Employment Contracts

The Employment Contracts archive.

Employing & managing staff

Stealing clients

Is there anything I can do to prevent an employee from taking all my clients with her when she goes freelance?

Employing & managing staff

Terminating a contract – what if your worker is only part-time?

We use a cleaner who comes in three to four hours during office hours on a Friday. This is no longer suitable and we have an alternative company ready to deal takeover. How to deal with terminating a part-time contract

Employing & managing staff

How to tell your staff they’re working reduced hours

In light of Covid-19 and the impending Job Support Scheme, how should you tell a staff member that they’re working reduced hours?

Employing & managing staff

What should you include in an employment contract?

When you’re starting a business, employee contracts are probably the last thing on your mind. But drafting a well-written contract defangs problems down the line

Accounts & Tax

6 top tips to prepare for IR35 tax changes – Small Business checklist

Nearly three-quarters of businesses are unaware of impending IR35 tax changes. Here are six top tips to help you prepare

Employing & managing staff

Seven key types of small business employment contract

The number of different employment contracts can feel overwhelming if you are a small business owner. Here is a brief guide to seven different types of small business employment contracts – and where to turn to for help drafting them

Legal advice

Stealing clients: How to stop employees poaching your customers

Here, we talk to Lindsey Knowles, of Kirwans law firm, about what you can do to prevent your outgoing staff from poaching clients.

Accounts & Tax

How to tackle PAYE in your small business

The rules and red tape around hiring staff for the first time can be daunting for any small business owner. So read our guide on how to tackle PAYE.

Employing & managing staff

How long does a temporary contract last?

How long does a temporary contract last, I have been temporary for three and a half years; should I now be classed as permanent?

Buying and selling a company

How to manage existing staff when buying a business

When buying a business, as well as taking on a going concern, you will also be taking on the concerns of ongoing staff.

Business management

Words of wisdom from the advocate of contract work

Tony Harris started specialist financial advice service Contractor Financials in 2002 and has since built it to almost £3 million in turnover. Here, he talks about starting up and the benefits of short-term employment contracts.

Employing & managing staff

Taking up references: Top tips to get real insight into potential employees

The practice of asking for a reference is dying out but, as Robert McHenry notes, there are methods of learning about the value of potential hires.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?