FEE-CHARGING EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Necessity to obtain a licence.

3. Application for a licence.

4. Conditions to be fulfilled for the grant of a licence.

5. Licence fee.

6. Form and duration of licence.

7. Fees for services not to exceed prescribed fees.

8. Repealed.

9. Maintenance of records.

10. Returns.

11. Powers of entry and inspection.

12. Commissioner's power to issue directions which are to be complied with.

13. Cancellation of licence.

14. Regulations.

15. Offences.

16. Offences by bodies of persons.

17. Prosecutions.

18. Punishment for offences.

19. Interpretation.

37 of 1956,

32 of 1980.

AN ACT to regulate the carrying on of the business of a Fee-Charging Employment Agency and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 1st March, 1958]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Fee-Charging Employment Agencies Act.

2. Necessity to obtain a licence.

No person shall carry on the business of a fee-charging employment agency except under the authority of a licence issued by the Commissioner:

Provided, however, that it shall not be a contravention of the preceding provisions of this section, if a person who has commenced to carry on the business of a fee-charging employment agency before the appointed date and who has applied for a licence under this Act within the time allowed by section 3 (2) continues to carry on such business until the determination of his application for the licence.

3. Application for a licence.

(1) Every application for a licence shall be in the prescribed form.

(2) Every person carrying on the business of a fee-charging employment agency on the appointed date may apply to the Commissioner for a licence within one month after that date.

4. Conditions to be fulfilled for the grant of a licence.

No licence to carry on the business of a fee-charging employment agency shall be granted unless—

(a) where such business is to be carried on by an individual, he is a citizen of Sri Lanka;

(b) where such business is to be carried on by a firm, the partners of the firm are citizens of Sri Lanka;

(c) where such business is to be carried on by a company, the majority of the shares in the capital of the company is held by citizens of Sri Lanka;

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