Employment of Children Prohibition Act

Link to law: http://laws.gov.ag/acts/chapters/cap-151.pdf
Published: 1939

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Employment of Children Prohibition (CAP. 151 1

CHAPTER 151

THE EMPLOYMENT O F CHILDREN PROHIBITION
ACT

Arrangement of Sections
Section

1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Prohibition of employment of a child.
4. Penalty.

EMPLOYMENT O F CHILDREN PROHIBITION

(29th December, 1939.)

1. This Act may be cited as the Employment of Short title.
Children Prohibition Act.

2. In this Act- Interpretation.

"child" means a person who in the opinion of the Court,
in a prosecution for an offence against this Act,
is under the age of twelve years;

"guardian" includes any person who is liable to main-
tain or has the actual custody of the child.

3. NO person shall take into his employment or employ Prohibition of employment of a
in any occupation whatsoever any child: child.

LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

2 CAP. 151) Employment of Children Prohibition

. Provided that a child may be employed in domestic work
or agricultural work of a light nature at home by the parents
or guardian of such child.

Penalty. 4. Any person contravening the provisions of this Act
shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding
five hundred dollars.