Employee has the rights, whether full time or part-time working for your business entitled to the following in accordance with the Employment Law.
- Be paid at least the national minimum wage.
- Work no longer than the maximum weekly working hours with breaks.
- Entitle to equal pay for equal work
- Entitle to a minimum of four weeks paid holiday
- Protection from discrimination
- A safe working environment
- Notice of termination of their employment ( after one month)
- Be given a written statement of particulars of employment within the first eight weeks
- Entitle to statutory sick pay and statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay
- Maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Parental leave and time off for family emergencies
- Request flexible working arrangements
- Protection from unfair dismissal (minimum one year of employment)
- Redundancy pay with a minimum of two years employment
Above all, you may contact ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) if you require more information about employment law. ACAS provides free and impartial information and advice on employer’s and employee’s rights on all aspects of workplace relations and under the employment law.
It is certainly worth paying attention to employee rights particularly if you have employees or intend to hire one. The benefits of getting on the right side of the law are worth the effort and for the good of your business. This will not only avoid financial penalties but also eliminate unwelcome publicity for your business because unfairly treated employees can make a claim against you at Employment Tribunals or under Civil law normally for compensation.
Lastly, while paying attention to employment law is important and taking care of your company legal requirements also equally important. Especially sending your confirmation statement and company accounts to Companies House on time.