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  1. Nigeria - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Labour Act (Cap L1 LFN 2004). ((Cap. 198) (1974 No. 21)) - Labour Act

    Adoption: 1971-08-01 | NGA-1971-L-42156

    Provides comprehensive legislation on conditions of work and employment. Part I sets out general provisions relating to wages, contracts and terms of employment. Employers shall not advance more than one month's wages to an employee (s. 4). Section 8 requires that workers entering a contract be medically examined at the employer's expense. Section 20 governs redundancy. Part II regulates recruiting, including the licensing of recruiters (s. 25), and the right to be accompanied by family (not exceeding 2 wives) (s. 34). Part III relates to special classes of workers, including apprentices (ss. 49-53), women (ss. 54-58), and young persons (ss. 59-64). In general, women and young persons are prohibited from performing underground and night work. Section 73 prohibits forced labour. Part IV contains supplemental provisions relating to administration and the settlement of disputes. Section 90 repeals the Labour Code Act.

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