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Employment Law UK Advice
When it comes to employment law UK business owners can't afford to be uninformed. As an employer, you have certain legal responsibilities to your employees. It's also wise to know the ins and outs of their responsibilities to you. But how do you keep track of your mutual responsibilities? It's a minefield, as UK employment law is contained in dozens of individual bits of legislation, each of which has a piece of the puzzle when it comes to running your workplace. It's always a good idea to take specialist advice so that you can be sure that you comply with the law, but for now, here are some of the provisions that you should consider.
Anti Discrimination Laws
Discrimination is a key area of employment law UK business owners should consider, with several regulations and acts governing the treatment of different groups. Discrimination law applies not only in the workplace, but also to recruitment, interviewing and dismissing employees. Basically, it's against the law to discriminate against people because of age, belief, sexual orientation, gender, disability or race. Have a look at these laws for more information:
Are you paying your employees what they should earn? One way to find out is to read up on the provisions of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999. Failing that, look out for the current recommendations from the Low Pay Commission. As a guide, remember that the pay for your employees will vary depending on whether they have just passed school leaving age, are under 21 or are over 21. If you're not sure what you should pay to whom, then take some employment law UK advice.
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