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)
Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 on the Jersey Law website
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