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The Employment of Children and Young Persons

The Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act, 1996, governs the employment of children and young persons. The Act provides for a minimum age of entry into employment; limits working hours; stipulates rest intervals and prohibits night work.

Summary Points

A 'young person' is a person aged 16 years but less than 18 years, and a 'child' is a person under 16 years of age or the school lea...

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