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  1. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    National Insurance Act (Cap. 32:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1971-11-15 | TTO-1971-L-7298

    An Act respecting National Insurance.

    National Insurance (Registration) Regulations (LN 27/2004) … page 128
    National Insurance (Contribution) Regulations (GN 63/1972) … page 135
    National Insurance (Medical Expenses) Regulations (GN 95/1977) … page 156
    National Insurance (Employment Injury) (Payment of Medical Expenses) Order (GN 226/1979) … page 160
    National Insurance (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations (GN 94/1977) … page 172
    National Insurance (Benefits) Regulations (GN 77/1972) … page 187
    National Insurance (Harmonisation of Pension Fund Plans) Regulations (GN 49/1972) … page 220
    National Insurance (Appeals) Regulations (LN 131/1980) … page 223
    National Insurance (CARICOM Reciprocal Agreement on Social Security) Order (LN 140/1998) … page 233
    National Insurance (Agreement and Administrative Arrangement on Social Security between Canada and Trinidad and Tobago) Order (LN 21/1999) … page 260

  2. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Cooperative Societies Act (Cap. 81:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1971-06-09 | TTO-1971-L-32626

    An Act to amend, consolidate and re-enact the laws relating to Cooperative Societies, Credit Union Societies and Agricultural Credit Unions.

  3. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Territorial Sea Act (Cap. 1:51). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1969-12-31 | TTO-1969-L-105208

    An Act to make provision with respect to the Territorial Sea of Trinidad and Tobago.

  4. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Immigration Act, 1969 (Cap. 18:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1969-12-30 | TTO-1969-L-62136

    Regulates admissions of persons into Trinidad and Tobago. Part I contains provisions regarding entitlement to admission, persons who may be permitted to become residents, loss of resident status, prohibited classes of persons, permitted entrants, examination of persons seeking admission by immigration officer, and medical treatment. Part IV provides for offences and penalties.

  5. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Representation of the People Act (Cap. 2:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1967-12-21 | TTO-1967-L-105225

  6. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Civil Service Regulations (No. 122 of 1967). - Act and Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1967 | TTO-1967-R-83345

    Chapter 1 - Preliminary
    Chapter 2 - Composition
    Chapter 3, Part 1 - Recruitment
    Chapter 3, Part 2 - Probationary Appointment
    Chapter 3, Part 3 - Secondments
    Chapter 4, Part 1 - Payment, Pensions and Gratuities
    Chapter 4, Part 2 - Certificates Of Service and Testimonials
    Chapter 5, Part 1 - Remuneration
    Chapter 5, Part 2 - Increments
    Chapter 5, Part 3 - Advances
    Chapter 6, Part 1 - Separation Allowances
    Chapter 6, Part 2 - Special Travel Allowances
    Chapter 7 - Hours Of Work
    Chapter 8 - Miscellaneous
    Chapter 9, Part 1 - Leave and Leave Passages
    Chapter 9, Part 2 - Leave and Leave Passages Earned Under the 1956 and 1960 Regulations
    Chapter 10 - Government Quarters

  7. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Constitution (Prescribed Matters) Act (Cap. 1:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1966-09-08 | TTO-1966-L-105206

    An Act to prescribe various matters required by the Constitution to be prescribed by Parliament.

  8. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Education Act (Cap. 39:01). - Legislation on-line Act on-line

    Adoption: 1966-08-27 | TTO-1966-L-80272

    Part I - Establishment of Schools
    Part II - Appointment and Employment of Teachers
    Part III - Compulsory Education
    Part IV - Miscellaneous and General

  9. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Civil Service Act (Chapter 23:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1966-08-27 | TTO-1966-L-83344

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Establishment and Structure of the Civil Service - Termination
    Part III - Personnel Department
    Part IV - Establishment of Special Tribunal
    Part V - Association of Civil Servants
    Part VI - General

  10. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Prison Service Act (Cap. 13:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1966-08-27 | TTO-1966-L-105218

    An Act to make provision for the establishment and the classification of the Prison Service, for the establishment of procedures for negotiation and consultation between the Government and members of the Prison Service for the settlement of disputes, and for other matters concerning the relationship between the Government and the Prison Service.

  11. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Assisted Secondary School Teachers' Pensions Act (Cap. 39:03). - Act on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1963 | TTO-1963-L-80158

    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Application of Act.
    4. Pensions authorised.
    5. Age of compulsory retirement.
    6. Retirement on medical grounds.
    7. Retirement at earlier age than fifty‑five in certain cases.
    8. (Repealed by Act No. 20 of 1997).
    9. Minimum age for pensionable service.
    10. Gratuity and reduced pension.
    11. Maximum pension.
    12. No absolute right to compensation.
    13. Gratuity to dependants of deceased teacher.
    14. Pension to dependants of teachers.
    15. Regulations.
    16. Application of certain sections of Pensions Act.
    17. President to decide questions arising under the Act.
    18. Notional pensionable service.
    19. Pensionable service.
    20. Commencement.

  12. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Young Offenders Detention Act (Cap. 13:05). . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1962-11-06 | TTO-1962-L-105220

    An Act to provide for the Reformation of Young Offenders and for their detention in an Industrial Institution.

  13. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Transferred Officers’ Continuity of Service Act (Cap. 23:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1962-08-30 | TTO-1962-L-105227

  14. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Pensions Extension Act (Cap. 23:53). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1961-10-19 | TTO-1961-L-80162

    Extends the Pensions Act to all monthly paid persons employed in the Public Service of Trinidad and Tobago.

  15. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment Exchange Regulations (G.1.6.44). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1961 | TTO-1961-R-65791

    Deals with various aspects of employment exchange. Provides for locality exchange, control of employment exchange, registration of applicants for employment, registration of employers, introduction of applicants to prospective employers, wages and conditions of employment as well as some related matters.

  16. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Central Tenders Board Ordinance (Act No. 22-1961) (Ch. 71:91). - Act online

    Adoption: 1961 | Date of entry into force: 1965-01-01 | TTO-1961-L-76439

    Provides for the establishment of the Central Tenders Board for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and certain Statutory Bodies.

  17. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Workmen’s Compensation Act (Cap. 88:05). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1960-11-15 | TTO-1960-L-105239

    An Act to provide for the payment of compensation to workmen for injuries suffered in the course of their employment.

    Subsidiary Legislation:
    Medical Referees Rules of Court (GN 117/1946) (page 52)
    Workmen’s Compensation (Appeals) Rules of Court (page 61)
    Workmen’s Compensation (Medical Referees) Regulations (GN 116/1946) (page 65)
    Workmen’s Compensation Regulations (G. 16.12.26) (page 72)

  18. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act (Cap. 1118). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1955-12-15 | TTO-1955-L-105215

    An Act to prevent the dissemination of certain pictorial publications harmful to children and young persons.

  19. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Corporal Punishment (Offenders over Eighteen) Act (Cap. 13:04). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1953-04-02 | TTO-1953-L-105219

    An Act relating to the Corporal Punishment of Offenders above the age of eighteen years.

  20. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Statistics Act (Cap. 19:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1952-05-22 | TTO-1952-L-105223

    An Act to provide for the taking of Censuses and for the Collection, Compiling, Analysis and Publication of Statistical Information and for other matters relating thereto.

  21. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Teachers' Pensions Act (Cap. 39:02). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1952-05-21 | TTO-1952-L-80160

    Provides for the payment of superannuation payments to teachers.

  22. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Public Assistance Act (Cap. 32:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1951-01-01 | TTO-1951-L-105243

    An Act to make provision for the grant of public assistance.

  23. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories Ordinance (Chapter 30 No. 2).

    Adoption: 1948 | Date of entry into force: 1948-12-18 | TTO-1948-R-43290

    Provides comprehensive regulations concerning health, sanitation and safety in factories. Part III contains health regulations, including provisions relating to the powers of health inspectors. Part IV provides safety regulations, relating to, inter alia, procedures in case of fire, pressure valves, and dangerous machinery. Part IV relates to notification and investigation of accidents and industrial diseases. Part VII prohibits the employment of women and children in factories other than in accordance with orders which may be made by the governor in Council (s. 42).

