Use our free tool to accurately calculate how much redundancy pay & entitlements you should receive from employer for redundancy or termination of employment.

Last Updated: May 11th, 2020

April 13th, 2020 Changes

  • Overhauled calculator to ensure 100% accuracy and compliance with LRIDA and ETRPA
  • Added a reference column for easier navigation and understanding Columns A to Z
  • Fixed an issue on mobile devices where result panel will not get focus after calculation
  • Added Formula to calculate the tax-free portion.
  • Fixed an issue where daily Pay was incorrectly calculated
  • Added additional wording to differentiate between seasonal and regular workers.
  • The calculator will remain free for public usage but will require a Skill Set 365 membership signup starting September 1st, 2020.
  • Removed the question concerning if Notice Received
  • 100% mobile responsive (Fits on all mobile devices)
  • Ability to print calculation summary. Print to any printer or Print to PDF

"Redundancy matters are NOT industrial disputes as defined in the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act.

The Ministry of Labour & Social Security and the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) DOES NOT have jurisdiction to settle redundancy issues.

The Jamaica Employment (Termination and Redundancy Payments) Act (ETRPA) specifically provides that a Parish Court shall have jurisdiction over such matters (redundancy payment disputes), up to a maximum of $3 million.

Any other guidance, Conciliatory meeting(s), recommendations or ruling that did not originate from the Parish or Supreme Courts must be avoided and will be considered ultra vires." - Chartermagnates Limited v The Industrial Disputes Tribunal and Norma Roberts, Feb 14, 2020 - Supreme Court of Jamaica

The Employment (Termination and Redundancy Payment) Act ("the Act") ETRPA of Jamaica provides a legal prescription for redundancy payments and to establish a basis for the determination of redundancy and compensation for Jamaican workers for the loss of their jobs.
The Act makes sure that an employee can receive some forewarning before the realities of a dismissal from employment kicks in, or at the very least, helps them financially to ease the burden based on entitlements. It is imperative that all employers are conscious of their requirements under the act and seek legal advice when considering a dismissal for any reason as error here can be costly in the long run.
A statutory redundancy payment is due where an employee is made redundant with at least two years of continuous service. Seasonal workers may also be entitled to a redundancy payment in circumstances where the seasonal employee has been employed for two or more consecutive seasons on a continuous basis.

This calculator abides by the rules of THE LABOUR RELATIONS AND INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES ACT also known as LRIDA

Employers, who, without reasonable excuse, fail to give the employees being made redundant, a written statement indicating how the amount of redundancy payment has been calculated, will be subjected to a fine not exceeding $250,000.

This notice period is only applicable to workers who have been continuously employed for four weeks or more. The duration of notice that the employee is entitled to varies in accordance with the duration of service that they have provided to the employer. The act prescribes the following minimum notice periods for the corresponding length of service:

  • Two weeks’ notice for an employee with less than five years of service.
  • Four weeks’ notice for an employee with five or more years of service, but less than ten years.
  • Six weeks’ notice for an employee with ten or more years of service, but less than fifteen years.
  • Eight weeks’ notice for an employee with fifteen or more years of service, but less than twenty years.
  • Twelve weeks’ notice for an employee with more than twenty years of service.
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Rule NameValueEffective From:Effective To:Country
Minimum Wage (Hourly Rate)175.00April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Income Tax Percentage25.00April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Income Tax Threshold1500096.00April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Annual NIS Ceiling37500.00April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Employee NIS Rate2.75April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Employee NHT Rate2.00April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Employee Education Tax Rate2.25April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
>6 Mil Income Tax Percentage30.00April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Employer NIS Rate2.75April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Employer NHT Rate3.00April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Employer Education Tax Rate3.50April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica
Employer HEART Rate3.00April 1, 2019March 31, 2020Jamaica

Jamaica's Redundancy Pay And Entitlements Calculator Version 1.5 Update Log

Last Updated: April 13th, 2020

  • Overhauled calculator to ensure 100% accuracy and compliance with LRIDA and ETRPA
  • Added a reference column for easier navigation and understanding Columns A to Z
  • Fixed an issue on mobile devices where result panel will not get focus after calculation
  • Added Formula to calculate the tax-free portion.
  • Fixed an issue where daily Pay was incorrectly calculated
  • Added additional wording to differentiate between seasonal and regular workers.
  • The calculator will remain free for public usage but will require a Skill Set 365 membership signup starting September 1st, 2020.
  • Removed the question concerning if Notice Received
  • 100% mobile responsive (Fits on all mobile devices)
  • Ability to print calculation summary. Print to any printer or Print to PDF

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