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Name: Employment Act, 1990. No. 9.
Country: Seychelles
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1990-09-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Supplement to Official Gazette, 1990-10-15, p. 71-137
ISN: SYC-1990-L-20900
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=20900&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Supplement to Official Gazette, 1990-10-15, p. 71-137
Abstract/Citation: This Act (LLD 1991/1, 1990-SYC 1) is basically an amended version of the Employment Act 1985 (LS. 1985-Sey.1). Like the 1985 Act, it is divided into 13 parts, respectively covering definitions and applicability; registration of employers, workers and unemployed persons; recruitment for employment; contracts of employment; trainees and young workers; protection and regulation of wages and conditions of employment; protection of employment; termination of contracts; miscellaneous provisions; administration; offences, penalties and prosecutions; and repeals. Six schedules cover negotiation and grievance procedures; general provisions applicable to Parts I and II; vacancy filling procedures; disciplinary offences and measures; Industrial Relations Advisory Board; National Manpower Development Board; and Outer Islands. The new Act restricts court jurisdiction to matters it does not provide for and introduces other changes, including stricter requirements concerning vacancy-filling procedures and the use of fixed-term contracts of employment, closer supervision of contracting, a 21-day monthly limit on casual employment (instead of 14 days under the 1985 Act), a new definition of the term "young workers", etc. The Employment Act 1985 and Sections 46, 47, 53 to 56 and 66 to 68 of the Outlying Island (Employment of Servants) Act are repealed. The Act came into operation on 16 november 1990 in accordance with para 2. of the Employment Act, 1990 (Commencement) Notice, 1990.
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