Section 35

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Child labour

Section 35 explicitly prohibits the parents or guardians of a child (under the age of 14) from agreeing to the employment of the child.

Notes

Section 285 sets out a penalty of a 1,000 taka fine for the breach of section 35.

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Section 35. Prohibition of certain agreement in respect of children: Subject to the provisions of this chapter, no person, being the parent or guardian of a child, shall make an agreement, to allow the service of the child to be utilized in any employment.

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.