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Grenada - Working time - 2011


LAST UPDATE

6 April 2011

SOURCES


Name of Act

Employment Act, Act No.14 of 1999 as amended up to No. 2 Act, 2000
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Other source used

The Official website of the Government of Grenada. Public Holidays & Events 2011

LEGAL DEFINITIONS


Employee/worker

A person who has entered into or works under a contract of employment with an employer, whether such contract be expressed or implied oral or written.

The term "employee" may be used interchangeably with the term "worker" and has the same meaning
Employment Act §2

Employer

Any person or undertaking, corporation, company, public authority or body of persons who or which employs any person to work under a contract of employment or uses the services of a dependent contractor, and includes the heirs, successors and assigns of an employer.
Employment Act §2

Shift work(er)

Any employee who works within a system of employment established by the employer, which requires different groups of workers to work at different times on a shift basis.
Employment Act §36

Domestic worker

Any person who is employed for the purpose of undertaking household chores including, but not limited to, cooking, washing, ironing, babysitting and general cleaning.
Employment Act §36

Young worker

All workers under the age of 18 years old.
Employment Act §40

NORMAL HOURS LIMITS


Daily hours limit


General limit

No employer shall require any employee to work more than 8 hours on any day.
Employment Act §39(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 8 hours
  • 2007: 8 hours

Exceptions

The 8 hour limit does not apply to security guards which daily hours limit is fixed in 12 hours, domestic workers in 10 hours or shift workers in 12 hours.
Employment Act §39(1)(2)(3)

Special categories


» Shift work

No employer shall require a shift worker to work more than 12 hours on any day.
Employment Act §39(3)

» Domestic work

No employer shall require a shift worker to work more than 10 hours on any day.
Employment Act §39(2)

Weekly hours limit


General limit

No employer shall require any employee to work more than 40 hours in case of agricultural, construction and industrial workers, 44 hours for clerical assistants, shop assistants and catering assistants, and 60 hours for domestic workers and security guards.
Employment Act §37
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: 40 hours (agricultural, construction and industrial workers) 44 hours (clerical assistants, shop assistants and catering assistants) 60 hours (domestic workers and security guards)

Special categories


» Agricultural workers

The weekly hours limit for agricultural workers is 40 hours.
Employment Act §37(a)

» Domestic work

The weekly hours limit for domestic workers is 60 hours.
Employment Act §37(d)

OVERTIME WORK


Criteria for overtime


General

No employer shall require an employee to work overtime otherwise than pursuant to an agreement concluded between the employer and the employee.
Employment Act §42(1)

Compensation for overtime work


Overtime rate(s)

An employer shall pay to an employee who works overtime an amount calculated at a rate of not less than 150%
Employment Act §42(2)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: At least 150%
  • 2007: 50% increase

REST PERIODS


Rest breaks


General provisions

One hour after five continuous hours of work. The parties may agree to reduce this to 30 minutes.
Employment Act §41(1)(2)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: One hour after five continuous hours of work. The parties may agree to reduce this to 30 minutes.
  • 2007: One hour after five continuous hours of work. The parties may agree to reduce this to 30 minutes.

Weekly rest periods


Duration

The worker is entitled to twenty-four hours of weekly rest.
Employment Act §38

ANNUAL LEAVE AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS


ANNUAL LEAVE


Duration


» General

Workers are entitled to a period oa annual leave wih pay of not less than two weeks during the first year of employment and thereafter, three weeks.
Employment Act §56(1)
Historical data (year indicates year of data collection)
  • 2009: Workers are entitled to two weeks during the first year of work and thereafter, three weeks.
  • 2007: Two weeks the first year; thereafter, three weeks.

Payment


» Amount

Ordinary wage.
Employment Act §56(1)

» Date of payment

As far as it is practicable the employer shall pay to the employee the remuneration in respect of his leave on the last working day.
Employment Act §58(2)

Schedule and splitting

As agreed between the parties, but not later than six months after the entitlement arises.
Employment Act §58(1)(a)

Work during annual leave

No employer shall during an employee’s leave require that employee to perform any work as his employee, except with the agreement of the employee.
Employment Act §57

Special categories


» Part-time work

Where an employee is employed on a half day basis, a half day shall be counted as one working day in the computation of periods of employment for vacation leave.
Employment Act §56(2)

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

A worker who is paid on a daily basis and who works on the working day before and the working day after a public holiday shall be paid for the public holiday.
Employment Act §43

Number and dates

New Years Day (the First day of January in each year), Independence Day (the 7th of February in each year), Boxing Day (The26th day of December, the Day after Christmas), Easter Monday(The 25th of April), Labour Day (The First of May), Whit Monday, Carnival Holiday (The First Monday in August and the Tuesday following the First Monday in August),
Emancipation Day (The First of August),Corpus Christi (The 23rd of June), plus all Sundays, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Good Friday.
The Official website of the Government of Grenada

EMERGENCY FAMILY LEAVE

Any employee, whether male or female, may take leave for reasons of family responsibilities, with the consent of the employer, for the duration agreed upon by the employer and the employee.
Employment Act §72 (1)

NIGHT WORK


Special categories


Young workers

Night work is prohibited for workers under the age of 18 years old.
Employment Act §40

SHIFT WORK


Criteria for shift work

Any employee who works within a system of employment established by the employer, which requires different groups of workers to work at different times on a shift basis.
Employment Act §36

Limits


Daily hours limit

The general limit is 12 hour per day
Employment Act §39(3)

Overtime work

No employer shall require an employee to work overtime otherwise than pursuant to an agreement concluded between the employer and the employee.
Employment Act §42(1)

CASUAL WORK


Annual leave

An employee employed on a daily or hourly basis shall be allowed a period of paid vacation leave of not less than one working day for every period of fifteen days or one hundred and twenty hours as the case may be.
Employment Act §56(3)

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