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Name: Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children (Amendment) Act (No. 8 of 2003).
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: 2003-03-17
Entry into force:
Published on: Gazette of the DSR of Sri Lanka, 2003-03-21, Supplement to Part II, 11 p.
ISN: LKA-2003-L-65095
Bibliography: Gazette of the DSR of Sri Lanka, 2003-03-21, Supplement to Part II, 11 p.
Act on-line in English Act on-line in English Department of Labour, Sri Lanka, 13 p. PDF PDF (consulted on 2009-04-29)
Abstract/Citation: Amends numerous sections of the Act concerning, inter alia, penalties in case of offenses (sections 2, 2A, 4 to 11, 16 to 18, 21, 22, 24, 26 and 30). Adds section 8A dealing with furnishing of information regarding employment of young persons industrial undertakings. Replaces section 13 on restriction on employment of children and section 14 on employment of children by parents or guardians. Amends section 19 to raise to 18 years the age under which it is prohibited to take part in performances endangering life or limb and section 20 on restrictions on training for performances of a dangerous nature. Contains also amendments to section 30 on medical examination and section 34 on interpretation of the Act.
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