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  1. Belize - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Families and Children Act, 1998 (No. 17 of 1998) (as amended). - Act (Revised Edition 2000)

    Adoption: 1998-07-08 | BLZ-1998-L-50986

    Consolidates legislation regarding the care, protection, and maintenance of children. A child is defined as a person below 18 years of age. Part II sets forth rights of the child and parental duty to maintain a child. S. 7 prohibits employment of children in activities which may be detrimental to their health, education, or mental, physical, or moral development. Repeals numerous preceding Acts, including the Infants Act (Ch. 138), the Status of Children Act (Ch. 143), and the Family Maintenance Act (Ch. 136).

  2. Belize - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Labour Act (Cap. 297). - Legislation on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1959-12-31 | BLZ-1959-L-64160

    Part I: Preliminary. Part II: The Labour Department. Part III: Labour Inspection. Part IV: Labour Advisory Board. Part V: Contracts of Service Generally. Part VI: Oral Contracts of Service. part VII: Written Contracts of Service. Part VIII: Recruiting. Part IX: Employment Service. Part X: Protection of Wages. Part XI: Hours of Work, Overtime and Holidays (including, inter alia, breaks, night rest, shifts and payment of daily workers). Part XII: Labour Clauses in Public Contracts (including freedom of workers to join trade unions). Part XIII: Safety, Health and Housing. Part XIV: Forced Labour. Part XV: Employment of Women and Children (also provisions on employment at sea). Part XVI: Maternity Protection. Part XVII: Domestic Servants. Part XVIII: Severance Pay Provisions. Part XIX: Miscellaneous Provisions.

  3. Belize - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Shops Ordinance, 1959 (No. 10 of 1959)(Cap. 287). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1959-10-10 | BLZ-1959-L-61866

    Consolidates and amends law relating to opening and closing of shops, as well as hours of employment therein. Part II regulates employment of shop assistants. Prohibits employment of persons under the age of fourteen in any shop. Also provides for restriction on working hours, overtime employment, overtime rates, and part-time employment. Part III regulates hours of opening and closing; Part IV annual holidays. Part V contains miscellaneous provisions.

  4. Belize - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Factories Act (Cap. 296). - Legislation on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1943-04-12 | BLZ-1943-L-80821

    PART I - Preliminary
    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Appointment of Chief Factory Inspector.
    4. Supervision of factories and machinery.
    PART II - Factories Appeal Board
    5. Constitution of Factories Appeal Board.
    PART III - Registration of Factories
    6. Factories to be registered.
    7. Register of factories to be kept.
    8. Registration of existing factories.
    9. New factories; applications for permits to erect.
    10. Registration of new factory.
    11. Registration to be renewed.
    PART IV - Regulations
    12. Regulations.
    PART V - Miscellaneous
    13. Penalty.
    14. Returns.
    15. Factory ceasing to operate.
    16. Certificate to be exhibited.
    17. Penalty.
    18. Inspection.
    19. Penalty for obstruction.
    20. Accidents to be reported.
    21. Penalty.
    22. Expenses.


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