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Employing people

Your legal obligations to staff, including information on recruitment, leave and contracts.

  1. Apply to offer SQA qualifications at your organisation

    Information on getting approval to award SQA qualifications.

  2. Children's Panel volunteers: employers

    Information for employers of Children’s Panel volunteers, includes time off they might need from work.

  3. Create an SQA qualification for your organisation

    Information on creating a customised award that's owned and developed by your organisation.

  4. Disclosure and criminal record checks

    Information for individuals and employers on applying for a criminal records check. Includes types of disclosure, when you might need it and how to apply to Disclosure Scotland.

  5. Dismissing staff and redundancies

    Find out about resignations, dismissals, disciplinaries and redundancy pay.

  6. Employment contracts and working hours

    Our employment contracts and working hours content will help you determine your legal obligations to employees.

  7. Equality and diversity in your workforce

    Find information on maintaining equality and diversity in the workplace.

  8. Find templates for recruiting staff

    Find templates your business can use to help you recruit new staff members.

  9. Get help to employ staff

    Get help from Talent Scotland to recruit new staff.

  10. Employee pay

    Information on your obligations when paying employees, including National Minimum Wage and sick pay.

  11. Employee training

    Information on the options and schemes available for training your employees.

  12. Health and safety at work

    Information on employers' legal responsibility to provide safe and healthy conditions for employees and customers.

  13. Hiring staff in other countries

    What to consider when you are employing staff in other countries.

  14. Minimum wage for agricultural workers

    Find out the current minimum wages, holiday and sick pay for agricultural workers.

  15. Recruiting and hiring

    Information on employing staff and checking suitability.

  16. Register your organisation with Disclosure Scotland

    How to register your organisation with Disclosure Scotland to access PVG Scheme, Standard and Enhanced disclosure information. How and why to register and responsibilities of registered bodies.

  17. Staff pensions

    Find out what you need to do to enrol your staff in a pension scheme.

  18. Statutory leave and time off

    Information on staff time off - holidays, maternity, paternity, parental leave, sick pay, career breaks, public duties e.g. jury service, justice of the peace.

  19. Writing job descriptions and advertising vacancies

    Find information on writing job descriptions and advertising job vacancies.

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