Factsheet number: 4.1
Before you employ a new Personal Assistant (PA) you must check that they are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom.
You must check this for all the PAs that you employ regardless of their nationality and you should not automatically assume that someone does or doesn’t have the right to work in the UK.
Factsheet number: 4.3
An employment contract exists as soon as your Personal Assistant (PA) starts work with you. In basic terms an employment contract is an agreement by a worker to carry out a specific type of work for their employer in return for pay and other benefits.
Factsheet number: 4.4
Induction or training is the process of helping your new Personal Assistant (PA) learn about their job, tasks, responsibilities and their new workplace.
This factsheet explains why an induction benefits you and your new PA. It will give you tips on making your induction programme work and help you to decide what to include in your PA’s induction.
Factsheet number: 4.2
As an employer you have a responsibility to look after your Personal Assistant’s (PA’s) health and safety while they are working for you. You must show that you have taken reasonable care and adequate precautions in order to do this.
Factsheet number: 4.0
You should give a copy of this information to your PA when they start work with you. It outlines details of income tax and national insurance requirements.
Please note this information is not applicable to self-employed PAs.
Factsheet number: 4.7
All employers must look at their pension arrangements. While some employees must be automatically enrolled in a pension scheme, all employees have the right to request to join a work place pension, and all employers must make arrangements to enable their employees to join a pension scheme.
This factsheet explains the steps that existing employers must take.
Factsheet number: 4.5
It is very important to issue the right contract to people who work for you. This factsheet explains with examples how to decide what kind of contract to issue.