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Small organisations - Outreach Service

Following concerns that small businesses often find it difficult to take time away from the workplace to seek advice and training from JACS or from other sources and some employers do not seek help until a problem arises. Other employers see employment legislation as too complex and as a barrier to employing staff.

In 2014 JACS  launched a outreach advisory service to help small businesses comply with the essential requirements of the Employment Law, such as providing staff with contracts and pay slips. 

The outreach service will be available at times and places to suit the employer, such as out of town workplaces, either within or outside normal office hours, and will be offered proactively to employers, typically those employing ten or fewer employees. Employers can also contact us direct on 730503 or jacs@jacs.org.je  to request the service.

The idea for this service developed during discussions with the  (then) Social Security Minister, Senator Francis Le Gresley and his officers following comments made within the recently published Review of the Jersey Employment Tribunal by Darren Newman LLB. 

JACS has always enjoyed good relationships with employers and this outreach service will allow us to target small employers to help them address any potential problem areas.  Our advisor Sharon Timoney, who as an added advantage is fluent in Portuguese, has been seconded to act as our Business Support Officer, Outreach Service; email sharon@jacs.org.je

Sharon will give straightforward and practical advice to employers and help them develop an essential toolkit of employment documents, including terms of employment, pay slips and policies and procedures, such as a disciplinary and grievance procedure. She will not be involved in conciliation or mediation nor will she offer the full range of JACS' advisory service - these issues will be referred back to the JACS team at Trinity House.

 

Aug 2018

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