Employment Agency Act 1971

General power to make regulations.

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8.— (1) The Minister may make regulations for giving effect to this Act and generally for controlling and supervising the carrying on of employment agencies.

(2) Regulations under this section may, without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, provide for all or any of the following matters—

( a) requiring a person carrying on an employment agency to keep records of the business conducted by the agency and of such other matters as may be prescribed;

( b) prescribing the form of such records and the entries to be made in them;

( c) requiring a person carrying on an employment agency to furnish to the Minister annual returns and, at such times and in such manner as may be specified, such other information as he may from time to time require;

( d) the prevention of fraud in the carrying on of the business of employment agency;

( e) the safeguarding of moneys received by employment agencies for and on behalf of persons employing such agencies;

( f) requiring the display in premises of employment agencies of licences under this Act granted in respect of the premises, of scales of fees and expenses approved thereunder and of such other notices as may be prescribed;

( g) requiring holders of licences under this Act to obtain, keep and (if so required) produce to the Minister in advance of seeking persons for employment outside the State evidence of the authority of such holders to act on behalf of persons offering such employment and information relating to the terms of such employment;

( h) requiring, in the case of a notice in a publication published in the State seeking a person for employment outside the State or offering to obtain employment outside the State for a citizen of the State residing in the State, the inclusion in the notice of the name and address of the person outside the State seeking a person for or offering employment or the name and address of the holder of a licence under this Act;

( i) requiring, in the case of an employment agency seeking persons under the age of 18 for employment outside the State or offering to obtain employment outside the State for citizens of the State under the age of 18 years and residing in the State, such information as may be specified in the regulations relating to the employment outside the State.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E7

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.03.1993) by Employment Agency Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 49 of 1993).

E8

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.1989) by Employment Agency Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 319 of 1988).

E9

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.10.1978) by Employment Agency Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 288 of 1978).

E10

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.02.1977) by Employment Agency Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 318 of 1976).

E11

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.1972) by Employment Agency Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 255 of 1972).