Module 7 . Employing People

Permanent Employees – Full-Time or Part-Time

Permanent Employees – Full-Time or Part-Time

A written statement of contract
Statutory sick and holiday pay
Maternity, paternity and adoption pay and leave
Employer’s liability insurance
Register with HM Revenue to deal with payroll, tax and national insurance contributions
Providing a safe working environment
Have a robust conflict resolution procedure
Avoid discrimination in the workplace

Fixed Term Contracts

Fixed Term ContractsA contract that sets out the commencement and end date
Other obligations areas above.


Apprenticeships You must offer your apprentice a recognised apprenticeship framework that takes at least twelve months and up to five years to run
Their apprenticeship duties must include obtaining the relevant skills and learning as well as hands-on experience
You must pay them an earning wage and holiday pay
You must allocate a percentage of their working time to training and studies
While the wage you are required to pay an apprentice is lower than hiring an employee, you shouldn't underestimate the responsibility to train them
You may be eligible for government funding to assist you in training your apprentice

Agency Staff

Pay the agency, including the employee's national insurance and sick pay
Provide any facilities that you give to your permanent staff, such as canteen access or onsite childcare to your agency staff.
Provide the agency with the Ts and Cs of your permanent employees.

Freelancers, Consultants and Contractors

Freelancers, Consultants and Contractors Provide health and safety provisions

Zero-hours Contracts

Zero Hours ContractsNational minimum wage and statutory annual leave

Employment Law and You

Breaches of Employment Law

Breaches of Employment Law

ACAS and The Grievance Procedure

Employment Contracts

The Written Statement of Employment Particulars

The Employee Handbook



Freelance HR Support