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Isle of Man: Business Environment

Labour Market

This page was last updated on 24 January 2020.

The Employment Act 1991 incorporated previous requirements such as those for the issue of written particulars of terms and conditions of employment. Employment law was further updated by the Employment Act 2006, which introduced new rights regarding maternity leave, among other changes. As from 1 October 2019, the minimum wage for workers aged 18 or over is GB£8.25 per hour; for under-18s it is £6.15.

Compared with the United Kingdom, industrial strikes and other disruptions are rare on the Isle of Man. A number of UK-based trade unions have branches on the island, but they operate within an entirely separate framework of employment legislation. An independent Manx industrial relations service, with a full-time industrial relations officer, is available to handle enquiries from both employers and employees. There is also a local employment tribunal with a range of functions under the island's employment legislation.

 

 

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