Employment Law Solicitors

Solicitors in Windsor can help both employers and employees with different types of employment laws.


Recruitment Employment Laws

Employers have to ensure there is no discrimination during the recruitment process. It is important to draft the job advertisement properly so that it meets the guidelines of the UK employment laws. Employers cannot discriminate on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, belief, religion, pregnancy, maternity, marriage, civil partnership and trade union membership.

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Residency Status

Employers have to carry out stringent checks to ensure the employees they plan to hire are legally allowed to work in the UK. There can be fines and even prosecution and imprisonment for employers who employ illegal workers.


Terms and Conditions

Employers have to ensure there are written terms and conditions of employment. This document must be made available to the employee. It must clearly identify the employee, the job title, the job description, the place where the employee is supposed to work, the date when the employment begins, hours of work, holiday entitlements, holiday pay, and details of sick leaves and payments.


Termination Notice

Employers cannot remove an employee without giving proper notice. The employee to be removed must be given a termination notice. A minimum of one week notice is to be served to the employees who have been working for the last two years or less. For employees who have been working longer, the employer has to add one week for each year completed in the employment. The maximum termination notice period Is 12 weeks.


Pay

An employee must receive at least the minimum wage as required by the national minimum wage employment laws. HM Revenue and Customs officers can carry out a check in this matter at the business place. They can demand the proof of payments paid to the employees. It is to ensure all employees are being paid at least the minimum wage. Failure to do so can result in penalties which can include paying arrears to the aggrieved employees. Employers have to ensure equal pay, statutory sick pay, and pay on time to their employees.


Working Hours, Rest Periods and Leaves

Staff and workers cannot be forced to work longer than the specified weekly working hours. They should also be assured of rest periods. The leaves include both annual leaves and sick leaves.


There are many other employment laws that apply to the employers and employees. It is to protect the interests of both employees and employers. It ensures safe, healthy and non-discriminatory workplaces.