Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Fiji as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Fiji: Government signs visa free agreement with Croatia

A reciprocal visa arrangement which has been signed recently will allow citizens from Fiji and Croatia to travel, transit through, or stay in each other’s country without a visa for a period up to 3 months …

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Fiji: Government starts hourly wage rise review

The government is currently in the process of reviewing basic hourly wage rates …

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Fiji: Study undertaken to review hourly wage rates

The government is currently undertaking a review of minimum hourly wage rates at a national level (NMW) and for ten key sectors …

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Fiji: Workers’ probation not covered under employment law

It has always been unclear what rights new recruits have under labour law. Now the Employment Minister, Jone Usamate, has revealed that no employment protection exists for the first three months of employment. Neither, according to the Minister, does employment law apply to casual or part-time work. For established full-time workers there will be a new right from January 1st 2019 to five days paternity and family care leave.

Fiji: Employers can claim special tax deductions

Employers can claim special tax deductions under the employment Taxation Scheme (ETS) for employing and educating their workforce …

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Fiji: Ministry offers help with maternity leave issues

Although the right to take paid maternity leave has been in existence since 2007, the right only applies to the first three children …

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Fiji: Clarification on pay for work performed on a public holiday

The failure of many employers to pay double time to employees in Fiji who worked over Easter has led the Employment Minister, Semi Koroilavesau, to clarify the meaning of the Employment Relations Promulgation (ERP) 2007 …

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