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Proposed Amendments to The Employment Act

From the desk of the Managing Partner — A lot is being said about the proposed amendments to the Employment Act. For those who are a bit behind the eight ball, here is a brief synopsis of the major proposed changes:

Section 8 (1) (c) – Each employee to enjoy a paid meal period of not less than one hour;
Section 9 (1) (a) – There must be a minimum 12 hours off between each shift;
Section 9 (1) (b) – the days off must comprise 24 consecutive hours;
Section 10 (a) – Implementation of a fixed day off upon commencement of employment;
Section 10A – Holiday pay now to be paid to hourly paid employees for Public Holidays not worked


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