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  1. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (First Aid) Regulations (No. 2 of 1951).

    Adoption: 1951 | GUY-1951-R-42175

    Requires employers to provide a first aid box for every one hundred employees, and specifies required contents of the box in attached schedule. Made under section 26 of Factories Act 1947.

  2. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Fire Escape) Regulations (No. 1 of 1951).

    Adoption: 1951 | GUY-1951-R-42174

    Regulates fire alarms, means of escape, fire drills, training and other safety measures against fire. Section 3 provides for inspection of fire safety measures and certification of compliance with regulations. Made under section 26 of Factories Act 1947.

  3. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Docks (Safety Regulations) (No. 2 of 1951).

    Adoption: 1951 | GUY-1951-R-42176

    Provides comprehensive regulations on dock safety. Part I regulates safety measures on docks, including maintenance of equipment to save persons from drowning (s. 5). Part II relates to means of access between ship and shore. Part III governs lifting machinery. Parts IV-VI provide specific and miscellaneous provisions, including a prohibition of persons under 18 from operating a crane or winch (s. 32). Part VII outlines powers of the Labour Authority in relation to the regulations. Made under Factories Act 1947.

  4. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Distilleries (Safety) Regulations (No. 7 of 1951).

    Adoption: 1951 | GUY-1951-R-42177

    Persons entering a still-vat or similar space where dangerous fumes may be present shall wear a safety belt and be provided with a suitable breathing apparatus and rest periods. Made under section 26 of Factories Act 1947.

  5. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Health and Welfare) Regulations (No. 16 of 1951).

    Adoption: 1951 | GUY-1951-R-42178

    Provides regulations governing, inter alia, cleanliness, overcrowding, temperature, ventilation, lighting, drainage, drinking water, sanitary conveniences, facilities for sitting, meals, industrial disease, hours of work and overtime. Each employee shall be allowed at least 250 cubic feet of space in a factory workroom (s. 4). Young persons and women shall not work more than 8 hours a day and clock more than 100 hours of overtime per year (ss. 16-17). Made under Factories Act 1947.

  6. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Status of Aliens Act (No. 37 of 1951) (Cap. 14:04) - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1951 | GUY-1951-L-72116

    Makes provision for the acquisition and disposal of movable and immovable property by aliens.

  7. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Housing of Labour Workers on Sugar Estates Act (Cap. 99:04) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1951 | Date of entry into force: 1951-05-26 | GUY-1951-L-72138

  8. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Prescribed Forms) Regulations (No. 12 of 1949).

    Adoption: 1949 | GUY-1949-R-42173

    Provides forms for registration of factories, appointment of inspectors, and annual report of examining surgeons. Made under s. 26 of Factories Act 1947.

  9. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Cooperative Societies Act (Ch. 88:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1948-09-01 | GUY-1948-L-32494

    An Act to provide for the formation and to regulate the operations of Cooperatives.

  10. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Factories (Hours and Holidays) Act (Cap. 95:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1947 | GUY-1947-L-42169

    Provides comprehensive legislation governing factories. Part II regulates the registration of factories. Part III relates to factory inspection. Factories shall be inspected by inspectors representing the Labour Authority (s. 9), or, in cases of injury or death, by examining surgeons (s. 12). Part IV concerns safety. Section 19 prohibits the employment of children in any factory. Part V relates to holidays and rest periods. S. 23 governs rest periods for night shifts; s. 24 relates to overtime. Part VI defines the power of the Minister to make regulations concerning, inter alia, health, safety, medical supervision, boilers, ventilation, and records and certificates. Part VII sets out offences, penalties and procedures. Part VIII contains miscellaneous provisions, including a requirement that an abstract of the Act and any regulations made thereunder be displayed in every factory (s. 35).

  11. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Immigration Act (Cap. 14:02) (No. 42 of 1947) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1947 | Date of entry into force: 1948-01-01 | GUY-1947-L-72102

  12. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Aliens (Immigration and Registration) Act (No. 37 of 1947) (Cap. 14:03) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1947 | Date of entry into force: 1947-12-31 | GUY-1947-L-72115

  13. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Bakeries (Hours of Work) Act (Cap. 99:07). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1946 | Date of entry into force: 1946-03-23 | GUY-1946-L-72143

  14. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Old Age Pensions Act (No. 17 of 1944) (Cap. 36:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1944 | Date of entry into force: 1944-07-01 | GUY-1944-L-72126

  15. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Employment Exchanges Act (Cap. 98:05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1944 | Date of entry into force: 1944-07-29 | GUY-1944-L-72136

  16. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 98:06). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1943-06-05 | GUY-1943-L-46813

    Requires persons who recruit workers to be licensed. Persons under 18 years of age may not be recruited. Recruited workers shall be medically examined and reimbursed for expenses for travel to place of employment.

  17. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Labour Act (Cap. 98:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1942-01-23 | GUY-1942-L-46811

    Part I establishes a Department of Labour and the post of Chief Labour Officer. Part II provides the Minister power to investigate and appoint an arbitrator in trade disputes. Part III provides for the regulation of wages. Part IV covers rights of employees and duties and obligation of employers in respect of labour contracts. Part V contains provisions relating to payment of wages and wage deductions. Part VI covers wages in retail shops selling alcohol; Part VII provides for the regulation of hours of work.

  18. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour (Arbitration Procedure) Regulations (No. 19 of 1950).

