The new Employment Rights Act 2012 has imposed several additional duties on employers, once proclaimed will affect the present labour laws in Barbados. The Employment Right Act 2012 clearly gives more rights to the employees and has several implications for employers whether party to the private or public sector.
The Act was passed in Barbados Parliament in May 2012; it marks a fundamental change in the employee and employer relationship. The Act establishes a tribunal called the Employment Rights Tribunal for the determination of issues relating to the new rights, but provides that complaints must first be referred to the Chief Labour Officer for an opportunity for a settlement to be reached.
If a settlement is not reached, the
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The association will now have to provide written statement of particulars to employee whenever wages and or salaries are being paid. This is referred to as the right to itemised pay statement, the pay statement