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Minimum Wage Act 2001

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Index Section Page

Entitlement to the minimum wage 5

1 Workers to be paid at least the minimum wage......................................................... 5
2 The Minimum Wage Committee .................................................................................. 6
Regulations relating to the minimum wage 6

3 Determination of hourly rate of remuneration ........................................................... 6
4 Exclusion of, and modifications for, certain classes of person ................................. 8
5 Power to add to the persons to whom section 4 applies ........................................... 9
Records 9

6 Duty of employers to keep records .............................................................................. 9
7 Worker’s right of access to records .............................................................................. 9
8 Failure of employer to allow access to records ......................................................... 10
9 Employer to provide worker with minimum wage statement .............................. 11
10 Powers of authorised officers ...................................................................................... 12
Information 13

11 Information obtained by authorised officers ............................................................ 13
12 Information obtained by agricultural wages officers .............................................. 14
Enforcement 14

13 Non-compliance: worker entitled to additional remuneration .............................. 14
14 Enforcement in the case of special classes of worker .............................................. 15
15 Power to issue enforcement notice ............................................................................. 15
16 Non-compliance: power of officer to sue on behalf of worker............................... 17
17 Financial penalty for non-compliance ....................................................................... 17
18 Appeals against penalty notices ................................................................................. 18
Rights not to suffer unfair dismissal or other detriment 19

19 The right not to suffer detriment ................................................................................ 19
20 Enforcement of the right .............................................................................................. 20
21 Remedies ........................................................................................................................ 21
22 [Repealed] ...................................................................................................................... 22
Evidence and appeals 22

23 Reversal of burden of proof ........................................................................................ 22
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24 and 25 [Repealed] ......................................................................................................... 22
Offences 22

26 Offences ......................................................................................................................... 22
27 Offences by bodies corporate etc ............................................................................... 23
28 Proceedings for offences .............................................................................................. 24
Special classes of person 24

29 Agency workers who are not otherwise “workers” ................................................ 24
30 Home workers who are not otherwise “workers” .................................................. 25
31 Crown employment ..................................................................................................... 25
32 Armed forces ................................................................................................................. 25
33 Seafarers ......................................................................................................................... 26
Extensions 26

34 Power to apply Act to individuals who are not otherwise “workers” ................. 26
35 Power to apply Act to offshore employment ........................................................... 26
Exclusions 27

36 Share fishermen ............................................................................................................ 27
37 Voluntary workers ....................................................................................................... 27
38 Members of religious communities etc ..................................................................... 28
39 Detainees ....................................................................................................................... 28
Agricultural workers 29

40 Relationship between this Act and Agricultural Wages Act 1952 ........................ 29
41 Amendments relating to remuneration etc of agricultural workers ..................... 29
Miscellaneous 29

42 Application of Act to superior employers ................................................................ 29
43 Restrictions on contracting-out .................................................................................. 30
44 Publicity ......................................................................................................................... 30
Supplementary 31

45 Regulations and orders ................................................................................................ 31
46 Meaning of “worker”, “employee” etc ...................................................................... 31
47 Interpretation ................................................................................................................ 32
48 Short title and commencement ................................................................................... 32
SCHEDULE 35

AMENDMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL WAGES ACT 1952 35
ENDNOTES 37

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 37
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 37
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 37

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MINIMUM WAGE ACT 2001

Received Royal Assent: 10 July 2001
Passed: 11 July 2001
Commenced: 1 January 2002
AN ACT
to make provision for and in connection with a minimum wage; to
amend the Agricultural Wages Act 1952; and for connected purposes.
Entitlement to the minimum wage
1 Workers to be paid at least the minimum wage

[P1998/39/1]
(1) A person who qualifies for the minimum wage shall be remunerated by
his employer in respect of his work in any pay reference period at a rate
which is not less than the minimum wage.
(2) A person qualifies for the minimum wage if he is an individual who —
(a) is a worker;
(b) is working, or ordinarily works, in the Island under his contract;
and
(c) has ceased to be of compulsory school age.
(3) The minimum wage shall be such single hourly rate as the Department of
Economic Development (“the Department”) and the Treasury, acting
jointly, may from time to time prescribe by regulations.1

(4) The Department and the Treasury —
(a) shall consult the Minimum Wage Committee established by
section 2 before making any regulations under subsection (3); and
(b) shall consider any recommendation made by that Committee
pursuant to section 2(1).
(5) Subsection (4)(a) does not apply to the first regulations made under
subsection (3).
(6) For the purposes of this Act a “pay reference period” is such period as
the Department may prescribe for the purpose.
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(7) Subsections (1) to (6) are subject to the following provisions of this Act.
2 The Minimum Wage Committee

(1) There is constituted a body by the name of “the Minimum Wage
Committee”, which shall from time to time make recommendations as to
the rate of the minimum wage to be prescribed under section 1(3).
(2) The Minimum Wage Committee shall consist of a chairman and 4 other
members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Department.
(3) Subject to subsection (4) —
(a) the chairman shall be a person appearing to the Department to be
suitably qualified to act as such and to be independent of
employers, workers and organisations representative of
employers and workers;
(b) of the other members —
(i) 2 shall be persons appearing to the Department to be
representative of employers; and
(ii) 2 shall be persons appearing to the Department to be
representative of workers.
(4) A person shall be disqualified for being appointed or being a member of
the Minimum Wage Committee if he is a member of the Council, the
Keys, any Statutory Board or any local authority.
(5) The Department shall make regulations with respect to the Minimum
Wage Committee and, in particular, as to —
(a) the term of office and the resignation or removal of members of
the Committee; and
(b) the proceedings of the Committee.
(6) Subject to any regulations under subsection (5), the procedure of the
Minimum Wage Committee shall be such as the Committee may
determine.
(7) The Department, with the consent of the Public Services Commission,
shall make such arrangements as it considers appropriate for the
provision of staff for the Minimum Wage Committee.2

Regulations relating to the minimum wage
3 Determination of hourly rate of remuneration

