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Bahamas


Basic labour law information

Bahamas - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Employment Act, 2001 (No. 27 of 2001) (CH.321A).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Companies Act, 1992 (No. 18 of 1992), as amended.

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Cap. 100).
     Criminal Procedure Code Act (Chapter 91) (No. 38 of 1968).
     Penal Code (No. 15 1873) (Chapter 84).

01.05) Human rights
     Data Protection (Privacy of Personal Information) Act, 2003.

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Industrial Relations Act, 1970 (No. 14 of 1970) (CH.321)
     Trade Union Regulations (S.I. 20/1971).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Cap. 100).
     Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression) Act, 2008 (No. 27 of 2008).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Child Protection Act, 2007 (No. 1 of 2007) (Chapter 132).

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities) Act, 2014 (No. 31 of 2014).

06) Tripartite consultations
     National Tripartite Council Act 2015 (No. 2 of 2015).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Education Act (Chapter 46) (No. 15 of 1962).
     The Bahamas Technical And Vocational Institute Act, 2010 (No. 7 of 2010).

11) Cooperatives
     Co-operative Societies Act, 2005 (No. 15 of 2005) (Ch. 314).

12.02) Wages
     Minimum Wages Act, 2001 (No. 1 of 2002) (CH.321B).

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Public Holidays Act (Ch. 36) (No. 15 of 1938).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Health and Safety at Work Act, 2002 (No. 2 of 2002) (CH.321C).

15) Social security (general standards)
     National Insurance Act 1972 (No. 21 of 1972).

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     National Health Insurance Act 2016 (No. 29 of 2016).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Pensions Act (Chapter 43).
     Widows' and Orphans' Pension Act, 1954 (Act No. 65 of 1954).

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration Act (Chapter 191) (No. 25 of 1967).
     Recruiting of Workers Act, 1939 (CH.318).

18) Seafarers
     Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Regulations, 2012 (S.I. No. 117 of2012).
     Merchant Shipping Act (CH.268).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Pensions Act (Chapter 43).
     Public Service Act (No. 9 of 1969) (Chapter 39).



Other texts not in NATLEX

Public Service Act 1969
  
 

  
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