|“We have been extremely pleased with the service you have given us over the years and consider it to have been excellent value for money.”
Mrs C A – Whitchurch
|Your employee's statutory rights|
By being on a PAYE scheme and having NI contributions deducted from their salary your employee has certain statutory rights, which you as an employer have a legal responsibility to adhere to. These include rights to statutory sick pay and maternity pay and leave, as well as contributions towards their state pension and unemployment benefits. In addition your employee is also entitled to annual paid leave and redundancy pay.
|Basic document checks|
According to the Asylum and Immigration Act 2006 all UK employers have a legal duty to make basic document checks on each person they intend to employ in order to establish that they have a right to work in the UK and are here legally.
|Always agree a gross wage with your employee|
Employers often agree a net (i.e. take-home) wage with their employee, but in reality they are always paid a gross salary, with tax and National Insurance Contributions deducted and paid to HMRC on a quarterly basis by the employer. Although many domestic employers tend to look on this as an additional cost, it is actually part of the employee's gross wage.
If you agree a fixed net wage you are committing yourself to paying all of your employee’s income tax and NI to make up their gross wage, irrespective of their individual tax code or tax position.
Please also be aware that a gross wage is not the total cost to you as an employer. In addition to this you have to pay an Employer’s National Insurance Contribution, which is not part of the employee’s gross wage. This extra sum will be advised to you when we send your first payslip for your employee.