[P1998/39/2]
(1) The Department may by regulations make provision for determining
what is the hourly rate at which a person is to be regarded for the
purposes of this Act as remunerated by his employer in respect of his
work in any pay reference period.
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(2) The regulations may make provision for determining the hourly rate in
cases where —
(a) the remuneration, to the extent that it is at a periodic rate, is at a
single rate;
(b) the remuneration is, in whole or in part, at different rates
applicable at different times or in different circumstances;
(c) the remuneration is, in whole or in part, otherwise than at a
periodic rate or rates;
(d) the remuneration consists, in whole or in part, of benefits in kind.
(3) The regulations may make provision with respect to —
(a) circumstances in which, times at which, or the time for which, a
person is to be treated as, or as not, working, and the extent to
which a person is to be so treated;
(b) the treatment of periods of paid or unpaid absence from, or lack
of, work and of remuneration in respect of such periods.
(4) The provision that may be made by virtue of subsection (3)(a) includes
provision for or in connection with —
(a) treating a person as, or as not, working for a maximum or
minimum time, or for a proportion of the time, in any period;
(b) determining any matter to which that paragraph relates by
reference to the terms of an agreement.
(5) The regulations may make provision with respect to —
(a) what is to be treated as, or as not, forming part of a person’s
remuneration, and the extent to which it is to be so treated;
(b) the valuation of benefits in kind;
(c) the treatment of deductions from earnings;
(d) the treatment of any charges or expenses which a person is
required to bear.
(6) The regulations may make provision with respect to —
(a) the attribution to a period, or the apportionment between two or
more periods, of the whole or any part of any remuneration or
work, whether or not the remuneration is received or the work is
done within the period or periods in question;
(b) the aggregation of the whole or any part of the remuneration for
different periods;
(c) the time at which remuneration is to be treated as received or
accruing.
(7) Subsections (2) to (6) are without prejudice to the generality of
subsection (1).
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(8) No provision shall be made under this section which treats the same
circumstances differently in relation to —
(a) different areas;
(b) different sectors of employment;
(c) undertakings of different sizes;
(d) persons of different ages; or
(e) persons of different occupations.
4 Exclusion of, and modifications for, certain classes of person

[P1998/39/3, SI 99/583/2]
(1) This section applies to —
(a) persons who have not attained the age of 25; and
(b) persons who have attained the age of 25 who —
(i) have been employed for a period of less than 6 months by
an employer by whom they have not previously been
employed;
(ii) are participating in a scheme under which shelter is
provided in return for work;
(iii) are participating in a scheme designed to provide training,
work experience or temporary work;
(iv) are participating in a scheme to assist in the seeking or
obtaining of work; or
(v) are attending a course of further education requiring
attendance for a period of work experience.
(2) The Department may by regulations make provision in relation to any of
the persons to whom this section applies —
(a) preventing them being persons who qualify for the minimum
wage; or
(b) prescribing an hourly rate for the minimum wage other than the
single hourly rate for the time being prescribed under section 1(3).
(3) No provision shall be made under subsection (2) which treats persons
differently in relation to —
(a) different areas;
(b) different sectors of employment;
(c) undertakings of different sizes; or
(d) different occupations.
(4) If any description of persons who have attained the age of 25 is added by
regulations under section 5 to the descriptions of person to whom this
section applies, no provision shall be made under subsection (2) which
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treats persons of that description differently in relation to different ages
over 25.
5 Power to add to the persons to whom section 4 applies

[P1998/39/4]
(1) The Department may by regulations amend section 4 by adding
descriptions of persons who have attained the age of 25 to the
descriptions of person to whom that section applies.
(2) No amendment shall be made under subsection (1) which treats persons
differently in relation to —
(a) different areas;
(b) different sectors of employment;
(c) undertakings of different sizes;
(d) different ages over 25; or
(e) different occupations.
Records
6 Duty of employers to keep records

[P1998/39/9]
For the purposes of this Act the Department may by regulations make provision
requiring employers —
(a) to keep, in such form and manner as may be prescribed, such
records as may be prescribed; and
(b) to preserve those records for such period as may be prescribed.
7 Worker’s right of access to records

[P1998/39/10]
(1) A worker may, in accordance with the following provisions of this
section, —
(a) require his employer to produce any relevant records; and
(b) inspect and examine those records and copy any part of them.
(2) The rights conferred by subsection (1) are exercisable only if the worker
believes on reasonable grounds that he is or may be being, or has or may
have been, remunerated for any pay reference period by his employer at
a rate which is less than the minimum wage.
(3) The rights conferred by subsection (1) are exercisable only for the
purpose of establishing whether or not the worker is being, or has been,
remunerated for any pay reference period by his employer at a rate
which is less than the minimum wage.
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(4) The rights conferred by subsection (1) are exercisable —
(a) by the worker alone; or
(b) by the worker accompanied by such other person as the worker
may think fit.
(5) The rights conferred by subsection (1) are exercisable only if the worker
gives notice (a “production notice”)to his employer requesting the
production of any relevant records relating to such period as may be
described in the notice.
(6) If the worker intends to exercise the right conferred by subsection (4)(b),
the production notice must contain a statement of that intention.
(7) Where a production notice is given, the employer shall give the worker
reasonable notice of the place and time at which the relevant records will
be produced.
(8) The place at which the relevant records are produced must be —
(a) the worker’s place of work; or
(b) any other place at which it is reasonable, in all the circumstances,
for the worker to attend to inspect the relevant records; or
(c) such other place as may be agreed between the worker and the
employer.
(9) The relevant records must be produced —
(a) before the end of the period of 14 days following the date of
receipt of the production notice; or
(b) at such later time as may be agreed during that period between
the worker and the employer.
(10) In this section —
“records” means records which the worker’s employer is required to keep and,
at the time of receipt of the production notice, preserve in accordance
with section 6;
“relevant records” means such parts of, or such extracts from, any records as are
relevant to establishing whether or not the worker has, for any pay
reference period to which the records relate, been remunerated by the
employer at a rate which is at least equal to the minimum wage.
8 Failure of employer to allow access to records

