* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City
Saint Helier

Pound Sterling (£)


BST (GMT +0)

Employment Cost


Annual Leave

14 days

In-demand Specialties*
Finance & Banking, Customer Service, Hospitality And Tourism

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Jersey

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Jersey

Employing in Jersey requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Jersey with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Jersey quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Jersey is known for its robust financial services industry, providing opportunities for employers in banking, finance, fund administration, and wealth management.

Due to the relatively small population of Jersey, the tight-knit community may foster strong professional relationships and unique work culture within the island.

Jersey has a unique blend of British and French influences. Situated in the English Channel but closer to France, the island has a captivating mix of cultural elements from both countries, reflected in its language, cuisine, and traditions, creating a distinctive and rich cultural tapestry.

Despite its small size, Jersey has a robust infrastructure with an intricate network of over 500 miles of roads and lanes. This comprehensive road system is remarkable for an island spanning only 46 square miles.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Jersey

Understanding Jersey's employment laws is vital when hiring local talent, as these laws are specifically tailored to the country's way of life. A customary contract an employer may provide should include:

  • Identification of both parties
  • Start date of employment
  • Job responsibilities and duties
  • Employee's compensation and other benefits.

Probationary Period in Jersey

In Jersey, the probationary period for employees must not exceed one month.

Working hours in Jersey

In Jersey, there are no specific daily work-hour limits for employees, but employers must adhere to health and safety legislation, safe practices, and any industry-specific guidelines. Additionally, employees are entitled to a continuous 24-hour rest period within each 7-day working period.

Overtime in Jersey

Provisions for overtime should be included in employment contracts in Jersey.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Jersey

Jersey has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

January 1st - December 31st

Fiscal Year in Jersey

January 1st - December 31st is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Jersey use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Jersey

The payroll cycle in Jersey is usually monthly, with employees being paid by the last day of the month.

Minimum Wage in Jersey

Minimum wages and salaries in Jersey

In Jersey, there's no statutory minimum wage set by law. Wages are determined through negotiations between employers and employees or by industry standards and collective agreements.

Bonus Payments in Jersey

There is no legal obligation to pay 13th-month salary in Jersey

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Jersey

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Jersey's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Jersey.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 6.50% on top of the employee salary in Jersey.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Jersey, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 6%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Jersey applies a flat income tax rate of 20%.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Jersey

In Jersey, there are various pension schemes available for residents, including occupational pension schemes, personal pension plans, and the Jersey Social Security pension scheme. These schemes provide retirement benefits and financial security for individuals after they retire.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Jersey tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Jersey

When it comes to terminating employment in Jersey, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

To establish the fairness or unfairness of an employee's dismissal, the employer must show that the reasons for the action are justified. These reasons might include:

  • Incapability of job role
  • Misconduct
  • Redundancy
  • Legal obligations

Notice Period

For employees on a permanent contract, who have worked eight hours or more weekly, the employer's minimum notice period is as follows based on continuous employment:

  • 1 week's notice for service under 2 years.
  • 2 weeks' notice for service of 2 to less than 3 years.
  • 3 weeks' notice for service of 3 to less than 4 years.
  • 4 weeks' notice for service of 4 to less than 5 years.
  • 5 weeks' notice for service of 5 to less than 6 years.
  • 6 weeks' notice for service of 6 to less than 7 years.
  • 7 weeks' notice for service of 7 to less than 8 years.
  • 8 weeks' notice for service of 8 to less than 9 years.
  • 9 weeks' notice for service of 9 to less than 10 years.
  • 10 weeks' notice for service of 10 to less than 11 years.
  • 11 weeks' notice for service of 11 to less than 12 years.
  • 12 weeks' notice for service of 12 years or more.

Severance Pay

If a dismissal is fair except for redundancy cases, no severance payment is due. In cases of unfair dismissal, the employee may receive a compensatory award. Monetary awards from the Jersey Employment Tribunal range up to 26 weeks' pay, based on the length of service:

  • Less than 6 months' service or automatically unfair: up to 4 weeks' pay.
  • 6 to 12 months' continuous service: 4 weeks' pay.
  • Over 12 to less than 24 months' service: 8 weeks' pay.
  • Over 24 to less than 36 months' service: 12 weeks' pay.
  • Over 36 to less than 48 months' service: 16 weeks' pay.
  • Over 48 to less than 60 months' service: 21 weeks' pay.
  • Over 5 years' service: 26 weeks' pay.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Jersey

The annual leave entitlement in Jersey is 14 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Jersey

In Jersey, there are 11 recognized public holidays:

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Jersey

Maternity Leave in Jersey

Paternity Leave in Jersey

Sick Leave in Jersey

Parental Leave In Jersey

Jersey's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Jersey

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Jersey's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Jersey

Make your benefits package in Jersey a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

  • Background Checks

Statutory benefits for employment in Jersey

In Jersey, mandatory benefits for employees typically include:

  • Probationary period
  • Annual leave
  • Public holidays
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Severance pay
  • Social security benefits

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Jersey within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Jersey create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Jersey

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Jersey.

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Legal and compliance experts are readily available to provide guidance and case-by-case Q&A support.

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