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  1. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Holidays with Pay (Employees at Petrol Filling Stations) Order 1977 (no. 96)

    Adoption: 1999-10-17 | GUY-1999-R-55287

    Establishes holidays with pay for employees at petrol-filling stations. Sets the method of calculating holidays with pay and holiday periods. Provides for the payment of holiday pay upon the termination of employment.

  2. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Termination of Employment and Severance Pay (Amendment) Act 1997 (Act No. 7 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-07-26 | GUY-1999-L-77112

    Amends sections 2 and 21 of the Act concerning the definition of "severance of employment" and termination of employment of due to retirement respectively.

  3. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Shipping Act (Cap. 49:01). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | GUY-1998-L-85546

    The 456 sections of this Act are divided into 21 Parts: Preliminary (I); Administration of this Act (II); Restriction on trading (III); Registration and licensing of ships and proprietary interest in ships (IV); National character and flag (V); Manning of ships and certification of seafarers (VI); Engagement and welfare of seaman (VII); Ship's log books (VIII); Prevention of collisions and navigational safety (IX); Safety of life at sea (X); Load lines (XI); carriage of bulk cargos and dangerous goods (XII); Seaworthiness of ships (XIII); Wreck and salvage (XIV); Passenger ships (XV); Limitation and divisions of liability (XVI); Court of survey (XVII); Inquiries and investigations into marine casualties (XVIII); Legal proceedings (XIX); Miscellaneous (XX); final and transitional provisions (XXI).
    "Ship" shall include any kind of fishing vessel. Section 4 provides for a Marine Administration Department and for the appointment of a Director of Maritime Affairs, a Registrar of Ships, marine officers, surveyors etc. Section 36 provides for the marking of ships. Every ship under twenty-four meters of length shall be licensed in accordance with section 49. Part XII mainly concerns regulation making powers of the Minister regarding transport of bulk goods and dangerous goods. A Court of Survey shall be constituted under section 442.

  4. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Occupational Safety and Health Act (Cap. 99:06). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-10-28 | GUY-1997-L-72147

    Provides for the registration and regulation of industrial establishments, for occupational safety and health of persons at work and, for purposes connected therewith or material thereto.

    Section 41 prohibits the employment of persons under the age of 15 ("children") in factories.

  5. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Prevention of Discrimination Act 1997 (Cap.99:08). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-10-13 | GUY-1997-L-51603

    Prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, religion, colour, ethnic origin, indigenous population, national extraction, social origin, economic status, political opinion, disability, family responsibilities, pregnancy, marital status and age in matters related to employment. S. 8 prohibits sexual harassment. Also provides for equal remuneration for equal work, discrimination on the part of partnerships, trade unions, and employment agencies, as well as discrimination with regard to goods and services.

  6. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Trade Union Recognition Act (Cap. 98:07). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997 | GUY-1997-L-72137

  7. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act 1997 (Cap. 96:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997 | Date of entry into force: 1997-08-07 | GUY-1997-L-72145

  8. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Act (Cap. 11:09). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-12-31 | GUY-1996-L-107615

    An Act to afford protection in cases involving domestic violence by the granting of a protection order, to provide the police with powers of arrest where a domestic violence offence occurs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  9. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Caribbean Community (Free Entry of Skilled Nationals) Act (Cap. 18:08). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-03-14 | GUY-1996-L-72330

    Act to promote the free entry of skilled nationals from qualifying Caribbean Community States into Guyana.

  10. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1995 (No. 15 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-12-12 | GUY-1995-C-48522

    Amendments regarding the Election Commission.

  11. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Holidays with Pay Act (Cap. 99:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-03-23 | GUY-1995-L-72101

  12. Guyana - - International agreement

    Convention créant l'Association des Etats de la Caraïbe (ensemble deux annexes), faite à Carthagène des Indes le 24 juillet 1994 (publiée par le décret n° 98-450 du 4 juin 1998). - Convention

    Adoption: 1994-07-24 | INT-1994-IA-50297

    L'Association est un organisme de consultation, de concertation et de coopération dont l'objectif est d'identifier et de promouvoir la mise en oeuvre de politiques et de programmes visant notamment à renforcer, utiliser et développer les capacités collectives de la Caraïbe afin de parvenir à un développement soutenu dans les domaines culturel, économique, social, scientifique et technologique. La participation de la France est ouverte comme membre associé au titre de la Guadeloupe, de la Guyane et de la Martinique.

  13. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Watchmen) (Amendment) Order 1993 (No. 27 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-01 | GUY-1993-R-35980

    Makes provision for the payment of increased minimum wages to watchmen (security guards). Made under the Labour Act.

  14. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Drug Stores) (Amendment) Order 1993 (No. 28 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-01 | GUY-1993-R-35981

    Provides for increased minimum wages for employees in drug stores, and for the inclusion of two new categories of employees (checker and driver). Made under the Labour Act.

  15. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Dry Goods Stores) (Amendment) Order 1993 (No. 29 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-01 | GUY-1993-R-35982

    Makes provisions for an increased minimum wage for employees in dry goods stores, and the inclusion of two new categories of employees (checker and driver). Made under the Labour Act.

