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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Flexible Working – any right of appeal?

Employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to request flexible working. Read our blog Flexible Working – any right of appeal?

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Holiday pay must include commission, confirms Court of Appeal

We have been following the Lock V British Gas case and here we share the latest outcome that Holiday pay must include commission, confirms Court of Appeal

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The impact of avoiding sick pay obligations

An employee has been awarded £75,000 for being denied sick pay. We share the tribunal outcomes and lessons here. Protect your business.

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Fixed Term Contracts – what you need to know

MAD-HR share key information and HR expertise on Fixed Term Contracts – what you need to know about managing them legally.

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What you need to know about laying-off staff legally

There are times in almost every business where work slows down, we share what you need to know about laying-off staff fairly

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Understanding the impact of Brexit on recruitment

Businesses will understandably worry about how Brexit will affect them, read more here about understanding the impact of Brexit on recruitment

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9 Sexual Harassment at work myths you need to read

MAD-HR share 9 Sexual Harassment at work myths you need to read. See the facts and read the case examples here. Manage business risk.

Disciplinary Procedures

When to suspend employees during a disciplinary

Suspending someone can have serious consequences for the employee, here we look at When to suspend employees during a disciplinary.

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7 Easy Steps to creating a ‘Work at Home’ Policy

There can be may benefits to enabling your employee to work from home. Here are our 7 Easy Steps to creating a 'Work at Home' Policy

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Is your employee refusing to work their Notice Period?

MAD-HR share valuable HR advice to help managers manage employees refusing to work their Notice Period and steps to be taken.

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How to calculate working time

What is included in work time? Working time is defined as any period during which a worker is working, so how do you calculate working time?

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Can you refuse an employee’s choice of representative?

Employees are entitled to have representation in a disciplinary hearing, we advise on whether you can refuse an employee’s choice of representative

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How much could focusing on childcare cost you at interview?

Recruitment process: Tribunal saw an interviewer fined £2K for discrimination for asking childcare-related questions during an interview.

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How the dismissal of baker for not washing hands was fair

Although it sounds extreme, a tribunal has upheld this case and explains How the dismissal of baker for not washing hands was fair

Disciplinary Procedures

Disciplinary Outcome Letters – 6 things you must include

So the hearing is over and you need to tie it up appropriately. Read our 6 points to include in Disciplinary outcome letters.

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5 Top Tips on avoiding constructive dismissal claims

When an employee feels like they have no alternative than to leave you need our 5 Top Tips on avoiding constructive dismissal claims

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Is it legal to record workplace meetings in the UK?

An employee may wish to make a recording of a work meeting for a number of reasons. Read about How to manage employee requests to record meetings

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Genuine vs Malicious Grievances: How to tell the difference

This blog provides you with free HR resources and expertise as we look at how to assess if a grievance is genuine and the steps to take.

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No more exclusivity allowed in zero hour contracts

It is not illegal to put exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts, we guide you through the rules so you can protect your business

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How can a probationary period help your business?

Whilst not a legal requirement, there are lots of benefits to performance managing new starters. We explore how a probationary period help your business

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.