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Establishing a successful recruitment process and clear written employment contracts for new employees 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.

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Under a settlement agreement, a compensation payment is typically given to the employee in return for the employee agreeing not to make any claims against the employer.
Online social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have moved into the business mainstream - but the law isn't always clear.
It's essential to get your remuneration packages right to attract and retain reliable employees with the skills your business needs. Our guide.
A good pension scheme can be an invaluable benefit for attracting and retaining key senior staff. Our guide to the options available.
Our guide to setting up good procedures that let you deal with disciplinary and grievance issues consistently and fairly.
Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings, poor performance, low morale and wasted time. Learn to communicate well with employees.
A well-thought-out internet policy can stop employees wasting time online, downloading viruses and endangering data security. How to introduce one.
An email policy sets out how employees can use email and any monitoring you intend to do. Here's how to formulate a clear policy.
Working time regulations safeguard employee health and safety. Our guide to holidays, breaks, night work and other working time employee rights.
Every business must now enrol their employees in an occupational pension scheme. Read our guide to the law and how to fulfil your duties.
Sooner or later, every business with employees will experience turnover. Use our handy checklist to make sure the exit period is handled well.
All businesses should have clear, fair procedures to avoid disputes getting to tribunal, and to give them the best chance of success if one does.
How to draw up a legally-binding employment contract between employer and employee, covering key terms and conditions including pay and leave.
Discriminating against employees on any grounds other than their ability to do the job is a bad idea. Our guide to workplace discrimination.
Employment law can be complex, but you must get it right, or face potential legal claims. Our guide to the basic employment law.

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