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Employment Law in England and Wales: The Essential Guide for UKV Managers


The attached document (available to download as a ,pdf below) was created for the use of our UKV managers. We recognise how easy it is to stumble into the pitfalls when dealing with matters of even basic Employment law. We try to give our people the tools to do their job. Whilst, they may have undergone courses or even classroom styled training in a range of general subjects useful for their work, it certainly has helped over the years to have a handbook available to check the finer Employment rules or to help make a decision to the benefit of our colleague and the company.

Our current handbook is entitled:

“A guide for Managers and other Employees of UKV Solutions Ltd”
Winter 2012 and the introduction (below) should be read and understood by the reader to indicate the purpose of this handbook.


This note aims to give a helpful explanation of the key aspects of employment law in England and Wales. Whilst it covers the main topics which employers will need to consider when employing people in England and Wales, it should NOT be regarded as an alternative to taking advice on specific matters.

The employment relationship is governed by both contractual and statutory rights. The focus of this briefing note is on statutory employment rights but a summary of these two sources of rights is set out below:

These notes are intended merely to provide a summary of the law in this area and are NOT a comprehensive guide. They are NOT intended to provide advice for individual cases upon which specific advice should be taken.”

Employment Law in England and Wales: The Essential Guide for UKV Managers

Anyone reading or utilising this handbook should note that it is our advice that you should always seek professional advice in matters of Employment Law and should not rely on this handbook for any purpose except as an informal guideline. We offer no claim that the contents of this handbook are current or accurate at the time of your reading and accept no responsibility for any losses you may incur from its usage of any kind whatsoever .

Image(Martin Button is the Managing Director of UKV Solutions Ltd incorporating UK Vending (Britain’s longest serving vending business), UKV Finance (underwriting sales aid leasing across a vast range of product groups in the UK and Ireland), UKV Corporate Solutions (software development and distribution), UKV Solar (providing Green Energy solutions to businesses through unique financing packages) and UKV Office Perfect (nationally providing reprographics technology including printing, photocopying, MFPs and SFPs and integrated server based and in-cloud software).

Disclaimer: The statements and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of UKV SOLUTIONS Ltd, trading as UK VENDING, UKV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS, UKV SOLAR, UKV FINANCE. UKV SOLUTIONS LTD does not take any responsibility for the views of the author. The author will not be held responsible for any comments posted by visitors to this site. Please note that this article and any article posted on the BLOG does not constitute legal advice. The author has used his best endeavours to make this article as accurate and complete as possible, but requests that the reader be aware that the law of England and Wales frequently changes. The author strongly advises the reader to take legal advice or appropriate professional advice before embarking on any action or making any decision commercial or otherwise.


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