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Find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Employee Rights.

N.B. Employees in business have rights under employment legislation.

Also Consult:

See more pages on employing people / subcontacting and IR35.

The DTI produce a series of free Employment Rights factsheets see 'Publications List and Order Form Employment Rights Factsheets' (series of 13) URN 99/1058. Other booklets are available from the local Jobcentre or phone the DTI Publications orderline on 0870 150 0500.
ACAS handbook 'Employing People' gives guidence on good practice.

Do I have to provide my employees with access to a stakeholder pension scheme?

If your company has five employees or more you may need to provide access to a stakeholder pension scheme.

Employers unsure about whether they are exempt or not should get a copy of our guide 'Stakeholder Pensions - a guide for employers' (PME1) by calling 0845 7 646 646.

For clarification on the content of the guide you can ring the Inland Revenue's employers' helpline on 0845 714 3143. Your employees do not have to join the company designated stakeholder pension scheme, but as an employer you need to provide them with the option to join.

See our Stakeholder Pensions Frequently Asked Questions: [ click here ]
Stakeholder Pensions introduced 06/01/01

Buying a business?

In general, if you are taking over an existing business, employees' existing terms and conditions of employment must be maintained.

See more pages on businesses for sale / advice on buying a business.


DTI booklet 'Employment Rights on the Transfer of an Undertaking' PL699.

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It is worth seeking professional legal advice on employment matters on a regular basis. Find a solicitor / law firm in our business services listings.

Simply Docs provide a number of legal document templates relating to employment issues.

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