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a) What is the meaning of 'minor'?

b) Is there a minimum age for a person to enter into employment
contract?

Please advice.

Thank you.

30 Jan, 2004 11:36:10

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Employment of children and young persons is regulated by the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966.
Under this Act a "child" is any person who has not completed his fourteenth year of age and a "young person" is one who has not completed his sixteenth year of age.
To answer your question a child can be employed in a family undertaking in light work suitable to his capacity.He shall not work for others.
A young person between the age of 14 but below 16 may be engaged in employment for others.There are provisions with regard to working hours and rest periods in that Act.

The term "minor" does not apply in employment law.In some of our laws a minor is someone who has not attained the age of majority (21 years).

30 Jan, 2004 13:52:53


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