Social Security Minister Paul Routier says the delay is the result of inter-departmental consultation within the UK government, and not because of any problems with the law itself.
The Privy Council has to give Royal Assent to all new Jersey laws before they are enacted.
The process usually takes around six months.
But Deputy Geoff Southern says the length of delay since the Employment Relations Law – which sets up a formal structure for employer/employee relations – was approved in May 2005, was much longer than usual.
‘A delay of this length indicates to me that there may be serious problems with the law,’ said Deputy Southern.
‘I have been saying all along that the Employment Relations Law as it stands breaks International Labour Organisation guidelines and raises several questions in terms of whether it is Human Rights compliant.’