Employment Law

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

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Illegal working: Why small businesses should question Home Office fines

Small businesses targeted by immigration enforcement face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker, but businesses have grounds to challenge the penalty, explains Anne Morris.

Legal advice

Employment tribunal: How to navigate the process

For employers and particularly SMEs, there is still some cause for concern and a need for increased awareness around the risks when dismissing individuals, Andy Shettle argues.

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.

Employing & managing staff

Will I be able to dismiss an unproductive member of staff?

Under the new employment law proposals, would I be able to dismiss a member of staff who isn't as productive as I want?

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience