Employing staff in the UK is a lot more complicated than it used to be. Whilst the physical requirements placed on a business are still relatively light in contractual terms, the amount of regulation and other rules and laws that you must comply with expands and chanes at an alarimg rate.
As a business you are required to give your employees a written statement of main terms of employment within two months of them starting employment. You should also issue a legally compliant Disciplinary and Grievance procedure, which can be found on the ACAS web site here –www.acas.org.uk. It is sensible to ensure that you provide an Equal Opportunities policy also.
Where compliance really matters is in areas such as;
- Maternity, Paternity and Adoption
- Shared Parental Leave
- Flexible Working
- Parental Leave
- Working Time Regulations
- National Minimum Wage
- The Living Wage
- Statutory Holiday Provision
- Eligibility to work in the UK