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Bermuda: Labour Regulation

Labour Market

In the past, Bermuda traditionally had a fairly relaxed attitude towards labour regulation, and there has been only a small amount of employment legislation. The Labour Advisory Council assists in the resolution of disputes.

In early 2000 a newly-elected Government with socialist leanings initiated a radical tightening up of the work permit regime, and planned to introduce race-based quotas in work-places under legislation known as 'CURE'. Business reacted angrily against these measures, and there were some high-profile corporate departures from the island, but the situation seems to have settled down, and since 2002 the number of expatriate workers on the island has continued to rise.



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