We've been told that the Jersey Employment Forum is reviewing the minimum wage and trainee rate and are asking for views.

Their questionnaire is online at www.gov.je/minimumwagereview and they are asking for comments by 17 August 2012.

The website also provides more information about the review, including details of a public meeting on 1 August.

The Forum is seeking views about what rate the minimum wage should be set at from 1 April 2013 and whether a recommendation should also be made for minimum wage rates to apply from 1 April 2014.

The Forum is also reviewing the conditions relating to the trainee rate, including the types of training that permit an employer to pay the trainee rate and the maximum length of time that the trainee rate should be payable for.

The views received, combined with data about the economy, will help the Forum to decide whether any changes should be recommended to the Social Security Minister.

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