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2017 Amendment No. 8 Effective 1 April 2015

Employment (Jersey) Law 2013 - Amendment 8

 Definition of 'Uninterrupted Rest Period' - this adds clarity to the Article 10 of the law as follows:

 … a rest period shall be an uninterrupted rest period if the employer -

(a)    Does not require the employee to be available for the employer for the purpose of undertaking a work-related action; and

(b)   Does not require the employee to attend the employer's workplace or be at or near that workplace.

 

  • Notice Periods - from Employee to Employer - adds in a notice period to be given within the first 26 weeks of employment - as follows:

… the notice period to be given by an employee who has been continuously employed for one week or more shall not be less than -

(a)    1 week's notice if their period of continuous employment is more than 1 week but less than 26 weeks;

(b)   2 week's notice if their period of continuous employment is 26 weeks or more but less than 5 years;

(c)    4 weeks' notice if their period of continuous employment is 5 years or more.

 

  • Calculation of Redundancy Pay - as the States of Jersey Statistics Unit release two weekly average earnings figures, this clarifies that it is the 'Mean' and not the 'Median' figure that is to be used under Art 60c when calculating statutory redundancy pay.
  • Insolvency Benefit - if an employee is entitled to receive redundancy pay under the Social Security Insolvency benefit this breaks any period of continuous employment with that employer.

  

April 2017

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