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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.

Establishing a successful recruitment process and clear written employment contracts for new employees can have a major impact on your business.

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How to draw up a legally-binding employment contract between employer and employee, covering key terms and conditions including pay and leave.
Employment law can be complex, but you must get it right, or face potential legal claims. Our guide to the basic employment law.
Not sure what your obligations are when it comes to employment contracts, or what to do if one is breached? Read our helpful FAQs.
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.
Employers need to be careful to stay within the law when they are recruiting. Jane Crosby of Hart Brown explains how to recruit with confidence.
Read guidance to help you comply with disability law when recruiting and employing disabled workers or those with a long term health condition
Criminal record checks can be requested by individuals or employers via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Personnel Checks explains how it works.
In an era of social media where we share every detail of our lives online, the amount of misinformation that can appear on a CV is extraordinary.
Discrimination can either be direct or indirect. To avoid discrimination and other claims, you must be fair and be able to show you have been fair.
If you want to attract employees who are suited to your business needs, the process begins with drawing up a good job description.
Skilled interviewing is important to make sure you recruit the right person. How to interview candidates, and common mistakes to avoid.
Recruiting a graduate can give your business an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas - our guide to attracting suitable candidates.
Our step-by step guide to inducting new employees into your business, providing everything they need and helping them feel settled.
Our step-by-step guide to drawing up an employment contract, from thinking up the basic terms to include to agreeing and signing with your employee.

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