[P1998/39/11]
(1) A complaint may be presented to the Employment Tribunal (“the
Tribunal”) by a worker on the ground that the employer —
(a) failed to produce some or all of the relevant records in accordance
with section 7(8) and (9); or
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(b) failed to allow the worker to exercise some or all of the rights
conferred by section 7(1)(b) or (4)(b).
(2) Where the Tribunal finds a complaint under this section well-founded, it
shall —
(a) make a declaration to that effect; and
(b) make an award that the employer pay to the worker a sum equal
to 80 times the hourly amount of the minimum wage (as in force
when the award is made).
(3) The Tribunal shall not consider a complaint under this section unless it is
presented to it before the expiry of the period of 3 months following —
(a) the end of the period of 14 days mentioned in section 7(9)(a); or
(b) in a case where a later day was agreed under section 7(9)(b), that
later day.
(4) Where the Tribunal is satisfied that it was not reasonably practicable for
a complaint under this section to be presented before the expiry of the
period of 3 months mentioned in subsection (3), the tribunal may
consider the complaint if it is presented within such further period as the
Tribunal considers reasonable.
(5) Expressions used in this section and in section 7 have the same meaning
in this section as they have in that section.
9 Employer to provide worker with minimum wage statement

[P1998/39/12]
(1) Regulations may make provision for the purpose of conferring on a
worker the right to be given by his employer, at or before the time at
which any payment of remuneration is made to the worker, a written
statement.
(2) The regulations may make provision with respect to the contents of any
such statement and may, in particular, require it to contain —
(a) prescribed information relating to this Act or any regulations
under it; or
(b) prescribed information for the purpose of assisting the worker to
determine whether he has been remunerated at a rate at least
equal to the minimum wage during the period to which the
payment of remuneration relates.
(3) Any statement required to be given under this section to a worker by his
employer may, if the worker is an employee, be included in the written
itemised pay statement required to be given to him by his employer
under section 14 of the Employment Act 2006 (right to itemised pay
statement).3

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(4) The regulations may make provision for the purpose of applying
section 17 of the Employment Act 2006 (references to Tribunal) in relation
to a worker and any such statement as is mentioned in subsection (1) as
they apply in relation to an employee and a statement required to be
given to him by his employer under section 14 of that Act.4

10 Powers of authorised officers

[P1998/39/14]
(1) An authorised officer shall have power for the performance of his
functions under this Act —
(a) to require the production by a relevant person of any records
required to be kept and preserved in accordance with regulations
under section 6 and to inspect and examine those records and to
copy any material part of them;
(b) to require a relevant person to furnish to him (either alone or in
the presence of any other person, as the officer thinks fit) an
explanation of any such records;
(c) to require a relevant person to furnish to him (either alone or in
the presence of any other person, as the officer thinks fit) any
additional information known to the relevant person which might
reasonably be needed in order to establish whether this Act, or
any enforcement notice under section 15, is being or has been
complied with;
(d) at all reasonable times to enter any relevant premises in order to
exercise any power conferred on the officer by paragraphs (a)
to (c).
(2) No person shall be required under subsection (1)(b) or (c) to answer any
question or furnish any information which might incriminate the person
or, if married or a civil partner, the person’s spouse or civil partner.5

(3) The powers conferred by subsection (1) include power, on reasonable
written notice, to require a relevant person —
(a) to produce any such records as are mentioned in subsection (1)(a)
to an authorised officer at such time and place as may be specified
in the notice; or
(b) to attend before an authorised officer at such time and place as
may be specified in the notice to furnish any such explanation or
additional information as is mentioned in subsection (1)(b) or (c).
(4) When acting for the purposes of this Act, an authorised officer shall, if so
required, produce some duly authenticated document showing his
authority so to act.
(5) If it appears to an authorised officer that any person with whom he is
dealing while acting for the purposes of this Act does not know that he is
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an officer so acting, the officer shall identify himself as such to that
person.
(6) In this section “relevant person” means any person whom an authorised
officer has reasonable cause to believe to be —
(a) the employer of a worker;
(b) a person who for the purposes of section 29 is the agent or the
principal;
(c) a person who supplies work to an individual who qualifies for the
minimum wage;
(d) a worker, servant or agent of a person falling within
paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
(e) a person who qualifies for the minimum wage.
(7) In this section “relevant premises” means any premises which an
authorised officer has reasonable cause to believe to be —
(a) premises at which an employer carries on business;
(b) premises which an employer uses in connection with his business
(including any place used, in connection with that business, for
giving out work to home workers, within the meaning of
section 30); or
(c) premises of a person who for the purposes of section 29 is the
agent or the principal.
Information
11 Information obtained by authorised officers

[P1998/39/15, 1985/24/36(2)]
(1) This section applies to any information obtained by an authorised officer
acting for the purposes of this Act.
(2) Information to which this section applies vests in the Department.
(3) Information to which this section applies may be used for any purpose
relating to this Act by the Department.
(4) This section does not limit the circumstances in which information may
be supplied or used apart from this section.
(5) Subsection (2) does not affect the title or rights of —
(a) any person whose property the information was immediately
before it was obtained as mentioned in subsection (1); or
(b) any person claiming title or rights through or under such a person
otherwise than by virtue of any power conferred by or under this
Act.
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(6) If an officer of the Department discloses to another person information to
which this section applies which relates to a manufacturing process or
trade secret, then, unless the disclosure is made as mentioned in
subsection (3), he is guilty of an offence and liable —
(a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £5,000, or
(b) on conviction on information to custody for a term not exceeding
2 years or a fine or both.
12 Information obtained by agricultural wages officers

[P1998/39/16]
(1) This section applies to information which has been obtained by an officer
appointed under section 11(1) of the Agricultural Wages Act 1952.
(2) Information to which this section applies may, with the authorisation of
the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, be supplied to
the Department for use for any purpose relating to this Act.6

(3) Information supplied under subsection (2) —
(a) shall not be supplied by the Department to any other person or
body unless it is supplied for the purposes of any civil or criminal
proceedings relating to this Act; and
(b) shall not be supplied in those circumstances without the
authorisation of the Department of Environment, Food and
Agriculture.7

(4) This section does not limit the circumstances in which information may
be supplied or used apart from this section.
(5) Subsection (6) of section 11 applies to information supplied under
subsection (2) as it applies to information to which that section applies.
Enforcement
13 Non-compliance: worker entitled to additional remuneration

