HOLIDAYS WITH PAY ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Power to provide for holidays with pay, sick leave, gratuities and sick benefit in any occupation

   4   Provisions relating to workers other than casual workers

   5   Provisions relating to casual workers

   6   Appointment of Advisory Boards

   7   No power to contract out of Act

   8   Records to be kept

   9   Offences

   10   Offence by agent

   10A   Jurisdiction of Resident Magistrates' Court

   10B   Power of Minister to vary jurisdictional levels of Resident Magistrates' Courts

   11   Regulations

   12    Power of Minister to vary fines

 

THE HOLIDAYS WITH PAY ACT

[Date of Commencement: 27th March, 1947]

Cap 149.

Law 42 of 1954.

Acts
5 of 1963,
23 of 1969,
14 of 2009.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Holidays with Pay Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act unless the context otherwise requires-

[14/2009 s 2.]

   "casual worker" means any worker who is employed-

   (a)   from day to day; or

[42/1954 s 3(a).]

   (b)   for the performance of a particular task which normally cannot be performed in less than one working day;

   "holiday remuneration" means the amount of remuneration payable to a worker during any holidays with pay to which he may be entitled under any order;

[42/1954 s 9.]

   "Labour Officer" means a Labour Officer as defined in the Labour Officers (Powers) Act;

   "occupation" means-

   (a)   any trade, industry, undertaking or business; or

   (b)   any other activity, whether of a commercial nature or not;

[23/1969 s 2.]

   "order" means an order made under section 3;

[42/1954 s 3(b).]

   "worker's earnings" means the regular amounts paid by an employer to a worker in respect of the worker's services, but does not include any amount paid in respect of overtime work or by way of bonus unless any payments by way of bonus form part of such regular amounts.

3   Power to provide for holidays with pay, sick leave, gratuities and sick benefit in any occupation

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