• what to do when employee has lied on CV

    Can you dismiss an employee if they lied on their CV?

    It is common for individuals to exaggerate or embellish certain aspects of their CV when applying for a role, however employers can be faced with a serious problem if it turns out the person they…

  • Becoming an employer – your responsibilities when you hire staff

    No matter how successful your business has been with just you working in it, if you want to grow you’ll need to employ people. There are a number of essential things you will need to…

  • Negative company review by employee

    Can you dismiss an employee for posting a negative company review?

    Company reviews left on websites such as Glassdoor and Indeed can be a great way for your organisation to build a positive reputation and help in efforts to recruit new talent. However, there is always…

  • 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.