Employment Law

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

Employing & managing staff

How a Supreme Court ruling on holiday pay could affect your business

A Supreme Court ruling means that police staff in Northern Ireland can bring miscalculated holiday pay claims dating back 35 years .

Employing & managing staff

Do I need to pay more to staff who work unsociable hours?

We are about to trade around the clock, 24 hours in some cases. Do we need to pay extra for employees who work unsocial hours?

Employing & managing staff

Five areas of UK employment law businesses must be aware of

Before taking on any employees, it’s important to grasp the basics of employment law. In this piece, we look at what you need to know

Employing & managing staff

Zero-hours staff can ask for predictable hours

Zero-hours workers who have given 26 weeks of service will be able to request more predictable hours from employers

Running a Business

Running your small business – essential guide

You will always face challenges, but by following these steps, you can face those challenges with confidence and crack on with what you do best: growing your business

Employing & managing staff

Employment law changes in 2023

Changes to holiday entitlement for zero-hours workers, higher Minimum Wage pay and a bonfire of EU regulation are all on the cards this year

Employing & managing staff

Fire and rehire – what you need to know

Can you ‘fire and rehire’ your staff if they won’t accept a change to their contractual terms?

Legal advice

10 employment law changes that you should know about

Kate Palka, employment and commercial solicitor from The Legal Director, talks us through current and future employment law changes

Employing & managing staff

Small business HR checklist

HR can feel like a huge investment sometimes. Alongside all the money you're already spending on rent, wages and other expenses, it’s easy to see it as just another strain on your cash. And when you don’t have any HR expertise in-house either, it’s a challenge to even get started.


An essential guide to Statutory Sick Pay for employers

We explain what Statutory Sick Pay is, who is eligible, how it works, and how much it’s going to cost you.

Employing & managing staff

Where to draw the line with workplace banter

Workplace banter lawsuits increased by 44% last year. What is the tipping point when workplace banter becomes downright insulting? And what can small business owners do to protect staff from hurtful remarks?

Employing & managing staff

Do existing staff have to stay on after a sale?

If a company is sold, do new owners have to employ the existing staff on the same terms as their original contract?

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

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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