences and penalties.

  4. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade Unions Regulations No. 1, 1945

    Adoption: 1945-11-19 | DMA-1945-R-69352

    Made under the Trade Unions Ordinance (Cap 120). Regulations concerning the registration of trade unions, the alteration of rules and various other procedures.

  5. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Pensions Act, Chapter 23:80 (Act No. 9 of 1944). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1944-09-25 | DMA-1944-L-80992

    Provides for pensions for officers in the public service.

  6. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Pensions Regulations SRO 9 of 1944. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1944-09-25 | DMA-1944-R-108950

  7. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factory and Machinery Rules (S.R.O. 16/1944) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1944-04-04 | DMA-1944-R-69334

    Made under the Factories Ordinance (Cap 112) which was later repealed and implementing the Employment Safety Act (No. 3 of 1982). Comprehensive legislation establishing the basic rules for workplace safety and health in factories. Deals, inter alia, with overcrowding, lighting, draining, ventilation, cleaning, supply of drinking water, first aid treatment, the provision of sanitary facilites for workers, protection of the eyes, fencing of certain machines, cleaning of machines, means of escape in case of fire, and rules concerning steam boilers and lifting machines.

  8. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Recruiting of Workers Regulations, 1944

    Adoption: 1944-01-17 | DMA-1944-R-55267

    Regulates the recruiting of workers. Provides that the welfare of the population of Dominica is to be considered before granting anyone the permission to recruit labour. Prohibits the employment of juveniles (those aged between sixteen and eighteen) from being recruited without parental consent. Legislates that information is to be provided to workers concerning the conditions of theiir employment. Sets the maximum period of employment at two years. Establishes that recruiters or employers are to pay for transport to the place of employment. Provides for the care and repatriation of a worker's family and for the medical examination of workers. Governs the granting of permits and license fees.

  9. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Recruiting of Workers Act, Chap. 90:04 (Act No. 3 of 1943). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1943-09-20 | DMA-1943-R-61851

    Regulates recruitment of workers. Individual sections deal with recruitment of persons under the age of 18, examination of workers, expenses of workers, return of workers to their homes, worker-recruiters, and issue of work permit. Also provides for power of police to search ships, duty of shipping agents, and duty of master of ship.

  10. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Restrictions) Regulations, 1942 (SRO 4/1942). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1942-01-26 | DMA-1942-R-80988

    Sets out the restrictions for the entry into the country of foreign nationals.

  11. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Police Pensions Act (Act No. 6 of 1942) (Chapter 23:81). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1942 | DMA-1942-L-83860

    Provides for the provision of retirement pensions to members of the police force.

  12. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Immigration and Passport Act, Chap 18:01 (Act No. 5 of 1941). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1941-12-15 | DMA-1941-L-80987

    Provides for immigration procedures, including detention and deportation of irregular immigrants.

  13. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Employment of Children (Prohibition) Act (Chapter 90:05). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1939-12-29 | DMA-1939-L-80978

    Provides that no person shall employ any child, however, a child may be employed in certain cases for domestic work or agricultural work of a light nature at home by the parents or guardians of the child.

  14. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act (L.f. 5 of 1938) (Chap. 90:06) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1939-02-01 | Date of entry into force: 1939-02-01 | DMA-1939-L-57317

    Makes provision for prohibition of employment of children; liability of parent or guardian; restrictions on employment at night of young persons, including exemptions of industries affected by exceptional circumstances or in case of emergency; false certificate or representation of age; restrictions on employment at night of women, including exemptions; liability of agent or workman; reduction of night period; suspension of prohibition of night work; and some related matters.

  15. Dominica - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Workmen's Compensation (Appeals) Rules (S.R.O. L.I. 12/1938)

    Adoption: 1938-05-14 | DMA-1938-R-55265

    Establishes procedures on appeals concerning decisions on employment accident benefits. Regulates applications to Supreme Court judges or to the Court of appeal for leave to appeal. Provides for notices of appeal. Governs the recording of proceedings. Makes explicit the documents to accompany notices of appeal.

  16. Dominica - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Workmen's Compensation Rules, Cap.122

    Adoption: 1938-05-14 | DMA-1938-M-69471

    Made under the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance. Sets forth the procedures to be followed by workmen when applying for compensation for injuries suffered in the course of their employment.

  17. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Workmen's Compensation Ordinance, 1938 (Cap. 122)

    Adoption: 1938-03-01 | DMA-1938-L-55293

    Provides for the payment of compensation to workers for injuries suffered in the course of their employment. Establishes an employer's liability to pay compensation for injuries which result in disablement of a worker for more than three days and were not the result of that worker's misconduct. Establishes an employer's liability to pay compensation for diseases only in respect to diseases solely and directly attributable to injury arising through the course of employment. Sets the amount of compensation for death, permanent total disablement, the various states of partial disablement and temporary disablement. Regulates the method of calculating wages. Provides for the payment and distribution of compensation and for deductions for costs. Legislates that compensation is not to be assigned, attached or charged. Governs medical examinations. Provides for remedies against third parties. Regulates cases of the bankruptcy of an employer in connection with the payment of compensation. Governs the appointment of commissioners to hear cases and appeals. Estalbishes proceedings. Provides for the registration of orders and agreements and their enforcement. Establishes rules concerning the transfer of funds.

  18. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Overseas Nurses' Pensions Act (L.I. 13 of 1927)(Chapter 23:83). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1927-05-28 | DMA-1927-L-83862

    Provides for the provisions of pensions for nurses appointed by the Overseas Nursing Association.

  19. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Marriage Act, Chapter 35:01. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1910 | Date of entry into force: 1911-01-01 | DMA-1910-L-95136

    An Act to regulate marriages in the State of Dominica and to amend the law relating to the registration of marriages.

  20. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Public Holidays Act (Cap. 19:10) (L.I. 1 of 1907). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1907-05-30 | DMA-1907-L-83840

    Lists the statutory public holidays and provides for penalties in case of violation of public holidays.

  21. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Infants Protection Act (Chapter 37:05) (L.I. 4 of 1889). - Dominica

    Adoption: 1889-06-20 | DMA-1889-L-75103

    Provides that anyone who neglects an infant is to be punished.

  22. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Prevention of Crimes Act, Chapter 12:31, L.I. 1 of 1874. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1874 | DMA-1874-L-93710

    An Act relating to the Prevention of Crimes. Provides offences with respect to the detention and arrest of criminal offenders.

  23. Dominica - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law And Procedure Act, Chapter 12:01 (Act No. 3 of 1873). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1873 | DMA-1873-L-80991

    Provides for the procedures relating to criminal trials and punishment. Part X deals with the death penalty.

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