[P1998/39/17]
(1) If a worker who qualifies for the minimum wage is remunerated for any
pay reference period by his employer at a rate which is less than the
minimum wage, the worker shall be taken to be entitled under his
contract to be paid, as additional remuneration in respect of that period,
the amount described in subsection (2).
(2) That amount is the difference between —
(a) the relevant remuneration received by the worker for the pay
reference period; and
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(b) the relevant remuneration which the worker would have received
for that period had he been remunerated by the employer at a rate
equal to the minimum wage.
(3) In subsection (2), “relevant remuneration” means remuneration which
falls to be brought into account for the purposes of regulations under
section 3.
14 Enforcement in the case of special classes of worker

[P1998/39/18]
(1) If the persons who are the worker and the employer for the purposes of
section 13 would not (apart from this section) fall to be regarded as the
employee and the employer for the purposes of sections 21 to 28 of the
Employment Act 2006 (deductions from wages, etc.), they shall be so
regarded for the purposes of the application of the said sections 21 to 28
in relation to the entitlement conferred by that section.8

(2) In the application, by virtue of subsection (1), of sections 21 to 28 of the
Employment Act 2006 in a case where there is or was, for the purposes of
those provisions, no employee’s contract between the persons who are
the worker and the employer for the purposes of section 13, it shall be
assumed that there is or, as the case may be, was such a contract.9

(3) For the purpose of enabling the amount described as additional
remuneration in section 13(1) to be recovered in civil proceedings on a
claim in contract in a case where in fact there is or was no employee’s
contract between the persons who are the worker and the employer for
the purposes of that section, it shall be assumed for the purpose of any
civil proceedings, so far as relating to that amount, that there is or, as the
case may be, was such a contract.
15 Power to issue enforcement notice

[P1998/39/19]
(1) If an authorised officer is of the opinion that a worker who qualifies for
the minimum wage has not been remunerated for any pay reference
period by his employer at a rate at least equal to the minimum wage, the
officer may serve a notice (an “enforcement notice”) on the employer
requiring the employer to remunerate the worker for pay reference
periods ending on or after the date of the notice at a rate equal to the
minimum wage.
(2) An enforcement notice may also require the employer to pay to the
worker within such time as may be specified in the notice the sum due to
the worker under section 13 in respect of the employer’s previous failure
to remunerate the worker at a rate at least equal to the minimum wage.
(2A) If an authorised officer acting for the purposes of this Act is of the
opinion that a worker who has at any time qualified for the minimum
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wage has not been remunerated for any pay reference period (whether
ending before or after the commencement of this subsection) by his
employer at a rate at least equal to the minimum wage, the authorised
officer may serve on the employer an enforcement notice which imposes
a requirement under subsection (2) in relation to the worker, whether or
not a requirement under subsection (1) is, or may be, imposed in relation
to that worker (or any other worker to whom the notice relates).10

(2B) An enforcement notice may not impose a requirement under
subsection (2) in respect of any pay reference period ending more than 6
years before the date on which the notice is served.11

(3) The same enforcement notice may relate to more than one worker (and,
where it does so, may be so framed as to relate to workers specified in
the notice or to workers of a description so specified).
(4) A person on whom an enforcement notice is served may appeal to the
Tribunal against the notice before the end of the period of 4 weeks
following the date of service of the notice.
(5) On an appeal under subsection (4), the Tribunal shall dismiss the appeal
unless it is established —
(a) that, in the case of the worker or workers to whom the
enforcement notice relates, the facts are such that an authorised
officer who was aware of them would have had no reason to serve
any enforcement notice on the appellant; or
(b) where the enforcement notice relates to 2 or more workers, that
the facts are such that an authorised officer who was aware of
them would have had no reason to include some of the workers in
any enforcement notice served on the appellant; or
(c) where the enforcement notice imposes a requirement under
subsection (2) in relation to a worker, —
(i) that no sum was due to the worker under section 13; or
(ii) that the amount specified in the notice as the sum due to
the worker under that section is incorrect;
and in this subsection any reference to a worker includes a
reference to a person whom the enforcement notice purports to
treat as a worker.
(6) Where an appeal is allowed by virtue of subsection (5)(a), the Tribunal
shall cancel the enforcement notice.
(7) If, in a case where subsection (6) does not apply, an appeal is allowed by
virtue of subsection (5)(b) or (c) —
(a) the Tribunal shall rectify the enforcement notice; and
(b) the notice shall have effect as if it had originally been served as so
rectified.
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(8) The powers of the Tribunal in allowing an appeal in a case where
subsection (7) applies shall include power to rectify, as the Tribunal may
consider appropriate in consequence of its decision on the appeal, any
penalty notice which has been served under section 17 in respect of the
enforcement notice.
(9) Where a penalty notice is rectified under subsection (8), it shall have
effect as if it had originally been served as so rectified.
16 Non-compliance: power of officer to sue on behalf of worker

[P1998/39/20]
(1) If an enforcement notice is not complied with in whole or in part, an
authorised officer may, on behalf of any worker to whom the
notice relates, —
(a) present a complaint under section 25(1)(a) of the Employment Act
2006 (complaints to tribunal regarding deductions from wages) to
the Tribunal in respect of any sums due to the worker by virtue of
section 21; or12

(b) commence proceedings in the High Court for the recovery, on a
claim in contract, of any sums due to the worker by virtue of
section 21 of that Act.13

(2) The powers conferred by subsection (1) for the recovery of sums due
from an employer to a worker shall not be in derogation of any right
which the worker may have to recover such sums by civil proceedings.
17 Financial penalty for non-compliance

