Contracts and terms of employment in Scotland

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As an employer in Scotland, you类似于500彩票网的APP are obligated to provide specific information about you类似于500彩票网的APPr employee’s role in writing within one month of them starting work. This includes sick pay, place of work and pension information.

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Other employer responsibilities

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