  24. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Trade Disputes and Protection of Property Act (Cap. 88:03). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1943-03-11 | TTO-1943-L-105236

    An Act to make provisions in respect of Trade Disputes, and for the protection of Property and Public Utility Services.

  25. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Drilling Regulations.

    Adoption: 1940-07-27 | TTO-1940-R-43293

    Provides comprehensive regulations on drilling operations, including safety requirements. Persons under 16 years of age are prohibited from the derrick floor during drilling (s. 5). Made under Mines, Borings and Quarries Act.

  26. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Women (Night Work) Regulations.

    Adoption: 1940 | TTO-1940-R-71662

  27. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Recruiting of Workers Act (Cap. 88:10). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1939-09-01 | TTO-1939-L-65792

    Regulates recruitment of workers. Provides for licensing of persons who recruit workers. Sets forth prohibition to recruit persons under the age of 18. Recruitment of persons under that age but of or above the age of fourteen may be permitted with the consent of their parents or guardians for light work. Also provides for expenses of workers, return of workers to their homes and some related matters.

  28. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Senior Citizens' Pension Act (Chap. 32:02). (Senior Citizens' Grant Act [modified by Act No. 6 of 2010]) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1939-07-01 | TTO-1939-L-88409

    1. Short title.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Provisions for payment of grant.
    4. Eligibility for grant.
    5. Calculation of means.
    6. Determination of claims.
    7. Date on which grant commences to accrue and method of payment.
    8. Grant not assignable.
    8A. Recovery of overpayment.
    9. Penalty for furnishing false information.
    10. Regulations.

  29. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Arbitration Act (Cap. 5:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1939-05-04 | TTO-1939-L-105234

  30. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Employment of Women (Night Work) Act (Ch. 88:12)

    Adoption: 1939-04-20 | TTO-1939-L-71660

    Prohibits the employment of women in night work in industrial undertakings (Art. 5). Exceptions include work in undertakings in which only family members are employed; women holding responsible positions not engaged in manual work; the night work was due to a cause beyond control; working involving the preparing and packing of fresh fruit for immediate shipment (Art. 6).

  31. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Recruiting of Workers Regulations [Act No. 29 of 1938 (Schedule)]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1938 | TTO-1938-R-65793

    Deals with various aspects of recruitment of workers. Inter alia provides for granting of permission to recruit labour, family of recruited worker, grouping of workers under ethnic conditions, employment of juveniles, information to be supplied to workers of conditions of employment, transport facilities to be provided, care and repatriation of worker's family, advance against wages, and licence fees.

  32. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law Act (Cap. 10:04). . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1936-12-24 | Date of partial entry into force: 1979-12-31 | Date of partial entry into force: 1936-12-24 | TTO-1936-L-105211

    1. Short title.
    2. Abolition of distinction between felony and misdemeanour.
    2A. Saving for constructive malice.
    3. Arrest without warrant.
    4. Use of force in making arrest, etc.
    5. Penalties for assisting offenders.
    6. Penalties for concealing offences or giving false information.
    7. Abolition of presumption of coercion of wife by husband.

  33. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Pensions Act (Cap. 23:52). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1934-08-01 | TTO-1934-L-80163

    Regulates pensions, gratuities and other allowances to be granted in respect of the public service of Officers in Trinidad and Tobago.

  34. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Widows’ and Orphans’ Pensions Act (Cap. 23:54). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1934-08-01 | TTO-1934-L-105228

    An Act relating to Pensions to Widows and Children of deceased Public Officers.

  35. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Provident Fund Act (Cap. 23:57). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1934-08-01 | TTO-1934-L-105231

    An Act to establish a Provident Fund for certain employees in the Government Service.

  36. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Trade Unions Act (Cap. 88:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1933-07-01 | TTO-1933-L-65789

    Deals with various aspects of trade unions. Inter alia regulates registration of trade unions, property of trade unions, trustees of trade unions, membership, change of union's name, amalgamation of unions, and dissolution of unions.

