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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.

Home, remote and lone workers are becoming increasingly commonplace. Key issues include communication and how to manage and motivate people remotely.

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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.
Extended flexible working rights and technology have made homeworking increasingly attractive. Here's how to support homeworking for your employees.
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.
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 want to want to protect your firm against data breaches, and reduce misuse of company resources, you might consider using monitoring software.
Employers have a duty to make sure their employees are safe - including those working alone. The business impacts of failing to protect lone workers.
You need to make sure you safeguard employees who work alone - here are the key steps to take to keep them safe, and keep you legal.

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