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  • Changes to the Employment Act - Work Permit Fees

    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

    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

    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.

    Ze…

  • Celebrating 30 years

    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 …

  • Changes to the law regarding work permit fees

    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 h…

  • Employment of Children

    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 …
  • Guidance for employers on the law on preventing illegal working

    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…

  • Equality Bill

    Equality Bill

    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:-

    • race…
  • Social Media

    Social Media

    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 …