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Statutory Rules 1999


81 (C.10) Fair Employment and Treatment (1998 Order) (commencement No.1)
Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This order brings into operation all the provisions of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, apart from Articles 80, 96 and 98. Other provisions in the Order address separate timescale matter relating to monitoring returns.

81 (C.10) Fair Employment and Treatment (1998 Order) (commencement No.1)
Order (Northern Ireland) 1999
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82 Fair Employment and Treatment (1998 Order) (Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This order addresses transitional aspects of Fair Employment and Treatment Order 1998 in relation to: specification of public authorities, monitoring and continuity provisions relating to ’76 and ’89 Acts.

82 Fair Employment and Treatment (1998 Order) (Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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98 Sex Discrimination Code of Practice (Equal Pay) (Appointed day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order stipulates 4/5/99 as the date when the Code of practice on equal pay comes into effect. The code can be admitted into evidence in Industrial Tribunal proceedings and relevant aspects can be taken into account by the Industrial Tribunal.

98 Sex Discrimination Code of Practice (Equal Pay) (Appointed day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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133 Working Time (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations amend the 1998 Regulations of the same name by incorporating European Directive requirements regarding the protection of young workers and other provisions relating to giving the enforcement functions to the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland.

133 Working Time (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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146 (C.14) The Protection from Harassment (1997 Order) (commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order stipulates 12/04/99 as the date on which key articles of the 1997 Order came into effect, namely 1 and 5(3) to (9).

146 (C.14) The Protection from Harassment (1997 Order) (commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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148 Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations revoke and remake (with amendments) the provisions of the Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989. These Regulations are detailed and address matters such as: employer duties, registration, monitoring, public authorities, returns, applicants, and so on.

148 Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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159 The Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Pay (Decisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations provide for the determination of issues, such as submission to Board of Inland Revenue, in the context of Statutory Sick and Statutory Maternity Pay.

159 The Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity Pay (Decisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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196 (C.18) The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 6) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order provides for the implementation of further components of the 1995 Act, specifically sections: 19(1) (6), 20 (2), (5), (9) and 21 (1), 2 (d), (4), (6) and (10) which relate to the duty on providers of service to make adjustments.

196 (C.18) The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 6) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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202 The Disability Discrimination (Service and Premises) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations relate to the duty on service providers to remove, alter or provide means of avoiding a physical feature that makes it impossible/unreasonably difficult for a disabled person to access its services. The Regulations address alternative methods of making the service available to disabled persons and make provisions for various things to be treated as physical features, and provisions regarding auxiliary aids or services.

202 The Disability Discrimination (Service and Premises) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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277 Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order (effective as of 18/7/99) brings the unfair dismissal qualifying period down to 1 year continuous employment. Previously the figure had been 2 years. In addition the order lowers the qualifying period regarding receiving a written statement of reasons for dismissal form 2 years to 1 year.

277 Unfair Dismissal and Statement of Reasons for Dismissal (Variation of Qualifying Period) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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306 Race Relations Code of Practice (Elimination of Discrimination in Employment) (Appointed day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

The appointed day for the commencement of this code is 2/8/99 and concerns the code of practice for the elimination of discrimination and promotion of equality of opportunity in employment. The Code can be admitted into evidence in Industrial Tribunal proceedings if relevant to any question.

306 Race Relations Code of Practice (Elimination of Discrimination in Employment) (Appointed day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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311 Sex Discrimination (Gender Reassignment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations extend the existing Sex Discrimination legislation to cover discrimination on the grounds of gender reassignment. The provisions relate to employment and vocational training and apply in the context of where an individual: intends to undergo, is going, or has undergone gender reassignment.

311 Sex Discrimination (Gender Reassignment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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327 The Disability Discrimination Code of Practice (Goods, Facilities, Services and Premises) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order stipulates 1/10/99 as the date on which the Code of Practice on the Right of Access to Goods, Facilities, Services and Premises comes into effect.

327 The Disability Discrimination Code of Practice (Goods, Facilities, Services and Premises) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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355 (C.27) Fair Employment and Treatment (1998 Order) (Commencement No.2 Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order brings into force, on 16/8/99 the remaining components of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

355 (C.27) Fair Employment and Treatment (1998 Order) (Commencement No.2 Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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400 (C.30) Public Interest Disclosure (1998 Order) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order brings all the remaining parts of the Public Interest Disclosure (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 into effect from 31/10/99.

400 (C.30) Public Interest Disclosure (1998 Order) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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401 Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order details the persons prescribed in relation to Article 67F of the Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 via a list which relates to affording protection to a worker if the qualifying disclosure is made in good faith to a person prescribed in the Order provided that the disclosure is reasonably believed to fall within the legal requirements and that any allegation are substantially true.

401 Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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402 Public Interest Disclosure (Compensation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations relate to compensation where an employee has: been dismissed/selected for dismissal on redundancy grounds because he/she made a protected disclosure.

