Plans to increase statutory leave in Jersey

Government buildings on Broad Street St Helier.
If agreed, the proposals will come into force on 1 January 2022. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Statutory annual leave for those employees on ten days in Jersey will be increased from two to three weeks if approved by States members.

As well as the increase in leave, Social Security Minister Deputy Judy Martin is also calling for a 15 minute break at least every six hours to be a legal requirement.

The proposed amendment to Jersey's Employment Law follows a two-month consultation with the Jersey Employment Forum.

This plan was due to be debated in March but was delayed due to the pandemic.

If approved the proposals would come into force on 1 January 2022.