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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

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

Register as an employer

​​​​​​​​​​Who needs to register

As a business you must register as an employer if you hire:

  • employees
  • labour only sub-contractors
  • Jersey resident directors

This includes non-resident employers employing people locally and individuals hiring an employee, for example a nanny.​

If you're setting up a new business you must apply for a business licence before you can register as an employer.

Find more details in step 4 of the start up a business: step by step guide.

​​​​​​Registering as an employer​

You must be registered as an employer within 7 days of your employees starting but we recommend you register before.

Complete the form below to register, you'll need:

  • name and address where the business is carried out
  • if applicable, name of the limited company or trading name, registered office address and beneficial owner
  • if applicable, undertaking reference
  • main purpose of the business
  • period you employ staff
  • date the first wages will be paid
  • payroll contact details including email, postal address and telephone number 
  • number of employees

Register as an employer form

Employing staff and your obligations

​When you employ staff you must:

  • ​deduct tax, Social Security contributions and long-term care contributions (LTC) from your employees' wages
  • pay the deductions to us​
  • complete a combin​ed e​mployer return every month
  • ​keep full and accurate wage records

Once you're registered as an employer we'll send you​:

  • your unique employer code
  • instructions on how to set up an employer account on the combined employer return​​​

Find out more on employi​ng staff and your responsibilities.​​

Recruiting staff

Back to Work works closely with employers to make sure locally qualified jobseekers are considered for vacant roles. They act in the same capacity as a recruitment agency.

If you're an employer and would like free support to recruit staff you can email​ or call +44 (0) 1534 447411.

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