  16. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Groceries) (Amendment) Order 1993 (No. 24 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-01 | GUY-1993-R-35983

    Provides for an increased minimum wage for employees in groceries, and the inclusion of two new categories of employees (checker and driver). Made under the Labour Act.

  17. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Hardware Stores) (Amendment) Order 1993 (No. 25 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-01 | GUY-1993-R-35984

    Provides for an increased minimum wage for employees in hardware stores, and the inclusion of two new categories of employees (checker and driver). Made under the Labour Act.

  18. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour (Conditions of Employment of Certain Workers) (Minimum Rate of Wages) (Amendment) Order (No. 26 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-01 | GUY-1993-R-36022

    Amends the first schedule relating to minimum rates of wages for cooks and workers in hotels and restaurants. Made under the Labour (Conditions of Employment of Certain Workers) Act, 1978

  19. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Election Laws (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. 11 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-04-18 | GUY-1992-C-48521

    Amendments regarding elections.

  20. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Immigration (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. 9 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-04-18 | GUY-1992-L-61848

    Amends Section 12 of Immigration Act to allow the President to exempt persons or class of persons listed in Schedules A and B from provisions of this Section.

  21. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 4) Act 1991 (No. 36 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1991-12-27 | GUY-1991-C-48520

    Amendments regarding elections.

  22. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 3) Act (No. 35 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1991-12-03 | GUY-1991-C-48519

    Recalls Parliament with the stipulation that it shall have the same membership as it did 1 January 1991, except for members expelled from the National Assembly on that date.

  23. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1991 (No. 12 of 1991).

    Adoption: 1991-05-29 | GUY-1991-C-48518

    Amendments regarding the Election Commission.

  24. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Collection of COntributions) (Amendment) Regulations, 1990 (no. 9 of 1990)

    Adoption: 1990-11-30 | GUY-1990-R-55243

    Amends the National Insurance and Social Security (Collection of Contributions) Regulations by amending the definition of the term "insurable income."

  25. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations, 1990 (No. 10 of 1990).

    Adoption: 1990-11-30 | GUY-1990-R-55353

    Amends the National Insurance and Social Security (Benefit) Regulations by amending the defintion of the term "insurable income."

  26. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Persons Abroad and Voluntary Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations, 1990 (No. 11 of 1990).

    Adoption: 1990-11-30 | GUY-1990-R-55354

    Amends the National Insurance and Social Security (Persons Abroad and Voluntary Contributors) Regulations by amending the definition of the term "insurable income."

  27. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. 23 of 1990).

    Adoption: 1990-10-31 | GUY-1990-C-48517

    Amendments regarding protection from deprivation of property and right to appeal in cases of lawful disposession of property.

  28. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Equal Rights Act 1990 (Cap. 38:03) (No. 19 of 1990). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1990-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 1990-12-31 | GUY-1990-L-38704

    Provides that women and men have equal rights and the same legal status in all spheres of political, economic and social life and that all forms of discrimination against women or men on the basis of their sex or marital status are illegal. Women and men shall be paid equal remuneration for the same work or work of the same nature and no person shall be ineligible for, or discriminated against in respect of any employment, appointment or promotion in, or to, any office or position on the ground of sex. Provides that an employer shall not be prevented from making special labour and health protection measures for women, or from making provisions for conditions enabling mothers to work or for material and moral support for mothers and children including paid leave and other benefits for mothers and expectant mothers. Made under Art. 29 of the Constitution.

  29. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Cinema Employees) Order 1989 (No. 57 of 1989) (Cap. 98:01 Subsidiary Legislation).

    Adoption: 1989-09-19 | GUY-1989-R-55290

    Sets minimum wage rates for cinema employees. This includes operators, general staff, cashiers, clerks, ticket collectors, guard and sweepers.

  30. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Claims and Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (no. 32 of 1989)

    Adoption: 1989-07-27 | GUY-1989-R-55242

    Makes various amendments to the National Insurance and Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations.

  31. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Persons Abroad and Voluntary Contributor) (Amendment) Regulations, 1989 (No. 27 of 1989)

    Adoption: 1989-07-27 | GUY-1989-R-55349

    Makes various amendments to the National Insurance and Social Security (Persons Abroad and Voluntary Contributors) Regulations.

  32. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Sickness Benefit Medical Care) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (No. 29 of 1989).

    Adoption: 1989-07-27 | GUY-1989-R-55355

    Amends the National Insurance and Social Security (Sickness Benefit Medical Care) Regulations.

  33. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Medical Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (No. 30 of 1989).

    Adoption: 1989-07-27 | GUY-1989-R-55356

    Makes an amendment to the National Insurance and Social Security (Medical Certification) Regulations.

  34. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Insurance and Social Security (Mariners and Share Fishermen) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (No. 31 of 1989).

    Adoption: 1989-07-27 | GUY-1989-R-55357

    Amends the National Insurance and Social Security (Mariners and Share Fishermen) Regulations.

