Company Handbook, contracts, disciplinary process, etc
The minimum requirements of a company with regards to HR/ER and their obligations in the UK are as follows:
Employment contracts - All employees must have a written employment contract that sets out the terms and conditions of their employment. This includes the job title, pay, hours of work, holiday entitlement, and notice period.
Payroll - Companies must keep accurate records of their employees' pay and hours worked. They must also pay their employees on time and in full.
Time off work- Employees are entitled to certain amounts of paid and unpaid time off work, including sick leave, maternity leave, and paternity leave. Companies must allow their employees to take this time off when they need it.
Health and safety - Companies must take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of their employees. This includes providing a safe working environment, training employees on health and safety issues, and carrying out risk assessments.
Discrimination and harassment - Companies must not discriminate against their employees on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. They must also take steps to prevent harassment of their employees.
Redundancy - If a company is making employees redundant, they must follow a fair and reasonable process. This includes consulting with employees and giving them notice of the redundancy.
Data protection - Companies must protect the personal data of their employees. This includes keeping data secure and only using it for legitimate purposes.
Records - Companies must keep certain records of their employees, such as their pay records, pension records, and health and safety records.
Training - Companies must provide their employees with appropriate training. This includes training on health and safety, discrimination and harassment, and data protection.
Records- Companies must keep certain records of their employees, such as their pay records, pension records, and health and safety records.
Companies that fail to comply with these obligations may be liable to pay fines or be taken to court/tribunal.