402 Public Interest Disclosure (Compensation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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404 The Disability Discrimination Code of Practice (Duties of Trade Organisations to their disabled members and applicants) (Appointed Day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

The appointed day for the commencement of this Code is 1/10/99 and as such enacts sections 13-15 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The Code is admissible in any proceedings in County Court or Industrial Tribunal if relevant to any question.

404 The Disability Discrimination Code of Practice (Duties of Trade Organisations to their disabled members and applicants) (Appointed Day) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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409 Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order comes into effect on 7/11/99 and revokes the 1986 Order of the same name and subsequent provisions, namely the Redundancy Payments (local Government etc) (Modification) Order (Northern Ireland) 1986. The order modifies redundancy payments rights in relation to employees of certain local government employers and certain public sector employers. The provisions relate to matters such as: continuity, re-engagement, offers of re-engagement and so on.

409 Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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432 Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations are derived from a European Directive and amend provisions relating to information and consultation on redundancies. The Regulations provide that representatives of employees who may be affected by the dismissals or by the measures taken in connection with the dismissals must be consulted. The Regulations go on to detail: consultation with recognised trade unions and if there are no recognised trade unions then employers must consult either other employee representatives or specially elected representatives, maximum 90 day pay compensation for failure to consult, time off for representatives, right not to suffer detriment or dismissal for employee representatives and those who participate in the election of representatives.

432 Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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440 The Disability Discrimination (Description of Insurance Services) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations make disability discrimination by an insurer against an employee unlawful as according to S.18 of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).

440 The Disability Discrimination (Description of Insurance Services) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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448 Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

The Regulations consolidate the 1975 provisions of the same name and provide for compulsory insurance of risks relating to employees. The main changes relate to: sum to be insured £5,000,000, more detail regarding cover wording, 40 year storage requirement, in section of past certificates, requests for copy of certificate and so on.

448 Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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451 Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order amends the 1989 Order of the same name and relates to a number of bodies or persons as public authorities for certain purposes under part 7 of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

451 Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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452 Fair Employment Tribunal (Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations amend the 1989 Regulations of the same name by: extending time limits for a respondent to enter an appearance from 14 to 21 days, exercise power to request written answers to questions and related matters.

452 Fair Employment Tribunal (Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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463 Fair Employment and Treatment (Questions and Replies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations revoke and replace the 1989 Regulations of the same name by: prescribing timeframes for question admissibility and timeframe extension provisions.

463 Fair Employment and Treatment (Questions and Replies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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470 (C.35) Employment Relations (1999 Order) (Commencement No.1 and
Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

This Order brings into effect (1/12/99) provisions specified in part I Schedule 1 of the 1999 Order covering – agreements to exclude unfair dismissal rights, awards in unfair dismissal cases and matters relating to the Labour Relations Agency. In addition as of 15/12/99 the order covers – leave for family reasons (maternity, parental, dependants), the Certification Officer for Northern Ireland, the abolition of commissioners and so on.

470 (C.35) Employment Relations (1999 Order) (Commencement No.1 and
Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999
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471 Maternity and Parental leave etc Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

These Regulations relate to amended maternity rights (historical value only) and rights regarding parental leave (13 weeks unpaid leave etc) and so on.

471 Maternity and Parental leave etc Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(opens new window)

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No. 584  The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999

These Regulations come into force on 1st April 1999. They set the hourly rate of the national minimum wage at £3.60; prescribe the working hours in respect of which workers must be paid at least the national minimum wage; provide for what payments by employers to workers are to be taken into account in determining whether the national minimum wage has been paid for those hours; and require employers to keep records sufficient to establish that they are paying their workers at least the rate of the national minimum wage and any applicable agricultural minimum rate.

Regulations 2 to 10 contain interpretative provisions. In particular, they define the different descriptions of work that may be done by workers as being “time work”, “salaried hours work”, “output work” and “unmeasured work”, and define “the pay reference period” and provide that the work done by certain workers in specified circumstances does not count as work.

Regulation 11 sets the hourly rate of the national minimum wage. Regulation 12 provides that certain categories of workers are not entitled to the national minimum wage: they are workers under 18, apprentices (including those on “Modern Apprenticeships”) who are under 19 or in their first year of apprenticeship and under 26, and workers on certain Government schemes providing them with training, work experience or temporary work, or assisting them to obtain work. Regulation 13 provides for certain workers to be entitled to the national minimum wage at a lower rate: the hourly rate is £3 for workers aged 18 or more but less than 22, and £3.20 during the first six months of employment for older workers who agree to undergo a specified amount of “accredited training” during those six months. Regulation 14 prescribes the method of determining whether at least the rate of the national minimum wage has been paid.

Regulations 15 to 29 establish, for each description of work that may be done by a worker, the hours for which the worker must be paid the national minimum wage and say how the total number of those hours in a pay reference period is to be determined.

Regulations 30 to 37 prescribe what payments made by the employer to a worker are to be taken into account in ascertaining whether he has been paid at least the national minimum wage for the total number of hours in a pay reference period determined in accordance with regulations 15 to 29.

Regulation 38 requires employers to keep records sufficient to show that they have paid their workers at least the rate of the national minimum wage and any applicable agricultural minimum rate.

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