Recruitment - check if someone has the legal right to work in the UK.
Employee checks - apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as a CRB check) if you work in a field that requires one. But note that an employer can only ask for a barred list check for specific roles specific roles. In the UK, it is a criminal offence to ask for a check for any other roles.
Salary - you must pay your employee at least the National Minimum Wage.
Insurance - you need employers’ liability insurance as soon as you become an employer. You can be fined £2,500 every day you are not properly insured.
Statement of employment - send details of the job (including terms and conditions) in writing to your employee. You need to give your employee a written statement of employment if you are employing someone for more than 1 month.
Register as an employer - tell HM Revenue and Customs by registering as an employer - you can do this up to 4 weeks before you pay your new staff.