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Employment Rights

The Employment Rights archive contains articles and guides on the legal protections and entitlements granted to employees in the workplace. These rights are designed to ensure fair and safe working conditions, protect workers from discrimination and exploitation, and provide avenues for resolving disputes.

Employing & managing staff

Employee doesn’t work well in a team

I have an employee who just will not work well in a team, as an individual his work performance is excellent but once tasked with working within a group he creates tension and refuses to work with a number of individuals. I do not wish to dismiss the employee as he is a consistent worker but I'm not happy about his attitude to team work.

Employing & managing staff

How a small business should manage long-term sick leave and terminal illness

Adrian Hoggarth, head of employee law at Prolegal, discusses what to do in the difficult circumstances of an employee's health deteriorating.

Employing & managing staff

How to keep staff motivational levels high 

What a small business can do to boost staff performance.

News

Employment tribunal process in shake-up to make it easier to navigate

New rules have been announced in an attempt to streamline the employment tribunal process to make tribunals more efficient and easier to understand.

Legal advice

Essential employment law advice for small businesses in 2013

Adrian Hoggarth, head of employment law at City law firm Prolegal discusses the employment legislation for owner-managers to be aware of this year.

News

SMEs taking shortcuts when dismissing staff

Nearly two thirds of small and medium-sized businesses admit to not following correct procedures when sacking a worker, research finds.

Legal advice

Balancing equality in the workplace during redundancy

Victoria Clark, associate in employment law at Clarion Solicitors, explains why it is sometimes difficult to follow a fair procedure when assessing candidates for redundancy.

Legal advice

Dismissing staff

What's the procedure for dismissal if an employee has been with the company for less than a year?

News

UK maintains Working Time Directive opt-out

Employees in the UK have retained the right to work more than 48 hours a week, following yesterday's European Union conciliation committee meeting.

Legal advice

Employing apprentices

I am about to employ two apprentices and was wondering if the minimum wage still applies and if there are any special laws or regulations I must follow?

Legal advice

Cutting staff hours

We have just bought a small shop and Post Office, the shop employs three staff members, which we have inherited. The owners previous to us were not in good health, which is why they had more staff than we actually need and more than the business can sustain. Is there any way we could cut their hours by law, or to even get rid of them altogether? None of them have a written contract and all of them are 60+ in age.

Accounting

Guide to wages records

Legally, you must keep proper records of all wages paid to employees and this guide will show you exactly what information to record.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats