Section 284

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Section 284 sets out a penalty of a 5,000 taka fine for the employment of a child or adolescent in contravention of the provisions of the Labour Code.

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Section 284. Penalty for employment of child and adolescent: whoever employs any child or adolescent or permits any child or adolescent to work in contravention of any provision of this act; shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five thousand taka.

Law / 11 October 2006 / Bangladesh / Labour Act 2006

The Bangladesh Labour Act of 2006 combined and amended a number of laws relating to the employment of workers, minimum wages, compensation for work-related injuries, the formation of trade unions, health and safety, the welfare and working environment of employees, and other related issues. The Act also provides for compensation to workers for injuries sustained in the workplace. The Act applies to both permanent workers and workers employed through a contractor. Under the Act, a contractor who employs workers is treated as an employer and is liable for any violations of the provisions of the law.