|Recent legislative changes|
|Change||Implementation Date||Further Information|
|Consultation on flexible working
Amendments to the statutory right to request flexible working in the Employment Act 2006 came into effect on 1 January 2020. The main changes are:
|21 February 2020||See the consultation on the Flexible Working Regulations 2020|
|Equality Act 2017 implementation.
The protected characteristics of age and disability came into operation on 1 January 2020 together with the extension of equal pay rights to cover work of equal value
|1 January 2020||See section 10 of Isle of Man Employment Rights: a Guide|
|Equality Act secondary legislation and guidance.
The following items of secondary legislation, guidance etc. which are connected to the final phase of implementation of the Equality Act 2017 have come into operation:
|Changes made by the Equality Act 2017 to general employment law.
As well as protecting people in work from being subjected to prohibited conduct to do with a protected characteristic the Equality Act has amended the following Acts:
Some of the amendments are related to the main equality provisions while others are not.For further information see the accompanying paper 'Amendments to general employment law made by the Equality Act 2017'.
|July 2017 to January 2020||Amendments to general employment law made by the Equality Act 2017|
|Increases to minimum wage rates.
The hourly rates effective from 1 October 2019 are as follows:
Category of Worker
|1 October 2019||Minimum wage|
|Employment and Equality Tribunal Rules 2018.
On 1st January 2019 the Employment and Equality Tribunal (EET) replaced the existing Employment Tribunal. The new Tribunal will continue to deal with complaints under the Island's employment statutes, such as the Employment Act 2006 and it will also deal with complaints under the Equality Act 2017. Permissible complaints under the Equality Act comprise not only complaints about employment but also complaints about the provision of goods and services, premises, education etc. To this end new Tribunal Rules have been made which came operation on 1 January 2019.
|1 January 2019||Employment and Equality Tribunal Rules 2018|
|New or revised guides|
|Isle of Man Employment Rights: a Guide||January 2020|
|Isle of Man Employment Rights - A Summary||January 2020|
|Maternity Rights - A Guide||June 2019|