regulation

Employment Law

Employment law changes regularly - staying abreast of those changes is crucial for all employers...

Employment law changes regularly and is demanding for organisations to keep abreast of. It currently includes, but is not limited to, the following acts:

Employment law changes regularly - staying abreast of those changes is crucial for all employers...

Good Employment Practices

Invest in training and development for all staff...

These are some other elements of good employment practice you should consider:

Dealing with People

The more people are involved, the more complex your organisation becomes...

Recognising all of the people involved

The people who undertake the work of your organisation, whether they are paid a wage or not, are the most important asset of your organisation. Without them, you simply would not exist. Every person plays a vital role, and everyone needs to view each other as partners in a team working together to achieve common goals.

The types of people involved in your organisation might include:

Paid Employees

You must provide all employees with proper payslips... 

If an organisation decides to take on staff, it must be very clear about the legal and moral obligations that go with being an employer.

These are just some of your legal employment responsibilities:

Volunteers and Other Human Resources

It is vital that the contribution of all workers is recognised, planned for, managed and evaluated... 

There are no specific laws relating to volunteers. In the case of volunteers, the challenge is finding and keeping volunteers without the lure of a salary.

Some examples of good practice in volunteer management include:

Setting Up Subcommittees and Working Groups

Any decisions made by subcommittees or working groups need to be approved by the whole governing body...

It is common practice for the governing body to set up subcommittees and/or working groups (or panels, taskforces, etc). These can provide an excellent opportunity to involve other people from within and outside the organisation; experts or advisors, users or clients, paid staff or volunteers.

What is Governance?

Defining Governance

The governing body makes a unique contribution to an organisation by focusing on the achievement of longterm aims... 

Governance (sometimes referred to as 'corporate governance') can be described as the system that ensures the fit between the organisation's mission and its performance. In essence, governance is about being in control and taking overall responsibility for the work and actions of an organisation. Good governance occurs when an organisation uses transparent decision-making processes to direct its resources and exercise power in an effective and accountable way.

Why the Governing Body is Necessary

If things go wrong, it is the governing body that will be called to account... 

 Overall responsibility

Setting Up a Bank Account

There is nothing that says who should or shouldn’t be named as either the name on the bank account or one of the signatories.

There are no rules as to what the bank account should be named for a charity, it’s up to you in discussion with the bank officials.

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