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The Employment Forum

What is the Employment Forum?

The role of the Employment Forum is to act as a non-political consultative body. It has a duty to consult on the rate of the minimum wage and other employment-related issues as directed by the Social Security Minister.
 
The forum must report to the minister with recommendations on each issue, based on the views received in consultation. The minister would need to justify his decision if he doesn’t accept the forum's recommendations.
 
The forum's role and responsibilities are formalised in the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 and terms of reference were agreed by the former Employment and Social Security Committee in June 2000.

Download the Employment Forum’s current terms of reference (size 47kb)
 

The Employment Forum members

Appointments are usually made for a three year term, which can be extended or renewed. Members are appointed by the minister on the basis of their interest in employment relations and their diversity of backgrounds.

The forum consists of three employer, three employee and three independent representatives.
 

If you would like to be added to the forum's consultation database to receive all future consultation papers and recommendations, contact the forum secretary.

Email the Employment Forum’s secretary

Employment Forum recommendations

Employment Forum's recommendations on the minimum wage 

​Subject of consultation ​Date of forum's recommendation ​Forum's recommendation
​Employment protection for armed forces reservists ​14 February 2014 ​​Download the Employment Forum's recommendation for protection for armed forces reservists (size 521kb)
​Employment law codes of practice, including disciplinary and grievance procedures, uninterrupted rest days and therapeutic work ​25 July 2013 ​​Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on the employment law codes of practice (size 303kb)
​Qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal ​10 June 2013 Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on the qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal (size 468kb)
Right to representation in disciplinary and grievance hearings ​7 March 2013 ​​​Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on representation in disciplinary and grievance hearings (size 373kb)
​Tribunal costs and vexatious claims​ ​ ​20 December 2010 ​ Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on costs and vexatious claims (size 197kb)​
Download minister's response to the Employment Forum's recommendation on costs and vexatious claims (size 16kb)
​Triggering collective redundancy rights ​30 September 2010 Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on collective redundancy (size 290kb)​
​Therapeutic work ​29 May 2009 Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on therapeutic work and the employment law (size 58kb)
​Maternity, paternity and family friendly working ​ 17 June 2008​ ​ Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on maternity, paternity and family friendly working (size 375kb)​
Download the minister's response to the Employment Forum's recommendation on maternity, paternity and family friendly working (size 88kb)
​Employment tribunal powers in unfair dismissal awards 17 June 2008​ Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on employment tribunal powers in unfair dismissal rewards (size 237kb)
​Redundancy and business transfer ​ ​14 June 2006 ​ ​​Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on redundancy and business transfers (size 652kb)
Download the minister's response​​​ to the Employment Forum's recommendation on redundancy and business transfers (size 177kb)
​Rest day entitlements and operational urgency ​August 2004 Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on the issue of rest day entitlement and operational urgency (size 268kb)
​Fixed term contracts and unfair dismissal ​August 2004 Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on fixed term contract and unfair dismissal (size 213kb)
​Holiday entitlement and rest days ​April 2002 ​​Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on holiday entitlement and rest days (size 337kb)
​Unfair dismissal legislation  ​December 2001 ​​Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on unfair dismissal legislation (size 447kb)
​Enforcement procedure ​May 2001 ​​Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on enforcement procedure (size 289kb)


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