Jersey: Minimum Wage – Employment Forum recommends new minimum wage rateMonday, November 17th, 2008
On 29 October, the Employment Forum presented its minimum wage recommendation to the Social Security Minister. If accepted, the minimum wage would rise to £6.08 per hour from 1 April 2009, an increase of 4.8 percent on the current rate.
The Forum has also recommended increases in the trainee rate and in the maximum amounts that can be offset against the minimum wage where an employer provides accommodation, or accommodation and food, to an employee. These amounts will also increase by 4.8% from 1 April 2009.
The Social Security Minister is expected to consider the recommendations over the coming weeks with the intention that the required legislation to bring the increases into effect will be debated by the States early in 2009.
Forum recommends 2009 Minimum Wage Rate
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