• employee cost

    The real cost of taking on your first employee

    Taking on your first employee should be an exciting time. It means your business idea is working and you need help to expand. But while employees will help your business grow, they will also bring…

  • Making a contractual job offer to a new employee

    Following a successful recruitment and selection process, employers will be able to identify which candidates they wish to employ. Making a job offer to the successful candidate appears to be a straightforward area of law,…

  • Employee Request for Annual Leave

    Can employers decline an employee’s annual leave request?

    Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, employees are entitled to take a minimum of 5.6 times their normal working week as paid annual leave each year.

  • How to hire graduates for your small business

    A recent study found that 48% of millennial graduates believe a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) to be the ideal sized business to work for as opposed to a larger organisation. Even with this encouraging…

  • Employment Tribunal - details and procedures

    How the Employment Tribunal works

    Are you an employer that is being taken to the Employment Tribunal by an employee for alleged sexual harassment or racial discrimination or for unfair dismissal? Are you an employee that feels your job situation…

  • Leased or serviced office space – which is the best fit for your business?

    Moving into a proper office can make what you do seem a whole lot more real – but it’s a daunting move to make, and with more options available than ever before, it’s unsurprising that…