Employment Law

Looking after your employees will keep them happy. And it should keep you out of legal trouble too

The Employment Act 2008 and The Employment Rights Act 1996 are two of the most important pieces of legislation for British business owners. Covering everything from unfair dismissal to redundancy payments, they govern the relationship between UK employers and their employees. Our guidance on employment law should give you a decent overview of all you need to know.

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

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Does Your SME Need a Lone Working Policy?

We explore why lone working policies are an important component of every SME's Health & Safety process, and how to go about writing one that's tailored to your employees

Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

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Employment Law Changes to Look out for in 2019

From an increase in NMW rates to CEO pay gap reporting, there are a number of employment law changes to look out for in 2019. Here's a closer look at the top 10

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

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The Risks and Rewards of Unpaid Internships

The government and HMRC are cracking down on companies for their use of unpaid internships. So, what do employers need to consider when taking on an intern?

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

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Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

What rights and responsibilities do employers have in respect of employees with undisclosed criminal records? Tackle this tricky issue with our handy guide

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

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Employment Tribunal Fees: The Impact of Abolition

Four years after their introduction, the Supreme Court has abolished employment tribunal fees, ruling them unlawful. But what does it mean for employers?

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

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Shared Parental Leave: a Guide for Employers

The UK government introduced shared parental leave in 2015, offering parents a more flexible childcare arrangement. But what does it all mean for employers?

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

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The Impact of the Uber Ruling on the Gig Economy

Uber's defeat in a recent employment tribunal will have a huge impact on the company, but what are the wider implications for the gig economy as a whole?

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

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Probationary Periods: What Employers Need to Know

Probationary periods can protect employers when a new employee doesn’t make the grade. But how can an employer implement one effectively and responsibly?

Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

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Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

Your employer should (of course) abide by employment law, but a wise employee should always seek to understand his or her legal rights.

How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

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How the Employment Appeal Tribunal Works

Feel a tribunal decision is wrong? Maybe it’s time for the EAT. We explain how to appeal.

The Employment Tribunal Timeline

The Employment Tribunal Timeline

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The Employment Tribunal Timeline

Planning to make a claim to the employment tribunal? Wondering how long the process will take? This step-by-step guide covers everything you need to know

Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

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Employment Tribunals: Understanding the Basics

What is an employment tribunal, how does it work and what will it achieve? This simple guide from Fleximize covers the basics of employment tribunals

Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

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Seven Common Terms of an Employment Contract

Understand the common terms that you need to include in employment contracts

Legal and Illegal Conditions of Employment

Legal and Illegal Conditions of Employment

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Legal and Illegal Conditions of Employment

Babysitting the boss' kids and a ban on smoking - what a lawful condition of employment?

Want to Appeal Against Disciplinary Action?

Want to Appeal Against Disciplinary Action?

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Want to Appeal Against Disciplinary Action?

If your employer is taking disciplinary action against you, they're legally obliged to let you appeal. Here's all you need to know to appeal successfully