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Employment rules changed for overseas workers

Employment rules changed for overseas workers

Monday 30 March 2020

Employment rules changed for overseas workers

The law has been changed so that anyone with an Employment Permit to work in Alderney can stay, if they lose their job or change role during the corona virus crisis.

Any workers with an Employment Permit to work in Alderney can be reassured that a change made in Guernsey applies to the whole Bailiwick.

The Statutory Instrument was passed by Guernsey’s Emergency Powers Regulations earlier this month, to amend the Bailiwick rules during the covid-19 pandemic.

It means they can remain resident without being employed, or if they work for a different employer or category specified in their Employment Permit.

This applies to all permits, whether long-, medium- or short-term, although it does not affect the validity period stipulated under Population Management Law.

The temporary Regulations came into force on 25 March.

Mary Lowe

Pictured: Deputy Mary Lowe. 

Guernsey's Home Affairs President, Deputy Mary Lowe, announced the move saying it was acknowledged that many people with permits are being affected and "hit hard by the results of Covid-19 shutting businesses temporarily for unknown periods."

She said: "Home Affairs will be working with the Civil Contingencies address a number of changes to the Population Management regime which will allow for maximum flexibility so that everyone can do the jobs that need to be done at this difficult time regardless of their employment status.

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