Industrial Relations Act 1946

Adaptation of contracts of service consequential upon employment regulation orders.

44

44. (1) The employer of a worker to whom an employment regulation order applies, shall—

( a) in case the order fixes remuneration, pay to such worker remuneration not less than the statutory minimum remuneration,

( b) in case the order fixes conditions of employment, grant to such worker conditions of employment not less favourable than the statutory conditions of employment.

(2) If a contract between a worker (being a worker to whom an employment regulation order, which fixes remuneration, applies) and his employer provides for the payment of less remuneration than the statutory minimum remuneration, the contract shall have effect as if the statutory minimum remuneration were substituted for the less remuneration.

(3) If a contract between a worker (being a worker to whom an employment regulation order, which fixes conditions of employment, applies) and his employer provides for conditions of employment (in this subsection referred to as the contract conditions) less favourable than the statutory conditions of employment, the contract shall have effect as if the statutory conditions of employment were substituted for the contract conditions.