10 September 2019

Guernsey and Jersey employment law update

The States of Guernsey has launched a 12-week public consultation process into its proposed multi-ground discrimination legislation and Jersey's redundancy payment maximum will rise after new statistics published by Statistics Jersey.

Guernsey

Guernsey's Committee for Employment & Social Security are currently consulting on draft proposals for the further development of Guernsey's discrimination legislation. The proposals are out for consultation until 30 September 2019 and can be found here.

Jersey

Article 60C of the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 provides for redundancy payments to be made to qualifying employees at the rate of a week's pay per completed year of employment. The maximum weekly wage for the purposes of calculating redundancy payments is the mean average weekly earnings published by Statistics Jersey (the States of Jersey Statistics Unit) from time to time.

Statistics Jersey published revised figures for Jersey's mean average earnings on 23 August 2019 (see here).

As at June 2019, Jersey's mean average weekly earnings for full-time equivalent employees was £770 per week. The new maximum has effect a month after publication of the new figures.         

Accordingly, the maximum weekly wage for the purposes of calculating Jersey redundancy payments will rise to £770 with effect from 23 September 2019.

Please contact a member of our Employment team if you would like to discuss anything in this update.