[P1998/39/21]
(1) If an authorised officer is satisfied that a person on whom an
enforcement notice has been served has failed, in whole or in part, to
comply with the notice, the officer may serve on that person a notice (a
“penalty notice”) requiring the person to pay a financial penalty to the
Treasury.
(2) A penalty notice must state —
(a) the amount of the financial penalty;
(b) the time within which the financial penalty is to be paid (which
must not be less than 4 weeks from the date of service of the
notice);
(c) the period to which the financial penalty relates;
(d) the respects in which the authorised officer is of the opinion that
the enforcement notice has not been complied with; and
(e) the calculation of the amount of the financial penalty.
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(3) The amount of the financial penalty shall be calculated at a rate equal to
twice the hourly amount of the minimum wage (as in force at the date of
the penalty notice) in respect of each worker to whom the failure to
comply relates for each day during which the failure to comply has
continued in respect of the worker.
(4) The Department and the Treasury, acting jointly, may by regulations
from time to time amend the multiplier for the time being specified in
subsection (3) in relation to the hourly amount of the minimum wage.
(5) A financial penalty under this section shall be recoverable, if the High
Court so orders, by execution or otherwise as if it were payable under a
judgment of that court.
(6) Where a person has appealed under section 15(4) against an enforcement
notice and the appeal has not been withdrawn or finally determined,
then, notwithstanding the appeal, —
(a) the enforcement notice shall have effect; and
(b) an authorised officer may serve a penalty notice in respect of the
enforcement notice.
(7) If, in a case falling within subsection (6), an authorised officer serves a
penalty notice in respect of the enforcement notice, the penalty notice —
(a) shall not be enforceable until the appeal has been withdrawn or
finally determined; and
(b) shall be of no effect if the enforcement notice is cancelled as a
result of the appeal; but
(c) subject to paragraph (b) and section 18(3) and (5)(a), as from the
withdrawal or final determination of the appeal shall be
enforceable as if paragraph (a) had not had effect.
(8) Any sums received by the Treasury by virtue of this section shall be paid
into the general revenue of the Island.
18 Appeals against penalty notices

[P1998/39/22]
(1) A person on whom a penalty notice is served may appeal to the Tribunal
against the notice before the end of the period of 4 weeks following the
date of service of the notice.
(2) On an appeal under subsection (1), the Tribunal shall dismiss the appeal
unless it is shown —
(a) that, in the case of each of the allegations of failure to comply with
the enforcement notice, the facts are such that an authorised
officer who was aware of them would have had no reason to serve
any penalty notice on the appellant; or
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(b) that the penalty notice is incorrect in some of the particulars
which affect the amount of the financial penalty; or
(c) that the calculation of the amount of the financial penalty is
incorrect;
and for the purposes of any appeal relating to a penalty notice, the
enforcement notice in question shall (subject to cancellation or
rectification on any appeal brought under section 15) be taken to be
correct.
(3) Where an appeal is allowed by virtue of subsection (2)(a), the Tribunal
shall cancel the penalty notice.
(4) If, in a case where subsection (3) does not apply, an appeal is allowed by
virtue of subsection (2)(b) or (c) —
(a) the Tribunal shall rectify the penalty notice; and
(b) the notice shall have effect as if it had originally been served as so
rectified.
(5) Where a person has appealed under subsection (1) against a penalty
notice and the appeal has not been withdrawn or finally determined, the
penalty notice —
(a) shall not be enforceable until the appeal has been withdrawn or
finally determined; but
(b) subject to subsection (3) and section 17(7)(a) and (b), as from the
withdrawal or final determination of the appeal shall be
enforceable as if paragraph (a) had not had effect.
Rights not to suffer unfair dismissal or other detriment
19 The right not to suffer detriment

[P1998/39/23]
(1) A worker has the right not to be subjected to any detriment by any act, or
any deliberate failure to act, by his employer, done on the ground that —
(a) any action was taken, or was proposed to be taken, by or on
behalf of the worker with a view to enforcing, or otherwise
securing the benefit of, a right of the worker’s to which this
section applies; or
(b) the employer was prosecuted for an offence under section 26 as a
result of action taken by or on behalf of the worker for the
purpose of enforcing, or otherwise securing the benefit of, a right
of the worker’s to which this section applies; or
(c) the worker qualifies, or will or might qualify, for the minimum
wage or for a particular rate of minimum wage.
(2) It is immaterial for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) or (b) —
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(a) whether or not the worker has the right, or
(b) whether or not the right has been infringed,
but, for that subsection to apply, the claim to the right and, if applicable,
the claim that it has been infringed must be made in good faith.
(3) The following are the rights to which this section applies —
(a) any right conferred by, or by virtue of, any provision of this Act
for which the remedy for its infringement is by way of a
complaint to the Tribunal; and
(b) any right conferred by section 13.
(4) This section does not apply where the detriment in question amounts to
dismissal within the meaning of Part X of the Employment Act 2006.14

20 Enforcement of the right

[P1998/39/24]
(1) A worker may present a complaint to the Tribunal that he has been
subjected to a detriment in contravention of section 19.
(2) On such a complaint it is for the employer to show the ground on which
any act, or deliberate failure to act, was done.
(3) The Tribunal shall not consider a complaint under this section unless it is
presented —
(a) before the end of the period of 3 months beginning with the date
of the act or failure to act to which the complaint relates or, where
that act or failure is part of a series of similar acts or failures, the
last of them, or
(b) within such further period as the Tribunal considers reasonable in
a case where it is satisfied that it was not reasonably practicable
for the complaint to be presented before the end of that period of
3 months.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) —
(a) where an act extends over a period, the “date of the act” means
the last day of that period, and
(b) a deliberate failure to act shall be treated as done when it was
decided on;
and, in the absence of evidence establishing the contrary, an employer
shall be taken to decide on a failure to act when he does an act
inconsistent with doing the failed act or, if he has done no such
inconsistent act, when the period expires within which he might
reasonably have been expected do the failed act if it was to be done.
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21 Remedies

[1991/19/58-63]
(1) Where the Tribunal finds a complaint under section 20 well-founded, the
Tribunal —
(a) shall make a declaration to that effect, and
(b) may make an award of compensation to be paid by the employer
to the complainant in respect of the act or failure to act to which
the complaint relates.
(2) The amount of the compensation awarded shall be such as the Tribunal
considers just and equitable in all the circumstances having regard to any
loss which is attributable to the act, or failure to act, which infringed the
complainant’s right.
(3) The loss shall be taken to include —
(a) any expenses reasonably incurred by the complainant in
consequence of the act, or failure to act, to which the complaint
relates, and
(b) loss of any benefit which he might reasonably be expected to have
had but for that act or failure to act.
(4) In ascertaining the loss the Tribunal shall apply the same rule concerning
the duty of a person to mitigate his loss as applies to damages
recoverable under the common law.
(5) Where the Tribunal finds that the act, or failure to act, to which the
complaint relates was to any extent caused or contributed to by action of
the complainant, it shall reduce the amount of the compensation by such
proportion as it considers just and equitable having regard to that
finding.
(6) Where —
(a) the detriment to which the worker is subjected is the termination
of his worker’s contract, but
(b) that contract is not a contract of employment,
any compensation awarded under this section must not exceed the limit
specified in subsection (7).
(7) The limit mentioned in subsection (6) is the total of —
(a) the sum which would be the basic award for unfair dismissal,
calculated in accordance with section 142 of the Employment Act
2006, if the worker had been an employee and the contract
terminated had been a contract of employment; and15

