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Key Facts

Saint Helier
Date format
British Pound Sterling (GBP)
the standard rate is 5%



Social Security
Social Security - 6.5%
Total Employment Cost
Total Employment Cost - 6.5%


Social Security
Social Security - 6%
Total Employee Cost
Total Employee Cost - 6%

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage in Jersey is 8.32 GBP per hour.


Payroll Cycle

Income Tax

Employee Income Tax (1)
Flat rate - 20%

Working Hours

General Working Hours

No limits on the number of hours employees can be contracted to work in one day.


There is no legal right for employees to receive overtime pay if they work additional hours.


Paid Time Off

Employees in Jersey are entitled to two weeks of annual leave every year, plus paid bank holidays.

Public Holidays

9 public holidays.

Sick Days

No legal requirement.

Maternity Leave

There is no right to maternity leave as such, but individual companies will specify their own terms in the employment contract. While expecting or new mothers are not working, they will receive a weekly maternity benefit.

Paternity Leave

No provisions in the law.

Parental Leave

No provisions in the law.


Termination Process

Unless the employee is on a fixed-term contract, and as long as they have worked for eight hours plus in any week, the employer must provide an employee at least one week’s notice of dismissal.

The amount of notice required changes with the length of service, up to the value of 12 weeks for those who have worked for 12 years plus.

Notice Period

Employees must provide a minimum of two week’s notice if they have worked for five years or less at a company and four week’s notice for any longer.

These notice periods are the minimum in Jersey; employment contracts can specify longer notice periods.

Severance Pay

Employees with a minimum of two years qualifying service have an entitlement to redundancy payment of one week’s pay subject to a “cap” on the value of a week’s pay, for each year of service, in addition to any statutory or contractual notice.


Employment Visa

Work permits are a requirement under the Immigration (Work Permits) (Jersey) Rules 1995 and as such employers are required to apply for a work permit for those individuals who require immigration permission to enter or remain in Jersey for work.