Business owners urged to attend labour law seminars in February

Published February 10, 2012

Frequent calls made to the Labour Department about the Holiday with Pay Act, the Shops Act and the Employment of Women (Maternity) Act have prompted the Labour Department to hold a seminar entitled “Labour Legislation and Industrial Relations Best Practices.” 

The seminars will be held in the Conference Room 2nd Floor, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael on Wednesday, February 22, and Thursday, February 23.  Labour Officer, Richard Hope, will deliver the feature presentation on both days.

Persons interested in attending should contact the Industrial Relations Section of the Labour Department at 310-1506 and 310-1533.

In urging owners and managers of businesses to attend, Labour Officer Yvette Walcott-Dennis noted that “These seminars are intended to provide information about legislation and examine best practices in industrial relations, so that there is reduced conflict and increased harmony in the workplace.”

The Labour Officer noted that employers usually wanted to find out how the Employment of Women (Maternity) Act impacted their business when accommodating pregnant women.  

 “The protection of wages is another daily topic, especially as it relates to how deductions of a person’s salary should work. This is often the case when an employee damages something,” Ms. Walcott-Dennis said, adding that all Barbadian business owners should become familiar with the Shops Act. (Adapted from the BGIS.)


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