Establishing a successful recruitment process and clear written employment contracts for new hires can have a major impact on your business.
Every business needs to be aware of its obligations under minimum wage and equal pay laws, as well as recent pensions auto-enrolment changes.
You must comply with legal restrictions on employees' working hours and time off, or risk claims, enforcement action and even prosecution.
The right employment policies are an essential part of effective staff management. Make sure any policy is clear and well communicated to employees.
While sick employees need to be treated fairly, you need to ensure that 'sickness' is not being used as cover for unauthorised absence.
Most pregnant employees are entitled to maternity leave and maternity pay, while new fathers are entitled to paternity leave and paternity pay.
As well as undermining morale, illegal discrimination can lead to workplace grievances. Employee discrimination is covered by the Equality Act 2010.
Home, remote and lone workers are becoming increasingly commonplace. Key issues include communication and how to manage and motivate people remotely.
The right approach to consulting with and providing information to your employees can improve employee motivation and performance.
Disciplinary and grievance issues can be a major burden to employers. Putting in place and following the right procedures is essential.
Following the right dismissal and redundancy procedures helps protect your business and minimise the risk of a legal dispute at tribunal.
Employment tribunal claims are a worrying prospect for any employer. A tribunal case is a no-win situation – even if the claim is unjustified.
Information on rates of maternity, paternity and adoption pay, how much leave new parents are entitled to and how shared parental leave works
Disability discrimination: key points for the workplace - up to date guidance on what it is, ensuring you fulfil obligations, handling complaints
Disability discrimination - a handy 10-point checklist outlining key obligations employers have in this area
Find out about employee rights and responsibilities concerning getting to work during bad weather or transport strikes
Shared parental leave gives qualifying new parents and partners the right to share their statutory leave following the birth or adoption of a child.
If you need to cut costs, you don’t always need to make redundancies. We list some ways you can cut your costs, not your workforce.
Employers granting one flexible working request but not another need to beware of discrimination claims. Find out how to avoid the pitfalls.
There is no legal definition of a "zero hours contract". This guide outlines the rules governing arrangements where employers don't guarantee work.
Discrimination can either be direct or indirect. To avoid discrimination and other claims, you must be fair and be able to show you have been fair.
You must comply with legal requirements on employees' working hours. Giving employees fair holidays and pay can also help to improve performance.
If your workers' leisure activities create problems with other colleagues or could potentially damage your business' reputation – what can you do?
From reclaiming your business' property to ensuring your confidential information is kept secret, you must make sure that everything you do is legal.
Bereavement in the workplace can be challenging to manage, requiring employers to be compassionate, understanding and flexible in their approach.
The auto-enrolment rules can be confusing for small business owners - find out from our helpful FAQs what your obligations are.
Any employee with at least one year’s service is entitled to take up to 18 weeks’ unpaid leave per child for the purpose of caring for that child.
FAQs about flexible working, including employee rights to request flexible working and your obligations when it comes to granting requests.