The South Wales Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Welsh Government in a campaign aimed at improving knowledge and awareness of employee rights, and helping employers access the support and advice they may need to stay within the law.
The ‘Know your rights. Know your responsibilities’ campaign will see workers directed to trade unions and employers directed to businesses organisations such as the South Wales Chamber of Commerce, who are able to share best practice and professional advice in the field of HR and employment law.
The South Wales Chamber of Commerce is able to help employers across Wales with expert advice on common HR responsibilities such as health and safety, ensuring equality, employment contracts, fair pay, pensions, holiday and sickness leave, redundancy, and even responsibilities surrounding the increasing need for many to work from home.
The Welsh Government campaign mainly targets micro and small to medium employers, covering sectors such as tourism, hospitality, care, retail and agriculture, with these industries most likely to be affected by COVID19 and Brexit, and requiring the most support.
Sharon Adams, Director of Memberships, South Wales Chamber of Commerce, said: “Employment law can be a really complex subject, resulting in a lack of confidence, confusion and frustration from both employers and employees. We are really well placed to guide employers through the technical ins and outs, and help them ensure that they are within the law and protecting the rights of their workforce.
“We would really encourage any employers who perhaps don’t have the capabilities to deal with these responsibilities effectively in house, to visit the ‘Know your rights. Know your responsibilities’ website and to join an organisation such as ours, where we can help guide you through every step of the process and ensure all your responsibilities are met.”
For more information, visit: https://businesswales.gov.wales/skillsgateway/workforce-rights-and-responsibilities