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  1. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 2016 (Act 24 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-29 | SYC-2016-L-104158

  2. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (SI No. 45 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-11 | SYC-2016-R-104162

  3. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 2010 (Act 18 of 2010).

    Adoption: 2010-08-10 | SYC-2010-L-85236

    Amends section 47(2)(b)(i) by repealing subparagraph (i) and substituting therefor the following sub-paragraph -
    "(i) the rate of five-sixths of one day's wage for each completed month of service in the case of a contract of continuous employment;".

  4. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2008 (Act No. 21 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-10-08 | SYC-2008-L-91746

    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 Section 61(1A) is repealed and replaced by a new subsection and subsections 1B to 1E are also added.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.

  5. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act 4 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-04-25 | SYC-2006-L-73752

    Amends the Act by modifying some of the definitions in section 2 (i.e. "harassment" and "young person"). It also makes minor amendments to sections 18(2), 19(2), 20, 21(1)(a), 25(2). Section 24 is repealed. Section 36 is repealed and substituted for another paragraph concerning recording the payment of wages. A new subsection is inserted after section 38(1) concerning information to be provided by airlines and travel agencies. Section 44 is repealed. A new section is inserted after section 46 concerning the prevention of discrimination and prohibition of harassment. A new section 50 replaces the old on concerning transfer of business undertakings. Section 54, 57, 60(2), 61(2)(iii), 62A(2) and 68 are modified. A new section 72A is inserted concerning a tripartite consultative body. Sections 76(1), 77(2) are amended. Schedule I (all words after heading "C. Redundancy of worker under section 51" replaced) and Schedule II (new Part IIA inserted) are also amended.

  6. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Conditions of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006 (S.I. 9 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-03-14 | SYC-2006-R-73716

    Amends regulation 2(1) concerning the definition of "essential service", regulation 3(4) concerning rest time between shifts, regulations 9(4) concerning payment in lieu of leave entitlement as well as regulations 11(1) and 22(1). It also adds a new section 9(8) concerning calculation of annual holidays and 24(3) concerning compensation payable to part-time workers and repeals regulation 3(1)(a), 6(3) and 7.

  7. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act, 1999 (No. 8 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-10-28 | SYC-1999-L-54433

    Amends the Employment Act 1995. Inter alia, requires employers to notify the Employment Services Bureau of vacancies in their enterprise, and prohibits the employment of Seychellois without job cards. A new section 50 provides that where there is a change of ownership in a business, the employer shall be deemed to have terminated the employment contract of a worker. Such termination shall not be considered as attributal to the worker, who shall receive any due compensation. Further amendments provide for drug testing (s. 53A) and compensation to workers upon resignation or retirement.

  8. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Employment Act, 1995 (No. 2 of 1995) (Cap. 69). - Law Library - Seychelles Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-02-28 | SYC-1995-L-40108

    Revises and consolidates the law relating to employment. Consists of 12 Parts and 5 Schedules. Part II regulates employment services bureaus and employment agencies. Part III deals with contracts of employment (includes provisions on contracts by minors, conditions preliminary to employment abroad and contracts for casual work). Part IV concerns trainees. Persons deemed to be trainees are persons employed as trainees on an employer's training scheme in respect of the whole period of their training; untrained workers in occupations for which a training course is readily available until they have completed their training; or participants in apprenticeship schemes. Establishes a National Vocational Training Board which shall in collaboration with public and private organisations promote, develop and organise training and apprenticeship schemes and coordinate their activities. Part V governs the protection of wages and regulation of wages and conditions of employment. Part VI protects employment (restrictions on termination of contract and on lay-offs of workers). Part VII and VIII concern discipline and the termination of contracts. Establishes an Employment Advisory Board, which is to advise the Minister whenever a matter is referred to it by the Minister under this Act. Repeals the Employment Act, 1990.

  9. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Conditions of Employment Regulations, 1991. S.I.34 - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1991-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 1991-05-01 | SYC-1991-R-22569

    Regulations made under the Employment Act, 1990 (No.9) (Labour Law Documents, 1991/1, 1990-SYC 1). Detailed provisions are made for hours of work, weekly rest, holidays, overtime, annual leave, compassionate leave, educational leave, sick leave, part-time work, sickness benefits, maternity leave and protection, minimum employment age, calculation and payment of wages and compensation, medical facilities and care, offences, penalties and other matters.

  10. Seychelles - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Employment Act, 1990. No. 9.

    Adoption: 1990-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 1990-11-16 | SYC-1990-L-20900

    This Act (LLD 1991/1, 1990-SYC 1) is basically an amended version of the Employment Act 1985 (LS. 1985-Sey.1). Like the 1985 Act, it is divided into 13 parts, respectively covering definitions and applicability; registration of employers, workers and unemployed persons; recruitment for employment; contracts of employment; trainees and young workers; protection and regulation of wages and conditions of employment; protection of employment; termination of contracts; miscellaneous provisions; administration; offences, penalties and prosecutions; and repeals. Six schedules cover negotiation and grievance procedures; general provisions applicable to Parts I and II; vacancy filling procedures; disciplinary offences and measures; Industrial Relations Advisory Board; National Manpower Development Board; and Outer Islands. The new Act restricts court jurisdiction to matters it does not provide for and introduces other changes, including stricter requirements concerning vacancy-filling procedures and the use of fixed-term contracts of employment, closer supervision of contracting, a 21-day monthly limit on casual employment (instead of 14 days under the 1985 Act), a new definition of the term "young workers", etc. The Employment Act 1985 and Sections 46, 47, 53 to 56 and 66 to 68 of the Outlying Island (Employment of Servants) Act are repealed. The Act came into operation on 16 november 1990 in accordance with para 2. of the Employment Act, 1990 (Commencement) Notice, 1990.


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