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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

COVID vaccine for employees - angst amid the workforce

Vaccine angst amid the workforce

With employers having a duty of care to ensure a safe working environment, how do you deal with employees choosing not to take the vaccine?

Employee mental health

HR and employee mental health. What are my obligations?

We look at what causes poor employee mental health in the workplace, and how your business could improve wellbeing.

Voluntary redundancy - what is it?

Compulsory redundancy and voluntary redundancy – what’s the difference?

What's the difference between voluntary redundancy and compulsory redundancy? We explore both actions here.

Bullying Allegations and the burden of proof

Workplace Bullying & Harassment Allegations & The Burden Of Proof

We look at what 'proof' means in terms of workplace bullying, and whose responsibility it is to obtain proof.

Constructive dismiss Vs unfair dismissal

Constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal – employers’ guide

Want to know the difference between constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal? We define each term in this blog post.

Furlough Scheme update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Changes Effective 1st July 2021

Here are the details relating the changes to the furlough scheme as announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak on 3rd March 2021.

2021 spring Budget

Chancellors Budget – 3rd March 2021

Find out how the Chancellors Budget on 3rd March 2021 might affect your business, and how the new budget might affect your employees.

National Minimum Wage breaches 2016-2018

National Minimum Wage shock headline (Or is it?)

The Government has released a list of companies who have committed National Minimum Wage breaches - but are these breaches always intentional?

How to avoid discrimination in the workplace

How to avoid discrimination in the workplace

Worried about the prospect of a workplace discrimination claim? Prevention is the way forward. Here are some practical steps to take.

Uber app on smartphone

Uber decision: The history and the future

We look at the history of Uber vs Aslam case, including similar claims, and what this means for gig economy workers moving forward.

Indirect discrimination

What is indirect discrimination?

Indirect discrimination occurs when a PCP is put into place which could put those with a certain protected characteristic at a disadvantage.

step by step plan

Step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England

The Government has announced its plan to move England out of lockdown in four stages. We look at the stages and what it means for employers.

Positive discrimination

What is Positive Discrimination In The Workplace?

Positive discrimination is giving preferential treatment to people with a protected characteristic rather than due to their suitability.

COVID-19 vaccine

Can I insist on my employees having the COVID vaccine?

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out across the UK, we look at whether employers can insist upon their staff having the vaccine.

COVID-19 workplace testing

Using COVID-19 rapid testing in your business

Businesses can now register to order COVID-19 tests for employees who cannot work from home. Find out what this means for you.

Workplace bullying

What is workplace bullying and how can it be tackled?

1 in 4 employees experience workplace bullying. In this blog post, we look at the consequences of bullying and how to deal with it effectively.


Statutory Payments 2021/22

The government have confirmed the statutory rates for 2021 to 2022. We have prepared this useful summary for you.

What is Maternity Allowance

Maternity Leave & Maternity Allowance: Questions Answered

Maternity Allowance is a payment made by the government to those who are not eligible for Statutory Maternity Pay from their employer.

What is Bereavement Leave

What is Bereavement Leave?

Bereavement Leave is time that an employee can take off following the death of a loved one. Find out more about entitlements here.

What Is Compassionate Leave?

What is Compassionate Leave?

Compassionate or Bereavement Leave is time that an employee can take off work after the death of a loved one.

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.