Plantations Labour Act

Hours and Limitation of Employment


Section 19: Weekly hours

(1) Save as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, no adult worker shall be required or allowed to work on any plantation in excess of forty-eight hours a week and no adolescent for more than twenty-seven hours a week.

(2) Where an adult worker works in any plantation on any day in excess of the number of hours constituting a normal working day or for more than forty-eight hours in any week, he shall, in respect of such overtime work, be entitled to twice the rates of ordinary wages :
Provided that no such worker shall be allowed to work for more than nine hours on any day and more than fifty-four hours in any week.

(3) For any work done on any closed holiday in the plantation or on any day of rest, a worker shall be entitled to twice the rates of ordinary wages as in the case of overtime work.
Related Keywords
Adoloscent/Young Person  Child Labour  Holidays  Hours of Work / Working Hours  Overtime