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Name: Labour Law No. 14 of 1978.
Country: Yemen
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1978-04-30
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Legal Supplement, 1978-05-04, No. 18, p. 35-57
ISN: YEM-1978-L-5124
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Legal Supplement, 1978-05-04, No. 18, p. 35-57
Abstract/Citation: Provides in s. 5 that work is a right and an obligation, without any discrimination because of sex, age, race, colour, faith or language. Chap. II of Part II governs registration of work seekers and employment; no minors may be employed unless they have completed schooling (s. 19). Part IV sets standards for contracts of employment, and Part V details the system of work, rewards and penalties. Working hours and rest periods are covered by Part VI, and wages and allowances by Part VII. Part IX governs occupational health and safety, Part X social security and Part XI labour inspection. Procedures for the settlement of labour disputes are contained in Part XII, and Part XIII governs trade unions and their activities. Workers have the right to form their own organisations (s. 93); the functions of trade unions are set forth in ss. 94 and 95. Penalities for infringements of the law are contained in Part XIV.
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