Hiring employees in UK

Resource Type: Country Guides | Published Date: 1 February 2021

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Download our guide to employing staff in the United Kingdom

Our team of international HR, payroll, compensation & benefits experts have compiled everything you need to know when employing in the United Kingdom so that you can meet your global expansion objectives.

The guide covers the fundamentals you need to be on top of, including the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Equality Act 2010.

For example, it is a criminal offence for an employer to employ a person who is not entitled to work in the UK. Employers are required to undertake the Right to Work checks at the point of recruitment and obtain suitable documentation from successful candidates.

This guidance will enable you to navigate the United Kingdom’s ever-changing legislation, providing you with the key framework needed to operate compliantly and avoid claims from Employment Tribunals.

The full contents of the detailed guide to employing staff in the United Kingdom are as follows: 

  • Employment of foreigners
  • Employment contracts
  • Probation
  • Remuneration
  • Working hours and time off
  • Leave
  • Social security coverage
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Mandatory allowances
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Data protection

This country guide is intended to be a summary of the major areas of employment law & HR practice and does not constitute legal or HR advice. The guidance was correct at the time of publishing and professional advice should always be sought as specific needs arise.

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