|Name:||Employment (Amendment) Act 2008 (Act No. 21 of 2008).|
|Subject(s):||Labour codes, general labour and employment acts|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Supplement to the Official Gazette, 2008-10-13, pp. 322-332
|Bibliography:||Supplement to the Official Gazette, 2008-10-13, pp. 322-332
|Abstract/Citation:||Amends the Employment Act:
Section 2 - inserts the following definitions in alphabetical order:
"Tribunal" means the Employment Tribunal established under section 73A;
"member" means a member of the Employment Tribunal;
"Secretary" means the Secretary to the Tribunal;
"Ministry" means the Ministry responsible for employment matters;
"Minister" means the Minister responsible for employment matters;
Also amends sections 55 by deleting words "competent officer" and "officer" and replacing them with the word "Tribunal". Section 61(1A) is repealed and replaced by a new subsection and subsections 1B to 1E are also added. These deal with the responsibilities of the competent officer with respect to grievance procedures. Sections 62(c), 63A, 76, 78 and the Schedules are also amended with respect to wording.
A new section 73A is introduced concerning the establishment of the Employment Tribunal. Schedule 6 is introduced covering the members of the Tribunal, their allowances, jurisdiction, appeals, powers, proceedings, penalties, and the role of the Secretary.