Guidance for employers on zero hours contracts

Find out what are zero hours contracts, rights and obligation that flow from them, and how employers should use such causal employment contracts. More Info

Entitlement to sick pay for zero hours workers

Do zero hours workers have the right to sick pay? How to calculate sick pay for workers under zero hours contract? Read this guide to find out. More Info

Employee performance management

Read about managing the performance of employees. More Info

Gross misconduct and other disciplinary action

Read about what is gross misconduct and the process to follow for employee disciplinary offences. More Info

Implied terms in an employment contract

Read about what implied terms are, and what terms are implied in an employment contract. More Info


Read about what constitutes overtime, whether it must be given and taken, and how it is paid. More Info

Employee absenteeism

Find out whether employees can take days off work without notice, and how absenteeism can be managed by employers. More Info

Overpayment of wages

Find out whether an employer can make deductions legally from an employee's salary if wages have been overpaid. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP20

Employing younger staff

How best to approach employing younger staff and the legal effects of doing so. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP29

What a contract of employment should and shouldn't contain

Why you should use written employment contracts, the essential terms, and the extent to which you can choose vs. what the law requires. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP32

Employment agency or employment business?

A short guide to the differences between employment agencies (also known as recruitment agencies) and employment business as affected by the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP33

Arranging a secondment: practical and legal considerations

Why a business might second an employee, the benefits, how to and the legal consequences of doing so. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP34

Employee medical records: access for employer

Medical records are rightly regarded as extremely confidential, but there are occasions when an employer can legally request and view them. This article explains those circumstances. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP35

Unlawful deductions from wages

Read about when it is unlawful to deduct money from an employee's wages and the few circumstances in which it is permissible. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP36

Setting yourself up as an employer

Setting up as an employer: where to start and how to comply More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP27

Fixed-term employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002

Guidance on the Fixed-term employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002. How they affect your business and how best to comply. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP21

The National Minimum Wage

Find out employer obligations to pay the NMW, how employees can resolve underpayment, and who is entitled to receive it. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP23

Discipline and grievance

Information for employers and employees on the ACAS disciplinary and grievance procedure. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP25

Amending a contract of employment

How to amend contracts of employment while complying with employment law. More Info

Article reference: UK-IA-EMP37

Employing an apprentice

A short guide explaining what is apprenticeship in law and what a contract of apprenticeship entails for an employer. It covers costs and funding and training and employment requirements. More Info

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