On 1 June 2021, various changes to Bermuda’s Employment Act 2000 will come into force (the “Amended Act”). These changes arise from the Employment Amendment (No. 2) Act 2020 and the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 2020, which were both passed in the Senate on 13 January 2021.
In Part 1 of this two-part series on the changes to Bermuda’s employment legislation, we provided an overview of the changes to termination procedures. Click here to read Part 1.
In this Part 2, we provide an overview of the amendments and additions relating to statements of employment, employee entitlements and employer obligations (including those relating to bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace) and other key amendments.
It should be noted that, except where indicated otherwise, the Act applies only to ‘employees’ within the meaning of the Act, being employees who work at least 15 hours a week, wholly or mainly in Bermuda, and who do not fall within one of the exceptions e.g. a casual worker or a student employed in their vacation period.
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