Employment Law

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


Workers ‘one pay cheque away from poverty’

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


‘Retirement age should be kept at 65’

Government proposals to remove employers’ rights to retire workers at 65 have been criticised by a small business support group.

Legal advice

If we need to reduce employee hours do we need to change the contracts?

You cannot just change employees’ contracts irrespective of the change you wish to bring in or the reasons for it.

Employing & managing staff

Employing part-time bar staff

I run a bar and employ four part-time staff. Two of them have full-time jobs. Do I need to issue them with a contract of employment and how does holiday pay work in this instance?

Employing & managing staff

Employment law for business owners

Employment law is a complex area. Frequent changes and amendments make it hard for busy business owners to keep abreast of their responsibilities. However, ignorance is no defence if you fall foul of employment legislation and it can have disastrous consequences.


Firms flounder in employment law mire

Fresh figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reveal the increasing pressure faced by employers due to the recent deluge of changes to employment legislation.


Dealing with misconduct

Disciplinary procedures for small businesses are about to undergo a dramatic change from 1 October 2004 and all businesses, regardless of size, need to be aware of it.

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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