There's been strong defense in the Senate of the Holiday with Pay Bill against opposition criticism.
Minister of Labour, Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo is telling naysayers the bill is important to Barbadian workers.
Dr Byer Suckoo revealed that a massive fee increase is on the cards for those failing to comply with the legislation.
Earlier as the Senate began, partisan politics was put aside as the Profession, Trade and Business Registration Amendment Bill was passed.
Opposition Barbados Labour Party Senator, Wilfred Abrahams welcomed the legislation.
He told the Senate there are other pressing matters that require government attention.