  37. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Trade Union Regulations, 1933.

    Adoption: 1933-03-30 | TTO-1933-R-65788

    Deals with various aspects of trade unions. Divided into 13 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 regulates registration of trade unions. Provides for name of trade union, authority to make application, form of application and certificate of registration. Part 3 deals with alteration and rescission of rules, Part 4 with withdrawal or cancelling of certificate of registration, and Part 5 with registered office. Part 6 provides for change of name, Part 7 for transfer of stock, Part 8 for dissolution, Part 9 for amalgamation, and Part 10 for nominations. Parts 11 and 12 deal with fees, and Part 13 with authentication of documents by registrar.

  38. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Workmen’s Compensation (Transfer of Funds) Act (Cap. 88:06). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1928-12-15 | TTO-1928-L-105240

    An Act to supplement the Workmen’s Compensation Act, in order to give effect to a certain resolution adopted by a Conference of Commonwealth Countries held in London in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-six.

  39. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Act (Cap. 12:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1925-06-02 | TTO-1925-L-88412

    An Act to regulate the procedure in criminal cases triable on indictment.

  40. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Offences Against the Person Act (Cap. 11:08). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1925-04-03 | TTO-1925-L-105214

  41. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Accessories and Abettors Act (Cap. 10:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1925-03-17 | TTO-1925-L-105210

    An Act relating to the trial and punishment of Accessories to and Abettors of Offences.

  42. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Marriage Act, Chap. 45:01. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1924-01-01 | TTO-1924-L-96148

    An Act relating to the Solemnisation and Registration of Marriages.

  43. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Summary Offences Act (Cap. 11:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1921-05-19 | TTO-1921-L-105213

    An Act relating to offences punishable on summary conviction. Includes the offence of Sunday trading or employment violation of which is punishable by a fine of $200 as well as a number of offences concerning public demonstrations.

  44. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Truck Act (Cap. 88:07). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1920-01-01 | TTO-1920-L-105241

    An Act to prohibit the payment of wages otherwise than in money.

  45. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Employment Exchange Act (Cap. 88:09). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1919-06-13 | TTO-1919-L-65790

    Provides for establishment of Employment Exchange. Purpose of Employment Exchange is to collect and furnish information, either by keeping of registers or otherwise, respecting employers who desire to engage workmen and workmen who seek engagement or employment.

  46. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Emigration (Children) Act (Cap. 18:02). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1918-04-15 | TTO-1918-L-65794

    Regulates emigration of children from Trinidad and Tobago. Establishes that no child shall be allowed to leave Trinidad and Tobago for the purpose of proceeding to any other country to which Act applies, unless child is accompanied by parent or by legal guardian, or unless parent, legal guardian or person who for the time being has charge over the child has obtained written permission from Minister.

  47. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Health Ordinance.

    Adoption: 1917-01-01 | TTO-1917-R-43289

    Establishes a Central Board of Health. Part VIII prohibits "offensive trades," specified in Schedule I. Part X covers food regulations. Part XVI covers health requirements in bakeries; Part XVIII in hotels and restaurants; Part XIX in factories.

  48. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Mines Regulations.

    Adoption: 1915-10-28 | TTO-1915-R-43294

    Provides comprehensive regulations on mining operations, including safety requirements. Before each work shift, the mine shall be inspected by a competent person (s. 3). Machinery, elevators and similar equipment shall be inspected at regular intervals as well. Made under Mines, Borings and Quarries Act.

  49. Trinidad and Tobago - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Quarry Regulations.

    Adoption: 1915-10-28 | TTO-1915-R-43295

    Provides safety regulations for quarrying operations. Made under Mines, Borings and Quarries Act.

  50. Trinidad and Tobago - - Law, Act

    Mines, Borings and Quarries Act (Chapter 61:01).

    Adoption: 1907 | Date of entry into force: 1907-07-11 | TTO-1907-L-43292

    As amended to 1980. All mines, quarries and boring operations must be under a manager, who shall acquire a certificate of competency issued by the Board. Also provides for Inspectors with the powers of inspection of mines and quarries.

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