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Employment Law

Our archive of articles and news items focusing on Employment Law issues for UK small businesses.

Employing & managing staff

Do I have to pay staff who are self-isolating?

Do you have to pay employees who are self-isolating full wage because they’ve been pinged by NHS Test and Trace? If so, what help is available?

Starting a Business

Government flags employment law change to cheerlead ‘wave of startups’

Business department consults on the reform of non-compete clauses so ex-employees can go out and start rival businesses

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

Employing & managing staff

How to deal with a furloughed employee who refuses to return to work

Tribunals are expected to weigh in favour of employees who say they haven’t gone back to work because they feel unsafe during Covid-19. What can a small business owner do?

Employing & managing staff

How do I make someone redundant? – Small business redundancy guide

Many small businesses are having to make people redundant during the coronavirus pandemic, despite government help. Employment lawyer Mike Tremeer takes you step by step through the redundancy process.

Employing & managing staff

Short-time working and lay-offs – what’s the difference?

Many small businesses are having to decide between putting staff on shorter hours or laying people off. Employment lawyer James Simpson explains the difference.

Employing & managing staff

7 ways to cut staff costs during the coronavirus crisis

Employment lawyer Peter Finding outlines seven ways small business owners can cut staff costs during the coronavirus crisis.

Employing & managing staff

What happens if your small business is taken to an employment tribunal?

Step-by-step guide to what happens if you are unfortunate enough to be taken to an employment tribunal

Employing & managing staff

Eight employment law changes to consider in 2019

The gender pay gap, minimum wage levels and pension contributions will require increased attention by employers in 2019

Employing & managing staff

Can an employee take unpaid leave?

I have an employee who wants to take unpaid leave to go on holiday but they still have enough of their holiday entitlement left to take it as paid. Is it a legal responsibility to use their entitlement first before being granted unpaid time off?

Employing & managing staff

Do I need to pay more to staff who work unsociable hours?

We are about to trade around the clock, 24 hours in some cases. Do we need to pay extra for employees who work unsocial hours?

Legal advice

Five areas of employment law small businesses must be aware of

Before taking on any employees, it’s important to grasp the basics of employment law. In this piece, we look at what you need to know.

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?