For business owners, and others working in the hospitality sector, there are endless demands. It can sometimes feel like you need to become an expert in numerous fields, all while trying to run your business.
For companies with employees, ensuring you have a good understanding of employment law is paramount. Your business needs to understand its legal obligations and ensure there are policies and processes in place to run your business legally and create a fair environment for staff to thrive.
But where to start?
A vital issue facing hospitality is the recruitment and dismissal of staff. In 2019, Deputy and YouGov commissioned a report ‘Retaining British Hospitality Workers’. The report found that the rate of employee turnover in the UK’s hospitality sector was 30%, double the UK average.
Clearly, recruitment and employee issues are even more paramount in hospitality than other sectors. To run your business effectively, you need to have good policies in place and to understand your statutory obligations to your employees. Learning about employment law can help.
How can I learn more about employment law?
At The Training Terminal, we believe the best way to learn is at your own pace. That’s why we have developed our innovative Introduction to Employment Law course. You simply sign up to buy the course and can complete the modules whenever you wish.
The course is delivered online and takes, on average, between two to three hours to complete. Perfect for those who might struggle to find the time to attend an in-person training on employment law and its implications.
Don’t worry if you struggle with the material. Our friendly team are on hand to answer questions and provide any additional guidance you might need.
What will I learn during the Introduction to Employment Law course?
Our course enrolment is rolling so you can begin whenever you wish. Once you have bought the course via our online portal, you can browse the modules and training materials.
The Introduction to Employment Law course provides a grounding on current UK legislation related to employment. We also cover employee rights and contractual arrangements.
The modules covered include:
Immigration We cover the process for employing foreign workers legally and walk through how to ensure your staff have the right to work.
Contractual Terms In this module you will learn the importance of contracts. You will discover the different elements that are typically included in an employment contract and what implied, express and variable terms are.
Rights During Employment All UK workers are protected by employment legislation. In this module you will learn the major statutory requirements employers must adhere to including; paying the national minimum wage, working time regulations and rules governing shift work. We also cover the basics of maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
Termination of Employment Staff dismissal is rarely easy. In this module you will cover the law concerning dismissal of employees and how to ensure your company’s procedures are fair and in-line with legislation.
Discrimination Law and Equality Act 2010 Issues surrounding equality and discrimination are increasingly in the public consciousness. Learn the legal requirements for companies to protect staff from discrimination in this module.
Business Transfers and Collective Rights Discover the legal obligations when you buy a business with existing employees. This module also covers TUPE legislation and collective rights.
Do I receive an accreditation for completing the Introduction to Employment Law course?
Once you have completed the course modules, you will be asked to complete a short test. By completing the test with a score greater than 21 out of 30 you will be able to access a certificate confirming your completion.
Our certificate is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality and is widely recognised within the sector.