For information about implementation of the Equality Act 2017 please see Equality Act 2017.
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|Recent legislative changes|
|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”
|1 January 2019||Amendments to general employment law made by the Equality Act 2017|
|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|
|Minimum Wage Increase
On 1 October 2018, the Minimum Wage was increased. In particular there is now one rate payable to all workers over the age of 18 (except development workers), which is £7.85 per hour. The rate for those aged over the compulsory school leaving age, but under 18 will now be £5.85 per hour. Development workers will be paid £6.95 per hour.
|1 October 2018|
|New or revised guides|
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