Within the UK, there is a multitude of laws protecting employees of their rights. The rights are in place to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and equally. These cover all aspect of employment, from the initial recruitment and contractual stage to aspects such as an employee’s working conditions, pay, discrimination and the different types of leave you are available to take. These rights are not only in place to protect employees, but to also maintain the relationship between an employer and an employee.

Employment laws are regularly updated, like all aspects of legislation. Within the last year some key changes have taken place. In April 2017, the Government has made it compulsory for all large businesses to publish their gender pay gap. This includes the difference in men and women’s pay per hour, and also the difference in their end of year bonus. The Immigration Skills Charge Regulation 2017 has also taken effect, meaning that an employer who wants to sponsor a skilled worker under Tier 2 of the Points-based System is required to pay £1000 per certificate of sponsorship.