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Nepal


Basic labour law information

Nepal - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of Nepal, 2072 (2015).

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Act, 2074 (2017).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Social Practices (Reform) Act, 2033 (1976).
     Companies Act, 2063 (2006).
     Industrial Enterprises Act, 2073 (2016).

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 2069 (2013).
     Criminal Procedure (Code) Act, 2074 (2017).

01.05) Human rights
     Right to Information Act, 2064 (2007).
     National Human Rights Commission Act, 2068 (2012).
     Civil Rights Act, 2012 (1955) (Act No. 12 of 1955).

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Environment Protection Act, 2053 (1997).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Trade Union Act, 2049 (1992).

03) Elimination of forced labour
     Bonded Labour (Prohibition) Act, 2002 (Act No. 21).
     Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act, 2064 (2007).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules, 2062 (2006).
     Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 2000.
     Children's Act, 2048 (1992)

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules, 2062 (2006).
     Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 2000.

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Caste Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act, 2068 (2011).
     National Woman Commission Act, 2063 (2006).
     National Women’s Commission Act, 2074 (2017).

07.02) Labour statistics
     Statistics Act, 2015 (1958).

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Labour and Employment Policy, 2062 (2005).
     National Employment Policy 2071 (2015)

08.01) Disabled workers
     Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities Act, 2074 (2017).

08.02) Older workers
     Senior Citizens Act, 2063 (2006).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Higher Secondary Education Act, 2046 (1989).
     Education Act, 2028 (1971).
     Technical Education and Vocational Training Council Act, 2045 [1988] (Act No. 20 of 2045)

11) Cooperatives
     National Cooperatives Development Board Act, 2049 (1992).
     Cooperatives Act, 2048 (1992).

14) Occupational safety and health
     Security of the Health Workers and Health Organizations Act, 2066 (2009).

15) Social security (general standards)
     Contributions Based Social Security Act, 2074 (2017).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Employee Provident Fund Act, 2019 (1962).

15.05) Social assistance and services
     Social Welfare Act, 2049 (1992).

17) Migrant workers
     Non-Resident Nepali Act, 2064 (2008).
     Immigration Act, 1992.
     Foreign Employment Act, 2007 (Act No. 26 of the year 2042).

21) Indigenous and tribal peoples
     Tribal People’s Commission Act, 2074 (2017).

22.02) Mining and quarrying workers
     Mines and Minerals Act, 1985 (2042).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Civil Service Act, 1993 (2049) (Act No. 2 of 1993).
     Employee Adjustment Act, 2074 (2017).
     Public Service Commission Act, 2066 (2010).
  
 

  
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Last updated: Tuesday - 26th January 2021