Employment law deals with a lot of responsibilities relating to employment contracts and working time, etc. These laws help you retain a happy employee, which gives you productive employees and better working conditions. In this article, we are dealing with facts about employment facts.


Register as an employee

The first course of action that needs to take place before your first payday is to register as an employer. And issue the detailing of the payslip about your earnings to pay any tax and NI owning.


Need to check for the legal right to work

Before you get started on the work, it is important for the employer to check if the employee has the legal right to work and keep the copies of documents


You can change the terms

If the employee wants to change some terms and conditions of the employment agreement, he can. But the changes must be accepted by both the parties and the changes must take effect within the month of writing.


Probationary period

You can make a job offer to the employee after the completion of the probationary period; the period should be long enough for the employers to judge if the employee is able to do his job.

Paid Holidays

Employees are entitled to at least 28 days a year paid leaves for a full-time worker. This entitlement to holidays starts from the first day of the employment and continues during the absences.


Sick pay

Employees are entitled to a sick pay of $94.25, but employers pay a lot more, but they also have the right to refuse these sick pay in case of an employee not being able to comply to the proposed requirements.


Workplace pension

All employees get auto-enroll into contributing towards a workplace pension unless the employee specifically opts out of it. You will have to provide them with access to a contributory pension.


Time off for ante-natal care

A pregnant employee is entitled to paid leave, which includes parenting and relaxation classes. Also, new parents are also entitled to statutory leave.

Gross misconduct

Gross misconduct is the conduct which can destroy employer and employee relationship. You can easily use these in the contract to make them aware of what constitutes gross misconduct and both parties much follow fair and reasonable procedures.


Work limits

All workers who are above 18 are entitled to one day off per week and if the employee works more than 48 hours, they can easily opt-out of this time limit. If the employee continuously works for 26 weeks, they can request for flexible working for both part-time works as well as full-time workers.