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Isle of Man

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The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. The main language is English, and some of the people speak Manx. The main industries are financial services, technology, manufacturing and tourism. The Isle of Man TT is the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world.

Employment contracts in Isle of Man may be verbal or written. They may be open-ended or for a limited term.

An employer must give employees a written statement of particulars or a written contract covering the main terms of their employment. The written statement or contract must provide:

  • the names of the employer and employee,

  • the date employment began and the employment term, if any,

  • the employee’s salary and payment intervals,

  • the employee’s title,

  • the work hours and place of work,

  • leave entitlements and other benefits,

  • any collective agreements that affect the employee’s terms and conditions,

  • details of work required outside of the Isle of Man,

  • disciplinary rules and procedures for appealing a disciplinary decision, and

  • contact information for the employee to bring grievances.

Isle of Man does not have a legal standard workweek, but limits shop workers’ hours to 44 hours a week at 10 hours a day.

Isle of Man’s labor law does not address overtime hours or compensation for private sector employees.

Isle of Man does not limit an employee’s sick leave.

Employers in Isle of Man do not pay employees on sick leave. The employee may be entitled to an incapacity benefit from the Social Security Division of the Treasury.

An employee may take up to 26 weeks of maternity leave in Isle of Man. She may begin maternity leave as early as 11 weeks before her expected due date.

Employers in Isle of Man are not required to pay employees on maternity leave. The employee may be entitled to social security maternity pay.

Male employees in Isle of Man may take one or two weeks of paternity leave within 56 days of the child’s birth. Employers are not required to pay employees on paternity leave. The employee may be entitled to a social secuirty paternity pay.

Isle of Man has a minimum wage. Employers are not required to pay bonuses.

Employees receive four weeks of paid annual leave in Isle of Man.

In Isle of Man, the public holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day

  • Good Friday

  • Easter Monday

  • Early May Bank Holiday

  • Late May Bank Holiday

  • T.T. Bank Holiday

  • Tynwald Day

  • Summer Bank Holiday

  • Christmas

  • Boxing Day

Isle of Man has universal healthcare from the National Health Service, called Manx Care. Services are free at the point of contact.

Isle of Man also has private healthcare services. Employers may provide private health insurance as an employee benefit.

An employer in Isle of Man can terminate an open-ended employment contract by giving the employee notice. The notice period is:

  • one week if the employee has less than two years of service,

  • one week for each complete year of service if the employee has between two and 12 years of service, and

  • 12 weeks if the employee has more than 12 years of service.

An employee in Isle of Man dismissed for redundancy is entitled to a redundancy payment for each complete year of employment, up to 26 years.

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