CHAPTER 276
MINIMUM WAGES AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Regulation of wages, etc.

   4.   Duties of employer

   5.   Functions of Labour Commissioner and labour officers

   6.   Recovery of wages

   7.   Exemption permits

   8.   Void agreements

   9.   Regulations

   10.   Repeal and savings

AN ACT

to repeal and replace the Minimum Wages, Wages Councils and Conditions of Employment Act; to make provision for regulating minimum wage levels and minimum conditions of employment; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[21st August, 1982]

Act 25 of 1982,

Act 13 of 1994.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Labour Commissioner” means the person appointed as such under section 4 of the Employment Act;

“labour officer” shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in section 3 of the Employment Act;

“protected worker” means a worker to whom a statutory order made under this Act applies;

“wage” includes remuneration of any kind.

3.   Regulation of wages, etc.

   (1) If the Minister is of the opinion that no adequate provision exists for the effective regulation of minimum wages or minimum conditions of employment for any group of workers he may, by statutory order, prescribe—

      (a)   rates of wages to be paid to workers by the hour, day, week or month;

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