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At Raeside Chisholm, our team of expert solicitors offers first-class legal support to clients, regardless of the inquiry or legal problem. Our solicitors' sole objective is to achieve a successful outcome for our clients in each and every case we handle.

Under UK immigration law, it is illegal for an employer to employ an individual who does not have the right to work in the UK.

Employers must, therefore conduct checks on each job applicant or prospective employee to ensure that they have the right to work in the UK.

Training on employment laws in the UK

Based in Glasgow, Raeside Chisholm’s employment lawyers advise employers & employees on best practices relating to recruitment procedures, including considering offering employment to a foreign national, please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on 0141 248 3456.

Working Time and Minimum Wage Regulations Scotland

Strict minimum wage and working time regulations are set out under UK employment law.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) sets the minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid. Depending on employees'€™ age, there are different levels of National Minimum Wage.

Employees are entitled to the National Minimum Wage even if they have signed a contract agreeing for it to be paid at a lower rate

Current NMW rates

There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age and whether you are an apprentice. The current rates are:

  • £6.19 - the main rate for workers aged 21 and over
  • £4.98 - the 18-20 rate
  • £3.68 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
  • £2.65 - the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the
  • first year of their apprenticeship

New rates from 1 October 2013

The following rates will come into effect on 1 October 2013:

  • the adult rate will increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour
  • the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 5p to £5.03 an hour
  • the rate for 16-17 year olds will increase by 4p to £3.72 an hour
  • the apprentice rate will increase by 3p to £2.68 an hour.

Working Time Laws Scotland

Under UK employment law, adult workers cannot be forced to work more than 48 hours a week on average, generally calculated over a 17 week period.

Certain types of employment are excluded by the regulations, such as those employed in the armed forces or emergency services whose working week will not be covered by the working time limits.

Employees 18 years old and older can choose to opt out of the 48 hour limit. For this to be effective this agreement must be voluntary and in writing.

Employment Law Solicitors in Glasgow

Based in Glasgow, Raeside Chisholm'€™s employment lawyers advise both employees & employers on working time and minimum wage legal regulation in Scotland. To discuss working time and minimum wage legal regulation or any other aspects of employment law, please speak to one of the top employment lawyers in Glasgow by completing our online enquiry form or contact us on 0141 248 3456.

Expert Employment Law Advice Scotland

A restrictive covenant is generally a clause contained in an employment contract prohibiting an employee from competing with his or her former employer once the employee has left the business. It can also be used to prevent former employees from soliciting or otherwise dealing with customers of the business.

Types of Restrictive Covenants

Many employers seek to include restrictive covenants in employment contracts. restrictive covenants may take the form of non-competition covenants, non-dealing covenants, non-solicitation covenants, or non-poaching covenants.

It is important that specialist advice is taken when drafting or negotiating the employment contract as there is a risk that restrictive covenants may not be enforceable if they are drafted too widely.

Contact our Employment Law Specialists Scotland

Based in Glasgow, Raeside Chisholm's employment lawyers advise employers & employees on all aspects of employment law in Scotland. To discuss legal issues relating to restrictive covenants, please speak to one of the top employment lawyers in Glasgow by calling 0141 248 3456 or complete our online enquiry form

Employment Lawyers Scotland

Employees are entitled to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly monitored and controlled.

Under health and safety at work legislation, employers have certain duties of care to their employees. These include, for instance, the following duties:-

  • to employ competent employees, adequately qualified and experienced;
  • to offer adequate training to employees;
  • to provide adequate supervision and direction of employees;
  • to provide and maintain proper plant, machinery and apparel; and
  • to devise and maintain a safe system of working for each employee.

Employees also have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their own actions in the workplace.

Health and Safety Lawyers City Centre Glasgow

Based in Glasgow, Raeside Chisholm'€™s employment lawyers advise employers & employees throughout Scotland on Health and Safety legislation in Scotland.

To discuss health and safety at work regulations or any other employment law matters, please contact one of the top employment lawyers in Glasgow by calling us on 0141 248 3456 today or complete our online enquiry form

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Raeside Chisholm
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8 Gordon Street,
Glasgow, G1 3PL

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