An Act to provide for the duties of the Chief Labour and other officers of the Ministry of Labour and for related purposes.
|Chief Labour Officer||Includes any person authorized in writing by the Chief Labour Officer to act on his/her behalf.|
|Employee||A person who is employed by another to do any work for hire or reward.|
|Employer||A person, firm, company or corporation employing one or more employees.|
Duties of the Chief Labour Officer
- To receive and investigate all representations pertaining to employment made to him with a view to settle disputes and grievances and conciliate when necessary.
- To advise the government with regard to the betterment of industrial relations and generally on all labour matters.
- To ensure the due enforcement of the Acts which he/she may from time to time be required to enforce.
Duties With Respect To Labour Inspection
- To ensure that the laws in force concerning conditions of employment and the protection of the employees in their occupations are fully applied.
- To give technical information and advice whenever necessary to employers and employees as to the most effective means of complying with the said laws.
- To indicate in inspection reports difficulties or abuses not specifically covered by existing laws.
- To visit places of employment and to institute enquires for the purpose of performing the duties set forth in the paragraphs above.
- To establish statistical data in the course of their enquiries, as instructed by the Chief labour Officer.
- The Chief Labour Officer possesses the power to enter premises to conduct routine inspections and to obtain information.
- Employers who employ ten (10) or more employees are required to provide upon request the following particulars:
- The nature of the business, trade or profession.
- Wages and salaries paid, distinguishing between basic wages and salaries, bonuses, fees and other payments and honoraria for services rendered.
- The name of the undertaking and form of its ownership.
- The number of employees employed during a specified period.
- The man-hours worked, specifying normal hours and overtime hours.
- The task work or piece work performed.