Employment law

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

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Employment law - overview

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

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Sickness and sick pay - overview

While sick employees need to be treated fairly, you need to ensure that 'sickness' is not being used as cover for unauthorised absence.

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Discrimination - overview

As well as undermining morale, illegal discrimination can lead to workplace grievances. Employee discrimination is covered by the Equality Act 2010.

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Employment tribunals - overview

Employment tribunal claims are a worrying prospect for any employer. A tribunal case is a no-win situation – even if the claim is unjustified.

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Discipline and grievance - overview

Disciplinary and grievance issues can be a major burden to employers. Putting in place and following the right procedures is essential.

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Pay and pensions - overview

Every business needs to be aware of its obligations under minimum wage and equal pay laws, as well as recent pensions auto-enrolment changes.

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Employment policies - overview

The right employment policies are an essential part of effective staff management. Make sure any policy is clear and well communicated to employees.

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Employment tribunals

All businesses should have clear, fair procedures to avoid disputes getting to tribunal, and to give them the best chance of success if one does.