(b) the sum for the time being prescribed under section 144 of that
Act as the limit for a compensatory award to a person calculated
in accordance with section 143 of that Act.16

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22 [Repealed]
17

Evidence and appeals
23 Reversal of burden of proof

[P1998/39/28]
(1) Where in any civil proceedings any question arises as to whether an
individual qualifies or qualified at any time for the minimum wage, it
shall be presumed that the individual qualifies or, as the case may be,
qualified at that time for the minimum wage unless the contrary is
established.
(2) Where —
(a) a complaint is made to the Tribunal under section 25(1)(a) of the
Employment Act 2006 (complaints to tribunal regarding deductions
from wages), and18

(b) the complaint relates in whole or in part to the deduction of the
amount described as additional remuneration in section 13(1),
it shall be presumed for the purposes of the complaint, so far as relating
to the deduction of that amount, that the worker in question was
remunerated at a rate less than the minimum wage unless the contrary is
established.
(3) Where in any civil proceedings a person seeks to recover on a claim in
contract the amount described as additional remuneration in
section 13(1), it shall be presumed for the purposes of the proceedings, so
far as relating to that amount, that the worker in question was
remunerated at a rate less than the minimum wage unless the contrary is
established.
24 and 25 [Repealed]
19

Offences
26 Offences

[P1998/39/31]
(1) If the employer of a worker who qualifies for the minimum wage refuses
or wilfully neglects to remunerate the worker for any pay reference
period at a rate which is at least equal to the minimum wage, that
employer is guilty of an offence.
(2) If a person who is required to keep or preserve any record in accordance
with regulations under section 6 fails to do so, that person is guilty of an
offence.
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(3) If a person makes, or knowingly causes or allows to be made, in a record
required to be kept in accordance with regulations under section 6 any
entry which he knows to be false in a material particular, that person is
guilty of an offence.
(4) If a person, for purposes connected with the provisions of this Act,
produces or furnishes, or knowingly causes or allows to be produced or
furnished, any record or information which he knows to be false in a
material particular, that person is guilty of an offence.
(5) If a person —
(a) intentionally delays or obstructs an authorised officer in the
exercise of any power conferred by this Act, or
(b) refuses or neglects to answer any question, furnish any
information or produce any document when required to do so
under section 10(1),
that person is guilty of an offence.
(6) Where the commission by any person of an offence under subsection (1)
or (2) is due to the act or default of some other person, that other person
is also guilty of the offence.
(7) A person may be charged with and convicted of an offence by virtue of
subsection (6) whether or not proceedings are taken against any other
person.
(8) In any proceedings for an offence under subsection (1) or (2) it shall be a
defence for the person charged to prove that he exercised all due
diligence and took all reasonable precautions to secure that the
provisions of this Act, and of any relevant regulations made under it,
were complied with by himself and by any person under his control.
(9) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary
conviction to a fine not exceeding £5,000.
27 Offences by bodies corporate etc

[P1998/39/32]
(1) If an offence under this Act committed by a body corporate is proved —
(a) to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an
officer of the body, or
(b) to be attributable to any neglect on the part of such an officer,
the officer as well as the body corporate is guilty of the offence and liable
to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(2) In subsection (1) “officer”, in relation to a body corporate, means a
director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body, or a
person purporting to act in any such capacity.
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(3) If the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members,
subsection (1) applies in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in
connection with his functions of management as if he were a director of
the body corporate.
28 Proceedings for offences

[P1998/39/33]
(1) The persons who may conduct proceedings for an offence under this Act
before a court of summary jurisdiction shall include any person
authorised for the purpose by the Department even if that person is not
an advocate.
(2) Proceedings for an offence under this Act may be begun at any time
within whichever of the following periods expires the later —
(a) the period of 6 months from the date on which evidence,
sufficient in the opinion of the Department to justify a prosecution
for the offence, comes to the knowledge of the Department, or
(b) the period of 12 months from the commission of the offence,
notwithstanding section 75 of the Summary Jurisdiction Act 1989.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), a certificate purporting to be signed
by or on behalf of the Department as to the date on which such evidence
as is mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection came to the
knowledge of the Department shall be conclusive evidence of that date.
Special classes of person
29 Agency workers who are not otherwise “workers”

[P1998/39/34]
(1) This section applies in any case where an individual (“the agency
worker”) —
(a) is supplied by a person (“the agent”) to do work for another (“the
principal”) under a contract or other arrangements made between
the agent and the principal; but
(b) is not, as respects that work, a worker, because of the absence of a
worker’s contract between the individual and the agent or the
principal; and
(c) is not a party to a contract under which he undertakes to do the
work for another party to the contract whose status is, by virtue of
the contract, that of a client or customer of any profession or
business undertaking carried on by the individual.
(2) In a case where this section applies, the other provisions of this Act shall
have effect as if there were a worker’s contract for the doing of the work
by the agency worker made between the agency worker and —
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(a) whichever of the agent and the principal is responsible for paying
the agency worker in respect of the work; or
(b) if neither the agent nor the principal is so responsible, whichever
of them pays the agency worker in respect of the work.
30 Home workers who are not otherwise “workers”

[P1998/39/35]
(1) In determining for the purposes of this Act whether a home worker is or
is not a worker, section 46(3)(b) shall have effect as if for the word
“personally” there were substituted “(whether personally or otherwise)”.
(2) In this section “home worker” means an individual who contracts with a
person, for the purposes of that person’s business, for the execution of
work to be done in a place not under the control or management of that
person.
31 Crown employment

[P1998/39/36]
(1) Subject to section 32, the provisions of this Act have effect in relation to
Crown employment and persons in Crown employment as they have
effect in relation to other employment and other workers.
(2) In this Act “Crown employment” has the same meaning as in section 173
of the Employment Act 2006.20

