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  1. Jamaica - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Disabilities Act, 2014 (Act No.13 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-31 | JAM-2014-L-98288

    An Act to promote and ensure full and equal enjoyment by persons with disabilities, of privileges, interests, benefits and treatment, on equal basis as others and to establish the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.

    Part VI deals with employment of persons with disabilities and includes non-discrimination provisions and an obligation on the employer to make adjustments to the workplace to ensure that the employee is not at a disadvantage. It also provides for the redeployment of an employee to a position that is at equivalent to their previous position.

  2. Jamaica - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    National Youth Service Act (Act No. 17 of 1999). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-04-01 | JAM-1999-L-73501

    The objects of the Act are to facilitate the provision of work experience for young persons with a view to their employment; to encourage participants to develop a sense of responsibility and of service to the country; and self respect and respect for authority; and to promote among participants, values of discipline, democracy, citizenship and co-operation (section 3). For this purpose, it provides for the establishment of a National Yourh Service Board, sets out its functions, financing and direction.

  3. Jamaica - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Human Employment and Resource Training Act 1982 (Act No. 13 of 1982). - Laws of Jamaica

    Adoption: 1982-08-31 | JAM-1982-L-720

    An Act to establish a scheme for financing and implementing the training of persons with a view to employment and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. No. 13-1982. Establishes a Human Employment and Resource Training Trust the functions of which shall be: a) to develop, encourage, monitor and provide finance for, training schemes for employment of trainees; b) to provide employment opportunities for trainees; c) to direct or assist in the placement of persons seeking employment in Jamaica; d) to promote employment projects.

  4. Jamaica - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Employment Agencies Regulation Act (Act 43 of 1956). - Laws of Jamaica Act on-line

    Adoption: 1957-12-02 | JAM-1957-L-31018

    This Act, incorporating all changes through December 1990, establishes a system of licencing employment agencies for the placement of workers in- or outside Jamaica. To obtain a license to run an agency for the placement of workers outside Jamaica, a bond must be furnished.

  5. Jamaica - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Employment Agencies Regulations. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1957-12-02 | JAM-1957-R-31442

    These regulations, incorporating all changes through December 1990, set out the application procedure and include the forms required to acquire a license to run an employment agency. Specifies that the amount of the bond required to obtain a license to run an employment agency for the placement of workers abroad, shall be 6 000 $US.

  6. Jamaica - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 336). - Laws of Jamaica

    Adoption: 1940-06-06 | JAM-1940-L-37112

    This Act is applicable to all professional, as well as parts of the private recruitment of foreign workers for employment abroad. It does not cover the recruitment of personal or domestic servants nor of nonmanual workers. Professional recruiters (except "worker-recruiters") must have a licence, which is granted on specified conditions. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned. The travel expenses for the recruited foreign worker (and his family) to the place of employment is the responsibility of the recruiter (but not the "worker-recruiter") or the employer. The recruiter or employer is responsible for the recruited worker during his journey and if he becomes incapacitated by sickness or accident during the journey, he (and his family) shall be repatriated at the recruiter's or employer's expense. Recruitment is conditioned on the age and the medical fitness of the recruited worker and the lack or coercion and misrepresentation during his recruitment. Recruited foreign workers must be above sixteen, but may, under certain conditions, be under eighteen. The medical fitness of the worker is to be established upon arrival. A medically unfit worker (and his family) shall be repatriated at the expense of the recruiter or the employer. The absence of coercion and misrepresentation in the recruitment procedure is to be established by a Judge upon the arrival of the recruited worker. On a contrary finding the recruited worker (and his family) shall be returned home at the expense of the recruiter or employer. If a worker not engaged, after being recruited, for a reason for which he is not responsible, the worker (and his family) must be repatriated at the expense of the recruiter or the employer.

  7. Jamaica - Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services - Law, Act

    Foreign Recruiting Act (Cap. 133). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1875-03-12 | JAM-1875-L-31024

    This Act entitles the Minister to prohibit or condition the recruitment of persons for the service of any foreign state. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned.


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