States Assembly decisions on 22 to 24 October 2019

25th October 2019

​On 24 October 2019, the States Assembly adopted the Employment (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Law in order to enhance and develop the family-friendly employment rights available to Islanders.  The Law was proposed by the Minister for Social Security, Deputy Judy Martin

An amendment to the Law from the Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel to amend from parental leave entitlement from 52 weeks to 26 weeks was rejected; as was an amendment from Connétable John Le Bailly that would have meant the new rights would not have applied in businesses employing 5 people or fewer.  However, States members adopted a proposition from Deputy Louise Doublet that a review of family-friendly employment rights be undertaken within 2 years.

Earlier in the week, the Assembly adopted Regulations that will mean larger shops in the Island can open on Sundays throughout the year.  States members also approved a number of Regulations regarding the procedures in Jersey's courts, including changes to the oath taken by jurors.  Regulations to ensure provisions in relation to intellectual property rights are ready for Brexit were also adopted.

On 22 October 2019, the Assembly adopted a proposition from Deputy Geoff Southern that means 6-monthly reviews will be undertaken by Scrutiny in future of planned efficiency savings in the Government Plan; and that proposed efficiency savings will be included as a discrete part of the Government Plan proposition.

Read the decisions made by the States Assembly from 22 to 24 October 2019.

See how States members voted from 22 to 24 October 2019.

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