Employee benefits, including group risk products, can be a valuable tool in ensuring that staff are treated equally, but apprentices should also have access to the same entitlements, says Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body representing the group risk industry. Employers may not realise that apprentices have to receive fair treatment and equality in terms of paid holiday, sick pay – and benefits. Employers must offer apprentices the same conditions as other employees working at similar grades or in similar roles, and this includes any benefits offered.
(For information on employer responsibilities regarding pay and conditions for apprentices – this is the best resource. https://www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice/pay-and-conditions-for-apprentices )
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