2019 Minimum Wage

Guidance Note 3 to the EMPLOYMENT (JERSEY) LAW 2003       

This statement is intended to explain to employers and employees the principal requirements of the Law. It is not intended to cover all the requirements of the Law, nor does it represent a statement of the Law.

Minimum Wage

Minimum wage (Part 4 Articles 16 to 43)

1. There will be two increases to the Minimum Wage in 2019, the first on 1 April 2019 and the second on 1 October 2019 - as set out below.  If employers prefer to increase pay for employees only once in 2019, they may increase pay to £8.02 per hour from 1 April 2019.

JACS have produced an additional Guidance Note (16) to assist employers.

From 1 April 2019

The minimum wage is £7.88 per hour

2. An employee who is above compulsory school age is entitled to receive the minimum wage irrespective of their occupation, employment sector, gender or racial group. The minimum wage rate is prescribed by the Social Security Minister.

From 1 April 2019

The first year Trainee rateis £5.91      

The second year Trainee rate is £6.90

3.  A trainee rate, lower than the minimum wage, may be paid to an employee of any age who is undertaking approved training for a maximum period of two years, at any time within the first two years of a new job.

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