General Employment Issues

When becoming a Personal Assistant (PA) employer there are a number of things to be aware of:

  • Role and responsibilities as a PA Employer
  • The recruitment of PAs
  • The training to be provided to PAs
  • Legal requirements as an employer
  • The on-going support and supervision to be provided to PAs
  • Managing the money
  • How to deal with any problems that come up
  • How to bring an end to a PAs employment
  • Where to go for further support
  • How to stop being a PA Employer

Next steps

You can find further information at the Citizens Advice in Scotland and ACAS websites found below.

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Last Updated
20 June 2022
First Published
28 March 2022
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