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Employment Regulations Update

Nov 04, 2021


The Minister for Social Security, Deputy Judy Martin, proposed to increase statutory annual leave from two to three weeks per year, in addition to bank holidays, and to introduce the right to break for 15 minutes during working periods that last for at least six hours.

The Health & Social Security Panel proposed an amendment to the Minister for Social Security's proposition, requesting to increase the rest period to no less than 20 minutes, rather than 15 minutes, for working periods that last for at least six hours.

The States Assembly voted to approve the Minister for Social Security's proposed changes to the Employment Law, as amended by the Health and Social Security Scrutiny Panel. 

This means that by 1 January 2022, statutory annual leave will increase from two to three weeks, in addition to bank holidays, and the right to break for 20 minutes during working periods that last at least for six hours will be introduced. 

Find out how States Members voted here

States Assembly Website.

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