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Taking on a new employee

Taking on a new employee

Vanessa Cresswell

Vanessa Cresswell

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When you take on a new member of staff, there are an initial six tasks you need to carry out to ensure you comply with the law:

  • Set your pay rate and pay at least the National Minimum wage
  • Carry out pre-employment checks to ensure your employee is legally entitled to work in the UK
  • Arrange employers’ liability insurance if you are not already insured
  • Register as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs
  • Give your new employee a written statement of employment
  • Ensure your new employee’s first payslip contains details of all deductions (National Insurance, tax etc.)

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