|Department||Customer and Local Services|
|Type of consultation||Other|
|Deadline for comments||17/06/2015|
About the consultation
The Employment Forum is an independent consultation body that has a duty to consult on issues relating to the employment law at the direction of the Social Security Minister.
The Minister has directed the Forum to consult on compensation awards in respect of written terms of employment, pay slips and rest days.
What we want you to comment on
Where an employer does not meet certain of its obligations under the Employment Law, there is currently a mechanism for the Royal Court to impose a criminal penalty (including a fine) in each case.
This is considered unwieldy and so the Forum is asking whether the Employment and Discrimination Tribunal should instead have the power to award compensation to an affected employee for failures relating to written terms of employment and payment of wages.
The Forum has also been asked to consult on introducing a power to award compensation to an affected employee where an employer refuses to permit, or prevents, an employee exercising their statutory entitlement to a rest day. The Forum is seeking the views of stakeholders on these issues.
Download the compensation awards background paper (size 316 KB)
For more information about written terms of employment, pay slips and rest days, see the website of the Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service.
How to submit comments to the consultation
The consultation is now closed. The Employment Forum made the following recommendation to the Minister for Social Security in December 2015.
Download the Employment Forum's recommendation on Compensation awards in respect of written terms of employment, pay slips and rest days (605kb)