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Employee Rights Guide

Some of the most important regulations you must comply with when running a business are those which give certain rights to employees. When you're preoccupied with the day-to-day tasks involved in running your own company, however, it can be hard to keep up to date with the rules.

This employee rights guide is the easy way to ensure that you respect the rights of your employees and act in a fair and legal way. It can help you to avoid falling foul of employment legislation and ensure that you know what to do about the most common issues that arise in the workplace.

This 66-page document contains information on the following topics:

  • Employee pay rights, including the National Minimum Wage, pension entitlements and sick pay, as well as information on itemised payslips and unlawful deduction of wages
  • The different types of employment contract, including fixed-term and part-time, as well as employees' rights to receive written terms and conditions
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption rights, as well as parental leave entitlement
  • Flexible working and Working Time Regulations
  • Employees taking time off work to study or to care for dependents
  • Discrimination and the Equality Act 2010
  • Health and safety
  • Protected disclosures ("whistleblowing")
  • Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) and Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) regulations
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Union recognition