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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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Sacking an employee for gross misconduct can be tricky, and getting it wrong could lead to legal proceedings. Our FAQs explain your responsibilities.
Read our frequently asked questions about making employees redundant, including what procedures to follow and alternatives to consider.
Frequently asked questions on your responsibilities towards travelling and remote workers, and the rights they have to act on behalf of your business.
Answers to FAQs about home workers, including your rights to require people to work from home or to refuse a home working request.
Answers to frequently asked questions on disciplining employees, including grounds for disciplinary action and what to do in specific circumstances.
Answers to frequently asked questions about working time regulations, including exceptions and what counts as time spent working.
Want to know your obligations when it comes to equal pay for your employees, including disputes and tricky issues? Read our useful FAQs.
FAQs about flexible working, including employee rights to request flexible working and your obligations when it comes to granting requests.
Frequently asked questions on workplace discrimination, including your responsibilities to treat people equally and make reasonable adjustments.
Facing an employment tribunal claim can be stressful and expensive. Find out answers to some of your frequently asked questions.
FAQs people ask about dismissing employees, including disciplinary procedures and what to do about claims of constructive or wrongful dismissal.
Frequently asked questions about how to manage pregnant employees in the workplace, and employee rights to maternity leave and pay
Not sure what your obligations are when it comes to employment contracts, or what to do if one is breached? Read our helpful FAQs.
FAQs on your responsibilities to inform and consult with employees when you make business changes, if you have more than 50 employees.
Not sure what to do if an employee has filed a workplace grievance? Our FAQs answer some of your most common concerns about the law.

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