The Employment (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2010 came into force in part on 1 January 2011. The Law amends the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 to establish a right to a redundancy payment equivalent to one week's wages per year of employment (subject to a cap and certain conditions) for those employees who have completed at least two years' continuous employment with the employer. It also sets out detailed new consultation obligations to apply in redundancy situations and makes a number of other changes.
The Financial Services (Trust Company Business) (Exemptions Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2010 came into force in part on 24 November 2010, with the remainder coming into force on 17 February 2011. The Order amends the Schedule to the Financial Services (Trust Company Exemptions) (Jersey) Order 2000 by extending the exemption under Paragraph 13 so that registration will not be required if an individual acting as a director is a director of no more than six companies (not including directorships which are within the ambit of other exemptions but including directorship of the company in question). It also, from 17 February 2011, amends the Schedule to the Financial Services (Trust Company Exemption No. 4 ) (Jersey) Order 2004 to make the conditions for exemption from registration under Article 7 of the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998 of "connected persons" under that Schedule cumulative – in other words, both conditions (a) and (b) must now be fulfilled.
The Wills and Successions (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2010 comes into force on 29 January 2011. The Law amends the Wills and Successions (Jersey) Law 1993 in relation to the treatment of illegitimate children for succession purposes in order to provide the same rights as legitimate offspring.