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Name: Law No. 5-III of 1 February 2005 on Guarantees of the Right to Work for Youth.
Country: Turkmenistan
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2005-02-01
Entry into force:
ISN: TKM-2005-L-89892
Bibliography: Information on-line in Russian and English Information on-line in Russian and English Turkmenistan: Zolotoy Vek PDF in Russian PDF in Russian (consulted on 2012-05-12)
Abstract/Citation: Contains 6 articles:
1. Prohibits parties from concluding employment contracts with children under the age of sixteen years. Children who have attained the age of fifteen years may be employed only if the parents(guardian, trustee) have given their written consent and the work activity will not keep them from continuing their schooling.
2. Employers are prohibited from using workers who have not yet attained the age of majority in jobs with poor working conditions or in hazardous, dangerous, and underground work.
3. Parents (or guardians) may not authorise a child to work in permanent employment, especially in jobs that lead to their exclusion from the schooling, in violation of the rights and interests of children enshrined in the legal Acts of Turkmenistan, as well as the universally recognized norms of international law.
4. Legislation related to occupational safety and health of children must be respected not only by legal entities (companies, institutions, organizations), but also private entrepreneurs, as well as others.
5. The work of children, regardless of the form in which it occurs, if it is permanent or temporary, should not create obstacles to their learning in schools.
6. Violations of the employment rights of children is punishable under the legislation of Turkmenistan.
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