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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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Failure to provide staff with certain training and information can have expensive consequences. Here's what you need to know.
14% of the UK's population made up of people born outside the UK. Chances are your business will employee a migrant worker at some point. Here are the benefits and legal considerations.
The coronavirus crisis has put the spotlight on UK immigration policy how many sectors will struggle once the proposed point-based system is introduced. Immigration solicitor Danielle Cohen explores the issues.
Many business owners are taking charge of a remote workforce for the first time. These tips will help you stay in control of your staff, wherever they are.
Statutory pay rates increase each April and this year the lowest paid are to benefit from a bumper pay rise.
COVID-19 is forcing many societal changes on us from homeworking to online schooling. Discover how the tech firms are helping us transition.
If you are made redundant, you may be entitled to redundancy pay. We explain your rights to statutory and contractual pay.
If you want to want to protect your firm against data breaches, and reduce misuse of company resources, you might consider using monitoring software.
Make sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy the festivities this year. Tips to make sure your workplace Christmas celebration goes with a swing.
Nine babies are stillborn every day in the UK. If an employee lost a child, what would you do? Kirsten Cluer explores the Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act.
Certain employees have the right to request flexible working. So, how do you introduce flexible working if you receive a request? Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula explains.
Serious questions have been asked after a TV celebrity was pressured into labelling himself as bisexual. Kirsten Cluer discusses the implications.
Instead of protecting trade secrets, NDAs are now frequently used to silence employees - but the tide is turning. Upcoming changes to be aware of.
Rules on dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know, almost year after the government guidance was published.
Almost a third of UK employees have experienced workplace bullying. Employers must take appropriate action to tackle bad behaviour - here's how.

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