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Firms warned to be ready for changes in employment law

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ISLAND firms have been warned that they need to have the right policies in place ahead of updates to the Island's employment laws next year to reduce the risk of falling foul of the new regime.

The warning was issued by the employment law team at Carey Olsen at a recent seminar at the Pomme d'Or Hotel attended by over 90 human resources professionals. They were told by lawyer Huw Thomas that the costs of getting it wrong could be very expensive.

He said that the most significant development during 2012 was the completion of the statutory redundancy scheme that is now part of the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003.

He told the audience that the final piece of the jigsaw was the collective consultation requirements, which are triggered when an employer seeks to make 12 or more people redundant within a 30 day period.

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