(3) For the purposes of the application of the other provisions of this Act in
relation to Crown employment in accordance with subsection (1) —
(a) references to an employee or a worker shall be construed as
references to a person in Crown employment;
(b) references to a contract of employment or a worker’s contract
shall be construed as references to the terms of employment of a
person in Crown employment; and
(c) references to dismissal, or to the termination of a worker’s
contract, shall be construed as references to the termination of
Crown employment.
32 Armed forces

[P1998/39/37]
(1) A person serving as a member of the naval, military or air forces of the
Crown does not qualify for the minimum wage in respect of that service.
(2) Section 31 applies to employment by an association established for the
purposes of Part XI of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 (an Act of Parliament),
as it has effect in the Island5, notwithstanding anything in subsection (1).
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33 Seafarers

[P1998/39/40]
For the purposes of this Act, an individual employed to work on board a ship
registered in the Island under the Merchant Shipping Registration Act 1991 shall
be treated as an individual who under his contract ordinarily works in the
Island unless —
(a) the employment is wholly outside the Island; or
(b) the person is not ordinarily resident in the Island;
and related expressions shall be construed accordingly.
Extensions
34 Power to apply Act to individuals who are not otherwise “workers”

[P1998/39/41]
The Department may by regulations make provision for this Act to apply, with
or without modifications, as if —
(a) any individual of a prescribed description who would not
otherwise be a worker for the purposes of this Act were a worker
for those purposes;
(b) there were in the case of any such individual a worker’s contract
of a prescribed description under which the individual
works; and
(c) a person of a prescribed description were the employer under that
contract.
35 Power to apply Act to offshore employment

[P1998/39/42]
(1) In this section “offshore employment” means employment for the
purposes of activities in the territorial waters of the Island
(2) The Council of Ministers may by order provide that the provisions of this
Act apply, to such extent and for such purposes as may be specified in
the order (with or without modification), to or in relation to a person in
offshore employment.
(3) An order under this section may make provision for conferring
jurisdiction on any court specified in the order, or on the Tribunal, in
respect of offences, causes of action or other matters arising in connection
with offshore employment, but any such jurisdiction shall be without
prejudice to jurisdiction exercisable apart from this section by that or any
other court or tribunal.
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Exclusions
36 Share fishermen

[P1998/39/43]
A person —
(a) employed as master, or as a member of the crew, of a fishing
vessel, and
(b) remunerated, in respect of that employment, only by a share in
the profits or gross earnings of the vessel,
does not qualify for the minimum wage in respect of that employment.
37 Voluntary workers

[P1998/39/44]
(1) A worker employed by a charity, a voluntary organisation, an associated
fund-raising body or a statutory body does not qualify for the minimum
wage in respect of that employment if he receives, and under the terms
of his employment (apart from this Act) is entitled to, —
(a) no monetary payments of any description, or no monetary
payments except in respect of expenses —
(i) actually incurred in the performance of his duties; or
(ii) reasonably estimated as likely to be or to have been so
incurred; and
(b) no benefits in kind of any description, or no benefits in kind other
than the provision of some or all of his subsistence or of such
accommodation as is reasonable in the circumstances of the
employment.
(2) A person who would satisfy the conditions in subsection (1) but for
receiving monetary payments made solely for the purpose of providing
him with means of subsistence shall be taken to satisfy those
conditions if —
(a) he is employed to do the work in question as a result of
arrangements made between a charity acting in pursuance of its
charitable purposes and the body for which the work is done; and
(b) the work is done for a charity, a voluntary organisation, an
associated fund-raising body or a statutory body.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) —
(a) any training (other than that which a person necessarily acquires
in the course of doing his work) shall be taken to be a benefit in
kind; but
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(b) there shall be left out of account any training provided for the sole
or main purpose of improving the worker’s ability to perform the
work which he has agreed to do.
(4) In this section —
“associated fund-raising body” means a body of persons the profits of which are
applied wholly for the purposes of a charity or voluntary organisation;
“receive”, in relation to a monetary payment or a benefit in kind, means receive
in respect of, or otherwise in connection with, the employment in
question (whether or not under the terms of the employment);
“statutory body” means a body established by or under an enactment;
“subsistence” means such subsistence as is reasonable in the circumstances of
the employment in question, and does not include accommodation;
“voluntary organisation” means a body of persons, or the trustees of a trust,
which is established only for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic
purposes, but which is not a charity.
38 Members of religious communities etc

[P1998/39/44A, P1999/26/22]
(1) This section applies to a community —
(a) which is, or is established by, a charity,
(b) whose purpose is to practise or advance a belief of a religious or
similar nature, and
(c) some or all of whose members live together for that purpose, but
(d) is not an independent school (within the meaning of the Education
Act 2001) and does not provide a course of further education.
(2) The members of a community to which this section applies who live
together as mentioned in subsection (1)(c) do not qualify for the
minimum wage in respect of employment by the community.
39 Detainees

[P1998/39/45]
(1) A detainee does not qualify for the minimum wage in respect of any
work which he does in pursuance of custody rules.
(2) In this section “detainee” and “custody rules” have the same meanings
as in the Custody Act 1995.
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Agricultural workers
40 Relationship between this Act and Agricultural Wages Act 1952

[P1998/39/46]
(1) A person who has been prosecuted for either of the following offences —
(a) an offence under any provision of this Act in its application for
the purposes of the Agricultural Wages Act 1952 , or
(b) an offence under any provision of this Act in its application
otherwise than for the purposes of that Act,
shall not also be liable to be prosecuted for the other offence which is
constituted by the same conduct or alleged conduct for which he was
prosecuted.
(2) No amount shall be recoverable both —
(a) under or by virtue of this Act in its application for the purposes of
the Agricultural Wages Act 1952, and
(b) under or by virtue of this Act in its application otherwise than for
those purposes,
in respect of the same work.
(3) Nothing in the Agricultural Wages Act 1952, or in any order under that
Act, affects the operation of this Act in its application otherwise than for
the purposes of that Act.
41 Amendments relating to remuneration etc of agricultural workers

[P1998/39/47]
(1) The Agricultural Wages Act 1952 is amended in accordance with the
Schedule.
(2) The Department and the Department of Environment, Food and
Agriculture acting jointly may by regulations —
(a) make any amendments of the Agricultural Wages Act 1952 which
appear to them to be necessary or expedient in consequence of
this Act or of regulations under section 1(3), 4 or 5; and
(b) amend, or make provision in substitution for, section 6 of that Act
(reckoning of benefits etc. as wages).21

