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The worker’s rights act 2019 of Mauritius: a critical assessment of its salient features and provisions

Roopanand Mahadew (Department of Law, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 7 June 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to highlight and critically assess the salient features of the Worker’s Rights Act 2019 of Mauritius.

Design/methodology/approach

The various essential sections of the Act is assessed to underline the way they provide for an upgrade and progress in comparison with former labour legislation of Mauritius. The standards set by the International Labour Organisation are used as parameters to assess the salient features of the Act.

Findings

The new law puts the worker, as an individual human being, at the centre of the law and employment-related legal provisions have been designed accordingly. This law is an essential and much-needed shift from employer’s centred labour legislation to labour legislation that emphasises on rights of workers.

Practical implications

This study enables foreign and local employers and workers operating in Mauritius to understand and be acquainted with the new provisions on employment laws in force in the country.

Originality/value

This study is currently amongst the few available legal literatures on worker’s rights in Mauritius which adds to its originality. In addition, it is proposed as a building block on which further research on employment laws can be invited.

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Citation

Mahadew, R. (2021), "The worker’s rights act 2019 of Mauritius: a critical assessment of its salient features and provisions", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLMA-10-2020-0273

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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