Employment Law

Employment law is a complex and ever-changing area of the law that governs the employer-employee relationship. Businesses need to comply with employment law to ensure that they are managing any risks appropriately whilst treating their employees fairly. 

Failure to comply with employment law can lead to costly legal claims and damages, so businesses must stay up-to-date on the latest developments. 

Find out how to stay compliant with the MAD-HR Online HR Toolkit…

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Latest Employment Law articles

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Can Employees Have a Second Job? The Truth about Overemployment

The increased cost of living begs the question, 'can employees have a second job?' and also, 'can you stop them?'. Here are the answers.

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Will there be a Bank holiday for the King’s coronation?

What are your plans regarding leave for your employees on the King's Coronation bank holiday? Here's what you should know.

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The National Living Wage increase 2023 and how it will affect your business

How will the increase to the National Living Wage announced in the autumn statement affect your business? Find out here.

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Alternatives to redundancy – Lay-Offs and short-time working

What alternatives are there to redundancy? For some employers, lay-offs and short-term working may be just what you are looking for.

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace – your responsibility as an employer

We explore your responsibilities as an employer when it comes to dealing with cases of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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WhatsApp at work – Is it creating blurred lines?

We explore the use of WhatsApp at work and its potential risks in relation to bullying, discrimination and more.

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Part-time working – what you should know

Do you have to allow part-time working? We cover the ins and outs of part-time working and whether your business needs to offer it.

Cut to the rate of National Insurance contributions

Cut to the rate of National Insurance contributions

Read on to see what the Government has announced regarding changes to National Insurance rates and the Health and Social Care Levy.

Is it OK to monitor the movement and activities of your employees in the workplace?

As remote working remains a popular mode of work, we look at whether monitoring employees is legal and how to go about it correctly.

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The Queen’s Funeral Bank Holiday – employers’ obligations and questions

The Queens funeral bank holiday has been officially announced. We look at the implications and obligations for employers.

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Rewriting employee contracts with ‘Covid hindsight’. What to consider & include

With many legal and social changes over the last year, our way of working has changed. Is it time to think about rewriting employee contracts?

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Preparing for a spate of sickness in the months ahead

How to prepare for the spate of employee sickness as a result of COVID and other illnesses this autumn and winter.

Taking on your first employee

Taking on your first employee – what you need to know

A helpful guide for new employers covering key topics such as registering with HMRC, employment contracts, payroll and auto-enrolment.

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Whistleblowing in the workplace

Interested in introducing a whistleblowing policy in your workplace? Here are some tips on what you might consider to include.


Holiday entitlement and pay for ‘part year’ workers – Are you getting it right?

The Supreme Court ruling on the case of Harper Trust v Brazel is final, and here's how it will impact holiday entitlement and pay

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Managing Menopause – Five Tips for Adopting a Workplace Approach

Here are five tips for a dedicated workplace approach to managing the menopause, from HR consultants MAD-HR

Supporting Gender Reassignment in the Workplace

Supporting your Employee through Gender Reassignment

Gender reassignment is a protected characteristic. Here are some practical tips to consider regarding gender reassignment in the workplace.

Relationships at work

What is the best way to manage relationships at work?

If a romantic relationship forms between two of your employees, how should you deal with it? Here, we explore all aspects of relationships at work.


Time’s up – when probation doesn’t work out

We look at how to deal with concerns during the probationary period, and what to do when an employee fails probation.

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What is a return to work interview?

Return to work interviews are meetings that allows managers to understand reasons for absences & assess the support required for employees

If you have concerns about employment law issues, especially around employment law compliance, then you have come to the right place. The MAD-HR Employment Law Hub explains the fundamentals of employment law in a way that is easy to understand. We regularly publish essential updates when there are changes in law that may affect you as an employer.

Popular Employment Law articles

These are the articles relating to Employment Law that are popular on the MAD-HR website.


The impact of Employment Law on businesses

Employment law is a complex area that can have a significant impact on businesses. From hiring and firing employees to managing workplace safety, employment law covers a wide range of issues. failure to comply with employment law can result in hefty fines and other penalties, so it’s important for businesses to be aware of their obligations. employment law is constantly evolving, so it’s also important to keep up to date with the latest developments. By understanding the impact of employment law on businesses, employers can help to minimize the risk of legal problems and ensure that their workplace is fair and compliant.

Although compliance with employment law can be daunting, it is important to remember that help is available. The team at MAD-HR are experts in all areas of employment law and are here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you take the stress out of HR.

Contact MAD-HR via our contact page to find out how to stay on the right side of employment law.