Miscellaneous
42 Application of Act to superior employers

[P1998/39/48]
Where —
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(a) the immediate employer of a worker is himself in the employment
of some other person, and
(b) the worker is employed on the premises of that other person,
that other person shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be the
employer of the worker jointly with the immediate employer.
43 Restrictions on contracting-out

[P1998/39/49]
(1) Any provision in any agreement (whether a worker’s contract or not) is
void in so far as it purports —
(a) to exclude or limit the operation of any provision of this Act; or
(b) to preclude a person from bringing proceedings under this Act
before the Tribunal.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an agreement settling a complaint to the
Tribunal under this Act where —
(a) the agreement is made with the assistance of an industrial
relations officer; or
(b) the following conditions are satisfied —
(i) the agreement is in writing;
(ii) the agreement relates to the particular complaint;
(iii) the complainant has received independent legal advice
from an advocate as to the terms and effect of the proposed
agreement and in particular its effect on his ability to
pursue a complaint before the Tribunal;
(iv) the agreement identifies the advocate;
(v) the agreement states that the conditions in this paragraph
are satisfied.
44 Publicity

[P1998/39/50]
(1) The Department shall arrange for information about this Act and
regulations under it to be published by such means as appear to the
Department to be most appropriate for drawing the provisions of this
Act and those regulations to the attention of persons affected by them.
(2) The information required to be published under subsection (1) includes,
in particular, information about —
(a) the hourly rate for the time being prescribed under section 1;
(b) the method or methods to be used for determining under
section 3 the hourly rate at which a person is to be regarded for
the purposes of this Act as remunerated by his employer in
respect of his work in any pay reference period;
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(c) the methods of enforcing rights under this Act; and
(d) the persons to whom section 4 applies and the provision made in
relation to them by regulations under that section.
Supplementary
45 Regulations and orders

Regulations and orders made by the Council of Ministers or any Department
under this Act (except an order under section 48(2)) shall not have effect unless
they are approved by Tynwald.
46 Meaning of “worker”, “employee” etc

[P1998/39/54]
(1) In this Act “employee
” means an individual who has entered into or
works under (or, where the employment has ceased, worked under) a
contract of employment.
(2) In this Act “contract of employment
” means a contract of service or
apprenticeship, whether express or implied, and (if it is express) whether
oral or in writing.
(3) In this Act “worker
” (except in the phrases “agency worker” and “home
worker”) means an individual who has entered into or works under (or,
where the employment has ceased, worked under) —
(a) a contract of employment; or
(b) any other contract, whether express or implied and (if it is
express) whether oral or in writing, whereby the individual
undertakes to do or perform personally any work or services for
another party to the contract whose status is not by virtue of the
contract that of a client or customer of any profession or business
undertaking carried on by the individual;
and any reference to a worker’s contract shall be construed accordingly.
(4) In this Act “employer
”, in relation to an employee or a worker, means
the person by whom the employee or worker is (or, where the
employment has ceased, was) employed.
(5) In this Act “employment
” —
(a) in relation to an employee, means employment under a contract
of employment; and
(b) in relation to a worker, means employment under his contract;
and “employed
” shall be construed accordingly.
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47 Interpretation

[P1998/39/55]
(1) In this Act —
“the Agriculture Department
” [Repealed]22

“authorised officer
” means a person authorised by the Department to act as an
authorised officer for the purposes of this Act;
“charity
” means a body of persons, or the trustees of a trust, established for
charitable purposes only;
“civil proceedings
” means proceedings before the Tribunal or civil proceedings
before any other court;
“the Department
” means the Department of Economic Development;23

“enforcement notice
” shall be construed in accordance with section 15;
“further education
” means full-time or part-time education for persons over
compulsory school age;
“notice
” means notice in writing;
“pay reference period
” shall be construed in accordance with section 1(6);
“penalty notice
” shall be construed in accordance with section 17;
“person who qualifies for the minimum wage
” shall be construed in
accordance with section 1(2); and related expressions shall be construed
accordingly;
“prescribe
” means prescribe by regulations;
“regulations
” means regulations made by the Department, except in the case
of —
(a) regulations under section 1(3) or 17(4) made by the Department
and the Treasury acting jointly; and
(b) regulations under section 41(2) made by the Department and the
Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture acting
jointly;24

“the Tribunal
” means the Employment Tribunal.
(2) Any reference in this Act to a person being remunerated for a pay
reference period is a reference to the person being remunerated by his
employer in respect of his work in that pay reference period.
(3) Any reference in this Act to doing work includes a reference to
performing services; and “work” and other related expressions shall be
construed accordingly.
48 Short title and commencement

(1) This Act may be cited as the Minimum Wage Act 2001.
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(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the
Department may by order appoint.25

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SCHEDULE

AMENDMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL WAGES ACT 1952

Section 41(1)
[Sch amends the following Act —
Agricultural Wages Act 1952 q.v.]
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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
Subs (3) amended by SD155/10 Sch 2. 2
Subs (7) amended by Public Services Commission Act 2015 Sch. 3
Subs (3) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 4
Subs (4) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 5
Subs (2) amended by Civil Partnership Act 2011 Sch 14. 6
Subs (2) amended by SD155/10 Sch 3. 7
Para (b) amended by SD155/10 Sch 3. 8
Subs (1) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 9
Subs (2) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 10
Subs (2A) inserted by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 11
Subs (2B) inserted by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 12
Para (a) substituted by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 13
Para (b) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 14
Subs (4) substituted by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 15
Para (a) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 16
Para (b) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 17
S 22 repealed by Employment Act 2006 Sch 9. 18
Para (a) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 19
Ss 24 and 25 repealed by Employment Act 2006 Sch 9. 20
Subs (2) amended by Employment Act 2006 Sch 8. 21
Subs (2) amended by SD155/10 Sch 3. 22
Definition of “the Agriculture Department” repealed by SD155/10 Sch 3. 23
Definition of “the Department” amended by SD155/10 Sch 2.
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Para (b) amended by SD155/10 Sch 3. 25
ADO (whole Act) 1/1/2002 (SD597/01).

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