Shops (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1938

“Employment year”.

27.—(1) In this Part of this Act, the expression “employment year” when used in relation to a member of the staff of a shop means a period of one year beginning on the day on which such member last entered the employment of the proprietor of such shop or any anniversary of that day.

(2) Where—

(a) the ownership of a business carried on in a shop is after the commencement of this Part of this Act transferred by act of parties or by operation of law during the currency of an employment year of any person who immediately before such transfer was a member of the staff of that shop, and

(b) such person continues after such transfer to be a member of the staff of such shop,

such person shall, for the purposes of this Part of this Act (including sub-section (1) of this section) be deemed to have been employed as a member of the staff of such shop by the person (in this sub-section referred to as the new proprietor) to whom such business is transferred as on and from the beginning of such employment year, but if such person has been allowed before such transfer annual leave in respect of such employment year he shall be deemed for the said purposes to have been allowed such annual leave by the new proprietor.