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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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Instead of protecting trade secrets, NDAs are now frequently used to silence employees - but the tide is turning. Upcoming changes to be aware of.
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It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate on grounds of age when recruiting, promoting, training or providing any other benefit to employees.
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Online social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have moved into the business mainstream - but the law isn't always clear.
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Make sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy the festivities this year. Tips to make sure your workplace Christmas celebration goes with a swing.
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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.
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Quick guide for employers on what amounts to a disability and what they have to do if they have a disabled employee or job applicant.
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Not sure what your obligations are when it comes to employment contracts, or what to do if one is breached? Read our helpful FAQs.
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