Your obligations as an employer

As an employer, it is important for you to understand employment-related legislation and your obligations towards the people who work for you (your employees).

Issues such as tax and pay, annual leave and time off, and the rights of parents are all covered by employment legislation and must be applied fairly to employees across your business.

While complying with your responsibilities is important so that your business stays within the law, it also helps to keep staff morale high and reduce staff turnover. Keeping your employees happy and safe can also serve to improve the overall image of your business.

This guide outlines your key responsibilities as an employer.