Whether you already have employees in your parish or you are contemplating this for the first time, it is important to be aware of your obligations as an employer and the rights of those in your employment. Ever-increasing and more complex employment legislation places significant responsibility on employers to comply and the penalties for not doing so can be considerable.
What are you trying to achieve?
It is important to consider the question – ‘Is employment the answer?’ Is this an opportunity for people in the parish to give service as a volunteer [link to Managing Volunteers]? Is it better to offer the work under a contract for services, rather than to hire an employee? [link to Self-Employed and Contracts for Services]