Skip to main content Skip to accessibility
This website is not compatible with your web browser. You should install a newer browser. If you live in Jersey and need help upgrading call the States of Jersey web team on 440099.
Government of Jerseygov.je

Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

  • Choose the service you want to log in to:

  • gov.je

    Update your notification preferences

  • one.gov.je

    Access government services

  • CAESAR

    Clear goods through customs or claim relief

  • Talentlink

    View or update your States of Jersey job application

Business licences for a person covering an employee on leave

The Control of Housing and Work (Exemptions) (Jersey) Order 2013 Law allows a business to disregard the maximum number of ‘registered’ or ‘licensed’ individuals it is allowed to employ under its business licence where a person is providing cover for a person who is on leave.  This applies even where the business licence might stipulate that the number of ‘registered’ or ‘licensed’ persons a business can employ is zero.  

It has been agreed that until 30 September 2020, this be extended to allow businesses to also utilise ‘registered’ or ‘licensed’ individuals to fill existing vacancies caused by staff leaving the island due to Covid-19. 

Therefore:

a. Where a business has an employee on sick leave or maternity leave that employee can be replaced by a person with a ‘registered’ or ‘licensed’ status for the duration of that leave up to a maximum period of 9 months;

b. For all other forms of leave that employee can be replaced by a person with a ‘registered’ or ‘licensed’ status for the duration of that leave up to a maximum period of 3 months;

c. Until 30th September 2020, where a staff member has left the island due to Covid-19, whatever that reason, that person can be replaced by a person with a ‘registered’ or ‘licensed’ person up to a maximum period of 3 months.

Those with ‘entitled to work’ or ‘entitled’ status are also able to fill these vacancies in the normal way, and without any restriction.

To be clear the intention of this legislation is only to allow ‘registered’ and ‘licensed’ workers to temporarily fill spaces left in the existing workforce, not to allow businesses to expand under these exemptions. Any requests for additions to a business licence need to be applied for in the normal manner.

Back to top
rating button