Agricultural Wages Act, 1936

Construction of expressions “agricultural worker” and “agricultural employer.”

2.—(1) In this Act—

the expression “agricultural worker” means a person employed under a contract of service or apprenticeship whose work under such contract is or includes work in agriculture, but does not include a person whose work under any such contract is mainly domestic service;

the expression “agricultural employer” means a person who carries on the trade or business of agriculture and who employs other persons as agricultural workers for the purposes of such trade or business.

(2) If any question arises under this Act whether any employment or any class of employment is such as to make the person employed therein an agricultural worker or whether any trade or business carried on by a person is the trade or business of agriculture, the question shall be decided by the Minister whose decision shall be final.

(3) In this section the word “agriculture” includes dairy-farming farming and the use of land as grazing, meadow, or pasture land or orchard or osier land or woodland or for market gardens or nursery grounds.