  35. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Mining Act 1989 (No. 20 of 1989) (Cap. 65:01). - Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989 | GUY-1989-L-46817

    Comprehensive legislation regarding mining rights. Part VIII provides for the regulation of safety and health of miners. Part XIV contains special provisions regarding Amerindians. Amerindians shall be deemed as lawful occupiers of land on which they live. Amerindians are prohibited from extracting minerals or resources unless they possess a licence; where they do have a license, any extracted resources shall be sold on behalf of Amerindians by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission. Repeals the Mining Act (No. 34 of 1920).

  36. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees at Petrol Filling Stations) Order 1988 (no. 46 of 1988)

    Adoption: 1988-12-15 | GUY-1988-R-55288

    Establishes minimum wage rate for those working in petrol-filling stations. This includes the minimum wage rates for supervisors, shift operators, attendants, service workers, mechanics, washers and clerks.

  37. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Pensions (Holders of Office in Local Democratic Organs) Act (No. 19 of 1988) (Cap. 27:15). - Act on-line (as amended)

    Adoption: 1988-09-30 | GUY-1988-L-72329

    Provides for the payment of superannuation benefits for services in the offices of chairman and vice-chairman of a regional democratic council.

  38. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Act 1988 (No. 1 of 1988).

    Adoption: 1988-02-18 | GUY-1988-C-48516

    Inserts a new paragraph into Art. 65 which provides that the validity of any law made under this Constitution with effect from a date earlier than the day this Constitution commenced shall not be called into question in any court or tribunal on the grounds that it contravenes previous constitutions. Art. 231 is amended to provide that no court shall question as to whether there was consultation with co-operatives, trade unions and socio-economic institutions pursuant to Art. 11. Also adds a par. 4 to Art. 142 regarding protection from deprivation of property.

  39. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Fundamental Rights (Practice and Procedure) (No. 13 of 1988) (Cap. 3:03) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | Date of entry into force: 1988-07-14 | GUY-1988-L-72104

    Gives effect to article 153 (6) of the Constitution and matters connected therewith (Practice and procedure of the High Court).

  40. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Timber Grant Workers Wages (Amendment) Order 1987 (no. 49)

    Adoption: 1987-08-10 | GUY-1987-R-55285

    Raises the minimum wage for timber workers.

  41. Guyana - - Constitution

    Constitution (Amendment) Order 1987 (No. 38 of 1987).

    Adoption: 1987-06-30 | GUY-1987-C-48515

    Amendments concerning Commonwealth citizens.

  42. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Public Service Appellate Tribunal Act 1984 (No. 17 of 1984).

    Adoption: 1984-11-14 | GUY-1984-L-48514

    Provides for a Public Service Appellate Tribunal, which shall hear appeals regarding decsions of public service commissions.

  43. Guyana - - Law, Act

    National Equivalency Board Act (Cap. 39:10). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984-08-24 | GUY-1984-L-95638

  44. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Labour (Amendment) Act 1984 (No. 9 of 1984)

    Adoption: 1984-04-06 | GUY-1984-L-458

    An Act to alter the Constitution in accordance with articles 66 and 164 thereof, to amend the Labour Act, to give legal effect to certain provisions of the agreement set out in the Schedule and to provide for matters connected therewith. Amendment of the Labour Act; inserts, inter alia, a new Part VIIA (Collective Agreements), and a new section 33A (Arbitration Tribunal).

  45. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Hardware Stores) Order 1984 (No. 7 of 1984)

    Adoption: 1984-01-21 | GUY-1984-R-456

    Revokes the Minimum Wages (Employees in Hardware Stores) Order (Cap. 98:01 Subsidiary Legislation).

  46. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minimum Wages (Employees in Groceries) Order 1984 (No. 8 of 1984)

    Adoption: 1984-01-21 | GUY-1984-R-457

    Revokes the Minimum Wages (Employees in Groceries) Order (Cap. 98:01 Subsidiary Legislation).

  47. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (No. 8 of 1983).

    Adoption: 1983-12-21 | GUY-1983-R-55351

    Makes an amendment to the Factories (Prescribed Forms) Regulations.

  48. Guyana - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Health and Welfare) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (no. 9 of 1983)

    Adoption: 1983-12-14 | GUY-1983-R-55241

    Amends the Factories (Health and Welfare) Regulations with the aim of removing restrictions on the employment of females factories and the stipulations as to their hours of work therein.

  49. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Employment of Young Persons and Children (Amendment) Act 1983 (No. 21 of 1983).

    Adoption: 1983-12-08 | GUY-1983-L-46809

    Removes prohibitions of night work for women.

  50. Guyana - - Law, Act

    Accidental Deaths and Workmen's Injuries (Compensation) (Amendment) Act (No. 13 of 1983)

    Adoption: 1983-05-18 | GUY-1983-L-455

    An Act to amend the Accidental Deaths and Workmen's Injuries (Compensation) Act. Miscellaneous amendments to the principal Act, the long title of which becomes: "An Act to make certain provisions relating to damages in cases of accidental death and personal injury".

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