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

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.

Whistleblowing: Whistle on a yellow background

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

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Men’s Health Week 2022 – Building Healthy Environments for Men and Boys

This week marks Men’s Health Week, encouraging greater awareness of the issues affecting the wellbeing of men and boys.

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Menopause in the Workplace Toolkit

Our Menopause in the Workplace Toolkit ensures that you have what you need, avoiding the pitfalls and making mistakes.

Right to work checks

Right to work checks – what are the current UK regulations?

Advice on the current UK regulations for Right To Work Checks in 2022, including specific info for European Economic Area (EA) Citizens.

HR Compliance

HR Compliance and what it means for your business

What is HR compliance? And how do you carry out an HR audit? We cover all this and more in this useful article.

HMRC action to CJRS claims

The furlough scheme may be over, but HMRC action means CJRS claims should still be high on your agenda

Karen Foster, Tax Director / Global Employer Services at BDO writes for MAD-HR about double checking CJRS claims made to HMRC.

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Identity and Orientation – How Inclusive is Your Business?

The MAD-HR team have been reflecting on some of the key points employers need to know in regards to gender identity.

Statutory pay and compensation limits increase April 2022

Changes to Minimum wage, Statutory pay & Compensation limits 2022

Find out how statutory rates of pay and compensation limits and rules from April 2022 will affect your business.

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

The risks of discrimination in recruitment

Ensure you have a robust recruitment strategy to make certain you are protected from accusations of discrimination while recruiting.

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Menopause in the Workplace

What can employers, managers and colleagues do to support team members experiencing symptoms of menopause in the workplace?

Mental health and dismissal

Setting the record straight on mental health and dismissals

The question many employers might want to ask is “Can I dismiss someone with a mental health condition?” The answer: it’s not so straightforward.

Emergency legislation passed on Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021

Emergency legislation passed on SSP

New temporary legislation has been passed to increase the period of time that an employee can be off work sick without a medical note.

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What does the new Covid variant mean for employers?

With several cases of the Omicron variant identified in the UK, what do employers need to do next to prepare?

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.