    Adoption: 1942-01-23 | GUY-1942-R-46812

  19. Guyana - - Law, Act

    National Service Act (No. 4 of 1942) (Cap. 15:02) - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1942 | Date of entry into force: 1942-02-14 | GUY-1942-L-72117

  20. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Employment Young Persons and Children Act (Cap. 99:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1938-04-01 | GUY-1938-L-46808

    Defines "child" as a person under 14 years of age; a "young person" as under 16. Prohibits the employment of children in industrial enterprises and aboard ships, and the employment of women and young persons in night work.

  21. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Juvenile Offenders Act (No. 11 of 1931 ) (Cap. 10:03) - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1931 | Date of entry into force: 1931-12-31 | GUY-1931-L-72110

  22. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Expulsion of Undesirables Act (No. 30 of 1930) (Cap 14:05). - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1930-11-01 | GUY-1930-L-72322

  23. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Teachers' Pensions Act (Cap. 39:05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1928-04-28 | GUY-1928-L-95636

  24. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Dependants' Pension Act (No. 14 of 1923) (Cap. 27:08). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1923-07-01 | GUY-1923-L-72326

    Provides for a pension fund for dependants of certain categories of deceased persons formerly employed in the service of the Government.

  25. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Whipping and Flogging Act, 1922 (Cap. 11:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1922-12-30 | GUY-1922-L-105465

  26. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Trade Unions Act (Cap. 98:03). - Legislation on-lin

    Adoption: 1921-06-18 | GUY-1921-L-46810

    Provides for the basic freedom of association and action for trade unions. Trade unions shall be registered or, failing that, dissolved.

  27. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Public Officers' Spouses Act (No. 17 of 1920) (Cap. 27:07). - Legislation on-lin

    Adoption: 1920-10-02 | GUY-1920-L-72325

    Provides for the payment of one month salary to the family of a deceased public officer or pensioner.

  28. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Public Holidays Act (No. 25 of 1919) (Cap. 19:07). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1919 | Date of entry into force: 1919-09-13 | GUY-1919-L-72120

  29. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Accidental Deaths and Personal Injuries (Damages) Act (Cap. 99:05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1916-10-28 | GUY-1916-L-46804

    Provides for compensation in case of accidental work-related death or injury.

  30. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act (Cap. 7:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1916-09-02 | GUY-1916-L-105463

  31. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Civil Law of Guyana Act (Cap. 6:01) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1916 | Date of entry into force: 1917-01-01 | GUY-1916-L-72105

  32. Guyana - - Law, Act

    High Court Act (No. 10 of 1915) (Cap. 3:02) - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1915 | Date of entry into force: 1915-03-12 | GUY-1915-L-72103

  33. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Industrial Training Act (Cap. 39:04) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1910-05-28 | GUY-1910-L-35196

    Establishes a Board of Industrial Training. The duties of the board are, inter alia, to licence and keep a register of masters whom it considers suitable to receive apprentices, to issue certificates of competency, to fix the period of apprenticeship, to cancel licences and certificates issued under this Act and settle disputes between masters and apprentices. Appoints Inspectors whose duties are to visit workshops and inspect apprentices at their work and report to the Board. Empowers the Board to impose a levy on employers and use such funds to pay grants to those who provide training to a full standard.

  34. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Training Schools Act, 1907 (Cap. 11:06). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1907-05-22 | GUY-1907-L-99455

    Provides for the establishment of schools for the rehabilitation, and for the vocational and other training of young offenders who have not obtained the age of eighteen years old.

    The Training Schools (Amendment) Act 2010 (No. 19 of 2010) repealed section 20(1) of the Act which allowed for corporal punishment to be used in the Training Schools. It also amended section 25 of the Act and repealed sections 26 and 27 concerning maintenance of persons in the school.

  35. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Steam Boilers Regulation Act (Cap. 95:04). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1907 | Date of entry into force: 1907-10-26 | GUY-1907-L-72135

  36. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Poor Relief Act, 1903 (Cap. 36:02) (Act No. 12 of 1903). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1903-03-28 | GUY-1903-L-105462

    Sets out relief that may be provided to those living in poverty including child and disability relief.

  37. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Public Officers (Insurance) Act (No. 41 of 1902) (Cap. 27:10). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1902-12-31 | GUY-1902-L-72328

    Provides that public officers are to take out life insurance for the benefit of their widows and orphans.

  38. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Insolvency Act (No. 19 of 1902) (Cap. 12:21) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1902 | GUY-1902-L-72113

  39. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Marriage Act (Cap. 45:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1901-11-06 | GUY-1901-L-95633

  40. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act (Cap. 8:02) (No. 17 of 1893). - Legislation on-lin

    Adoption: 1894-03-01 | GUY-1894-L-46807

    Sets forth definitions of and punishments for criminal offences. S. 27 prohibits peaceful picketing of three of more persons in the context of a labour dispute. Sections 165-168 render prostitution illegal; men found guilty of living off the earnings of a prostitute may be liable for whipping or flogging. S. 188 contains prohibitions of Sunday labour. S. 201 prohibits intimidation of workers.

  41. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Offences) Act (No. 18 of 1893) (Cap. 8:01) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1893 | Date of entry into force: 1894-03-01 | GUY-1893-L-72106

  42. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Procedure) Act (No. 19 of 1893) (Cap. 10:01) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1893 | Date of entry into force: 1894-03-01 | GUY-1893-L-72108

  43. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Factories (Dangerous Trades Regulation) Act (Cap. 95:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1891 | Date of entry into force: 1891-04-22 | GUY-1891-L-72134

    Concerns manufactures of explosive or inflammable substances.

  44. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Government Training College Act (Cap. 39:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1877-11-07 | GUY-1877-L-95634

  45. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Education Act (No. 3 of 1876) (Cap. 39:01) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1876 | Date of entry into force: 1877-02-03 | GUY-1876-L-72130

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