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Weekly Holidays Act 1950 Applies to Shops, Restaurants and Theatres

Updated: Feb 23

Weekly Holidays Act 1950 is an Act to provide a weekly holiday for persons employed in shops, restaurants and theatres.

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

"restaurant" means any premises in which is carried on principally or wholly the business of supplying meals or refreshments to the public or a class of the public for consumption on the premises;

"shop" means all directly inter-connected premises or contiguous places used by any person for:-

  1. exposing goods for sale as part of any controlled business carried on by him;

  2. the storage, preparation, pro