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Guernsey is an island off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel that is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency.
It is the second biggest of the Channel Islands, a collection of islands located north of Saint-Malo and west of the Cotentin Peninsula. The jurisdiction includes eleven parishes on Guernsey, three additional inhabited islands (Herm, Jethou, and Lihou), and several other islets and rocks.
It is not a part of the United Kingdom, albeit the UK manages defense and other areas of foreign affairs. Although the bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are often referred to as the "Channel Islands," they are neither a constitutional nor political body. Jersey has a different connection to the Crown from Guernsey and the Isle of Man, despite the fact that all are owned by the Queen of the United Kingdom.
The culture of the island is a blend of British and Norman influences, with English as the major language and the Pound sterling as the primary currency. Guernésiais is the traditional local language of the island.
Due to the absence of a Guernsey law establishing a maximum number of working hours or minimum rest breaks (paid or unpaid), it is critical for both employers and employees that all terms and conditions relating to hours of work are in writing.
There are no restrictions on overtime work in Guernsey.
The minimum wage in Guernsey is currently set at £8.50 per hour. The young person's rate which applies to 17-year old or younger workers is currently set at £8.05 per hour. However, the Committee for Employment & Social Security continues to pursue an increase in these minimum wages.
Bereavement benefits, family allowance, income support, long-term care benefits, parental benefits, school uniform grants, severe disability benefit and carer's allowance, sickness and injury benefits, and a state pension are all provided by most, if not all employers in Guernsey.
Guernsey does not impose a corporate tax rate.
Individuals in Guernsey are subject to an income tax rate between 0 percent and 290 percent. The actual percentage depends on the income bracket the individual belongs to.
Guernsey does not impose a value-added tax (VAT) or a goods and sales tax (GST).
Before you begin arranging your trip to Guernsey, you must ensure that you do not need a visa, since many nations are required to get a travel permit. This document is not referred to as a visa, but rather as a 'leave to enter' or 'leave to stay.' It should be noted that people of the European Economic Area (EEA) have freedom of movement, whilst citizens of other nations do not. You must have a 'leave to enter' permit if you are not from the EU or an Annex II nation.
If you wish to learn more about the visa rules, visit the Guernsey government website.
If you need a visa to visit the country, you can find out more on the internet, but we suggest that you contact the granting authorities (diplomatic mission, consulate, or embassy) directly. They will provide you the most accurate information. Private websites are not always kept up to date, resulting in major errors.
Nonetheless, we can inform you that you must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your arrival in Guernsey. For further information, contact the closest Guernsey embassy.
In the United Kingdom, there is no standard format for employment contracts. The parameters of a British employment contract may be spelled forth in an employee handbook, offer letter, or collective agreement (if one applies to the employment relationship), among other locations, in addition to a written or spoken agreement. In most cases, employment contracts include:
Contracting parties' rights and duties
Regardless of the form of the employment contract, all employers in the United Kingdom are required to give workers with a written statement of particulars that contains a primary statement. The following must be included in the main statement:
The employer's title
The employee's name and work title
A description of the work to be done as well as the place where it will be done
The start and finish dates (if the contract is for a fixed-term)
The duration and terms of the employee's probation period, if one exists.
Salary and payment frequency
Working hours and days (the principal statement must also specify if the employee is expected to work overtime, nights or on Sundays)
Leave, as well as any other benefits to which the employee may be entitled
Whether there is any obligatory training the employee must complete
There is no set length for assignments. This is usually indicated in the employment contract for fixed-term employments.