Social Security - Employer's responsibilities and rights
Updated: 5th October 2016
Words You May Need to Know
Anonymous – no name is given
Contribution - everyone living in Jersey is required to pay social security contributions by law (unless they are exempt). Employers are also required by law to make a contribution for their employees. For details see http://www.gov.je/working/contributions/payments/Pages/index.aspx
Deduction – taking something off eg in a sale there might be a ‘50% deduction’ on something costing £10. So there would be a deduction of £5.
Wages slip – ie something written that shows what you have been paid
Employers are allowed by law to take a maximum amount of 6% from any of their employee's wages to cover their employee's social security contribution.
However the deduction of further amounts by an employer, for example, to reimburse the employer for the employer's contribution that they must make for their employee is illegal.
The Social Security Department will investigate any complaint made to them. If a person makes a complaint they will need to give the Department evidence such as a wages slip, a contract of employment or some other papers or documents to help with the investigation.
However, the Department is allowed to go to an employer’s place of work and make an ‘on the spot check' without having got a complaint first. So, the Department could carry out an on the spot check if they get an anonymous ‘tip-off’ such as a phone call or a letter from someone saying they think there is a problem without a person making a complaint first.
For further details on what an employer needs to do in order to comply with Social Security legislation see:
For further information contact the Social Security Department:
Philip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street, St Helier JE4 8PE
Telephone: 01534 445505
Fax: 01534 445525
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm