Yearly Archives: 2015

Changes to the law for employees of “essential industries” Employment Relations Promulgation (Amendment) Act 2015

Introduction 1. A new Employment Relations Promulgation (Amendment) Act 2015 has been passed by the Fiji Parliament and published in the Gazette. It came into effect on 11 September 2015. 2. The Amendment Act makes a few changes to the Employment Relations Promulgation 2007 (“ERP”) which apply generally, but its main purpose is to repeal… Read more »

Income Tax Bill – No 22 of 2015

The Income Tax Bill is now in circulation, intended to repeal Fiji’s 41-year old Income Tax Act. It is understood that it will be debated in the November 2015 Parliamentary session with a view to it taking effect on 1 January 2016. That is less than four months away for those persons with year-ends which… Read more »

Workmen’s Compensation Amendments

Attached is a copy of the Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Act 2015 which was tabled, debated and passed by Parliament all on the same day – 8 July 2015. It came into force on 17 July 2015, the date it was officially published in the Gazette. Under the Workmen’s Compensation Act, an employer is liable to pay… Read more »

The New Government Regulations on Wages

Introduction 1. A number of Regulations governing wages (including the new National Minimum Wage) have just been published in the Gazette and were stated to come into effect, on 1 July 2015. We have some doubt about their validity. The uncertainty arising from these issues has the potential to be bad for everybody – employers,… Read more »

New Employment Relations Regulations 2015

LN 51 of 2015 – Employment Relations (National Minimum Wage) Regulations 2015 LN 52 of 2015 – Wages (Building and Civil and Electrical Engineering Trades) Regulations 2015 LN 53 of 2015 – Wages (Hotel and Catering Trades) Regulations 2015 LN 54 of 2015 – Wages (Manufacturing Industry) Regulations 2015 LN 55 of 2015 – Wages… Read more »