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.
|Statutory Sick Pay || Holiday Entitlement|
| Statutory Maternity Pay|| Redundancy Pay|
information for domestic workers
All domestic employers in the UK are required by law to pay at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW). It is a criminal offence for an employer to pay below the NMW, carrying a fine of up to £5,000 on conviction, unless you're living as part of the family household (i.e. without separately metered accommodation). For current NMW rates, please refer to our rates and thresholds page.
- You can check if you are above the NMW from the payslips your employer should be providing you with. Simply divide your gross weekly wage by the number of hours you have worked to calculate your hourly wage
- If you think that your employer is not paying the NMW you are also entitled to inspect the tax records they keep for your employment. They must give you access to these within 14 days of receiving a written request from you, but this should only be your final course of action after more friendly and informal communication between you has broken down
Domestic employees are exempt from the measures concerning working hours but are entitled to a 20 minute rest break for every six hours worked.