The Employment Law & HR Podcast
Taking on your first employee: Part 3 HMRC & Insurance

Taking on your first employee: Part 3 Registering with HMRC & Insurance

In this weeks' episode it is the third part of the mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee. This week paying the employee & covering your business.

In this episode I will cover:

  • When you need to register as an employer with HMRC;
  • An easy way to check the minimum requirements; 
  • When to register; 
  • What Real Time Reporting is; 
  • How to submit your monthly reports to HMRC; 
  • What software is available to assist with this; 
  • What the minimum insurance requirements are;
  • What the penalties are for failing to have the correct insurance. 

Action Points

  1. Ensure that you check if you need to register as an employer;
  2. If you need to register, do so before you make the first payment to your employees; 
  3. Obtain employers liability insurance from an authorised insurer.

Helpful Information & Links

Check if you need to register here: www.gov.uk 

 

 

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Taking on your first employee: Part 2 Contract Terms

Taking on your first employee: Part 2 Contracts

In this weeks' episode it is the second part of the mini series focusing on taking on your first employee and the considerations which apply with taking on any new employee. This week, the key things to consider when putting together your employee contracts.

In this episode I will cover:

  • Where to find the minimum legal terms required;
  • What you need to consider when preparing your contract terms;
  • Considerations regarding the length of the contract, will it be open ended or fixed term;
  • Whether you should include a probation period;
  • What notice periods you may want to include;
  • Rules regarding holiday and what is important for you regarding holiday requirements;
  • Sick procedures and pay;
  • Maternity, paternity and parental leave provisions.

Action Points

  1. Ensure that you set out the key legal requirements in the contract;
  2. Make sure the contract you use works for your business;
  3. Get a professional contract template prepared for your business. Contact us for a fixed fee quote alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk .

Helpful Information & Links

Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996

 

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Taking on your first employee Part 1: Planning - Episode 54

Taking on your first employee: Part 1Planning

In this weeks' episode I bring you the first episode in a miniseries focusing on taking on your first employee and theconsiderations which apply with taking on any new employee.

In this episode I willcover:

  • Planning and why you should focus on what you want the employeeto achieve, the outcomes before your recruit;
  • Why you should think carefully about all of the costs includingthe hidden costs of taking on an employee;
  • The importance of budgeting correctly when considering salaryand hours;
  • How you can find the right person;
  • How are you going to decide who is the right person for thejob;
  • What references and pre-employment checks you are going tomake;
  • Why an offer letter is important and what to include.

ActionPoints

  1. Brainstorm and plan what youwant before advertising;
  2. Look at your budget;
  3. Ensure that those who are dealing with recruitment have atleast some basic training on the Equality Act;
  4. Outsource all or some of the process. Contact us for a fixedfee quote alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk .

Helpful Information &Links

The Equality Act 2010

 

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