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Practical employment law information for your organisation.


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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**Updated 3 March. Businesses are putting staff on furlough leave using the Government furlough scheme. We answer questions on the Coronavirus Job Protection Scheme.
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Full-time employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday each year. Part-time workers are entitled to holiday on a pro rata basis.
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You must comply with legal requirements on employees' working hours. Giving employees fair holidays and pay can also help to improve performance.
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Working time regulations safeguard employee health and safety. Our guide to holidays, breaks, night work and other working time employee rights.
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Almost all employees with at least 26 weeks’ service have the right to ask for flexible working. Advice on how to consider flexible working requests.
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Find out about employee rights and responsibilities concerning getting to work during bad weather or transport strikes
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Offering flexible work isn't just a legal obligation - it's an opportunity to recruit and retain overlooked talent. Yuliana Topazly explains.
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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.
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Flexible or remote working can improve productivity and staff wellbeing. Stephen Duignan explains how to make it work in a small business.
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FAQs about flexible working, including employee rights to request flexible working and your obligations when it comes to granting requests.
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