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Guidance & Resources

We have listed below a number of links to reference sites that you may find useful when searching for information about employment law and employing people .

Useful links for UK employers/employees:

GOV.UK provides useful information about employing people in the UK (including contracts of employment and working hours, paying workers, workplace pensions, recruiting and hiring, statutory leave and workers’ rights). https://www.gov.uk/browse/employing-people

Individual workers may also find these pages on the GOV.UK site useful:
Your contract and working hours – https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/contract-working-hours
Your pay, tax and the National Minimum Wage – https://www.gov.uk/browse/working/tax-minimum-wage

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. http://www.acas.org.uk/

Matt Gingell www.mattgingell.com is a specialist employment lawyer and legal commentator who regularly writes for well-known publications including The Independent, The Guardian and City AM. Take a look at Matt’s free guides for HR and Employees; they are refreshingly easy to understand and “unstuffy”.
https://www.mattgingell.com/hr-guides & https://www.mattgingell.com/employee-guides/

CIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development  is the world’s largest Chartered HR and development professional body. The CIPD supports and develops those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. http://www.cipd.co.uk/

People Management Magazine presents information, news and updates on employment law on https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/experts/legal

HR Magazine provides business leaders with insight into HR to help them develop high-performing organisations. http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/operational-efficiency/employment-law

Useful links for employers and HR Professionals in countries outside the UK:

FedEE (the Federation of European Employers) provides a practical HR resource for companies operating internationally across Europe, with a focus on employment law, pay and labour relations
http://www.fedee.com/

SHRM (The Society for Human Resource Management) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries.
https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/tools-and-samples/how-to-guides/Pages/default.aspx

AHRI (The Australian Human Resources Institute) is the only national association in Australia representing human resource and people management professionals.
https://www.ahri.com.au/assist