Employment rights

Employees are protected by a wide range of employment rights. This overview will help you understand the key regulations and avoid expensive mistakes.

Employment rights
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Employment rights - overview

Employees are protected by a wide range of employment rights. This overview will help you understand the key regulations and avoid expensive mistakes.

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Eight signs you need help with HR

Many start-up owners struggle with HR tasks until the cracks start to show in the business. What are the eight signs you need help with HR?

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Minimum pay rates | infographic

Almost all workers are entitled to certain statutory and minimum pay rates. Check what rates of pay your employees are entitled to.

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Sample written Statement of Employment Particulars

Every employee is entitled to a written Statement of Employment Particulars after one month outlining the terms of employment. Download a range of full and part-time contracts, self employed and contractor and sub contractor statements of employment.

Woman working with husband and child in background - rights for working parents and carers
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Rights for working parents and carers

Our overview of maternity, paternity, adoption and parental rights, including leave surrounding a birth or adoption, pay and time off for child care.

Woman sick in bed - sickness issues and SSP
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Sickness issues and SSP

Businesses lose a lot of money through employee sickness. Read our guide to your obligations to ill employees and how to manage unauthorised absence.

Woman working at home - the law on flexible working
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The law on flexible working

Almost all employees with at least 26 weeks’ service have the right to ask for flexible working. Advice on how to consider flexible working requests.

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Handling pay and wages

You must pay your workers in accordance with the law and with their contracts of employment. This Acas guidance can help you get it right.

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Acas's A-Z of employment advice

Visit the Acas website to view their A-Z of advice on key employment issues - from managing absence to rights of working parents.