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Practical advice for business
 
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Paperwork

Create a written statement of employment

Use our interactive tool to create a document including everything you have to give your new employee in writing

Employment status

Understand employment status and how to check the status of different workers, employees, contractors and directors

Make a job offer and pre-employment checks

Making a job offer and conducting checks, eg references, health checks, applying for a criminal records check

The employment contract

Understanding the basic elements of a contract of employment as required by law

Change an employee's terms of employment

What to consider when changing an employee's contract, including your legal obligations and employee consultations

Understanding fixed-term employment contracts

Meet your legal obligations to fixed-term employees by understanding employment rules

Continuous employment and employee rights

What continuous employment is, when it begins and ends, periods of interruption in employment and dismissal issues

Set yourself up as an employer

The steps you need to take in order to register as an employer

Keep the right staff records

Maintain staff records for business benefits and legal obligations

Comply with data protection legislation

The correct use of personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998

 
 
 

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Equal opportunities and diversity

 

Work and families

 

Health, safety and working environment

 

Employee representatives and trade unions

 

Organisational change

 

Skills and training

 

Motivation

 

Dismissals, redundancies and other exits

 

Disciplinary problems, disputes and grievances