Employment Law

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

Legal advice

Employment law areas to watch in 2018

Here, ELAS employment law consultant, Enrique Garcia, takes a look at the employment law areas to watch in the year ahead.

Employing & managing staff

The consequence of illegal working for your business

In this piece, Gemma Goodhead, head of immigration at SA Law, explains why it's critical to check the right to work of your employees.


Business owners are baffled by employment law jargon

New research suggests that more than half of business owners don’t know their employment law jargon.

Legal advice

When poor performance becomes a legal issue: what do you do?

Here, Asif Robbani, LLB(Hons) LLM, director of Francis George Solicitor Advocate, discusses the legal issues of poor performance at work.

Employing & managing staff

The Brexit plan and its impact on employment law

Here, Alan Price discusses the key HR considerations small business owners can take from Theresa May’s Brexit speech.

Legal advice

The seven key employment law issues for 2017

From Brexit to the apprenticeship levy, Peter Done looks at the critical issues that will affect small business employers in 2017.

Legal advice

Employment law: A quick guide for small business owners

Here, we look at the key employment law considerations for those taking on staff for the first time.

Legal advice

Technology and employment law: how small businesses can access cheap legal information 

Adrian Hoggarth, head of employee law at Prolegal, discusses how businesses can gain legal knowledge at low cost.


The no-fault dismissal

While the proposals to make it easier for small companies to fire staff may be welcomed by some businesses, it's worth bearing in mind the negative effect legislation could have.

Legal advice

SMEs gamble with unfair dismissals

Nearly three quarters of small businesses are in danger of facing employment tribunals, research finds.


SMEs struggle with employment law

Some 94 per cent of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) believe the complexity of UK employment law is a problem.


Workers ‘one pay cheque away from poverty’

UK employees on average say they could survive for just four weeks without full pay.

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

Partner content

Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime