Find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.
N.B. Employees in business have rights under employment legislation.
See more pages on employing
people / subcontacting
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
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
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
DTI booklet 'Employment Rights on the Transfer of an Undertaking'
Legal Advice / Document Templates
It is worth seeking professional legal
advice on employment matters on a regular basis. Find
a solicitor / law firm in our business services listings.
provide a number of legal document templates relating to employment