Office Closed: 27th to 29th September 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Please note that our office will be closed over the period Wednesday 27th September to Friday 29th September. This closure is due to staff training.
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Increases to the Minimum Wage
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
From 1st June 2017 the minimum rates will be as follows.
For a worker:
- Aged 25 years and over - £7.50
- aged 21 years and over - £7.20
- aged 21 or over, receiving training accredited by the De…
Increases to the Maximum Awards
Monday, August 01, 2016
With effect from the 1st August 2016, increases have been made to the maximum amount of a weeks pay and to the maximum amount of the compensatory award in Employment Tribunal claims for unfa…
Changes to the Employment Act - Work Permit Fees
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
In October 2015 the Employment Act was changed to make it unlawful for an employer to deduct the cost or to receive payment for a work permit fee from an employee. The change means that an e…
Rest Breaks and Maximum Working Hours of Shop Workers
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Employers of retail shop workers are reminded that the Shops Act 2000 sets limits to the number of hours that shop workers can be obliged to work and also provides them to have rest breaks. …
Zero hours contracts - Key points
Friday, November 20, 2015
Zero hours contracts normally mean there is no obligation for employers to offer work, or for workers to accept it.
Most zero hours contracts will give staff 'worker' employment status.
Celebrating 30 years
Sunday, November 01, 2015
Happy Birthday to MIRS we are 30th years old today.
The Industrial Relations Service was created on 1st November 1985 when the Trade Disputes Act was introduced so we will be 30 years old t…
Changes to the law regarding work permit fees
Friday, September 25, 2015
From October 2015 it is unlawful for an employer to deduct money from an employees wages or to receive payment from an employee in regard to a work permit fee.
This means that even if you ha…
Employment of Children
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Department of Education and Children would like to remind employers and parents of the main provisions of the Employment of Children Regulations 2005.
The Regulations: –
- specify the m…
Guidance for employers on the law on preventing illegal working
Friday, May 22, 2015
Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 (of Parliament) as extended to the Isle of Man by the Immigration (Isle of Man) Order 2008 makes it a criminal offence for a person to employ…
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Cabinet Office recently consulted on proposals for an Equality Bill which would make it unlawful to discriminate on certain grounds in employment. The grounds proposed were:-
Monday, June 03, 2013
More issues are occurring in the work place because of social media and our advise is to have a policy to deal with the positive and negative implications.
Please see below our thoughts on h…