Name some aspects where UK employment differs from the US?
Vacation - The UK standard is four to five weeks compared to two in US. Salary payments - are made monthly not bi-monthly. Sick pay - The UK Statutory Sick Pay scheme pays a minimal amount only, and can largely be ignored. Salaried staff in the UK expect their employer to pay at least one month at full pay in the first year of service, with perhaps three - six months on half pay after one year. This contrasts with the US practice of 5 - 10 days a year. Disability insurance is normally arranged to be effective after six months sickness. Pension contributions - the company's contribution is 6 -10% compared to a much lower (or nil) percentage in the US. Company cars - despite ever tightening tax penalties company cars are still common in the UK, although taxable car allowances are also common.