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Name: Employment of Women, Young Persons, and Children Act (No. 47 of 1956).
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons; Equality of opportunity and treatment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1956-11-07
Entry into force:
ISN: LKA-1956-L-50754
Bibliography: Labour Code of Sri Lanka, 2004, Labour Legislation (in force on 31 December 2002), Ministry of Employment and Labour, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 113-124
Labour Code of Sri Lanka - Consolidated and Updated to 31st December 2009, 2010, Ministry of Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion, Sri Lanka, pp. 247-266
Department of Labour Department of Labour, Sri Lanka PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 24 of 2006 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 24 of 2006 (consulted on 2011-02-28)
Abstract/Citation: Prohibits night work for women and persons younger than the age of 18; Part II prohibits the employment of children in general in industrial undertakings, except in family enterprises. Part III regulates child labour in undertakings other than industry or seafaring. "Child" is defined as a person under 14 years of age.
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