Employment Law

Essential resources on the labour laws your business needs to know.

Employment law in the UK is a complex issue. Especially when managing day-to-day operations.

But you must respect your employee rights in the UK and operate correctly as a business to ensure you don't face any legal ramifications. 

As such, having access to support can be valuable, which is where our UK employment law guides and other resources are useful.

What is employment law?

It's a set of laws dealing with the rights of your staff members and your responsibilities as an employer.

There are a wide range of issues, which includes the likes of pension plans, redundancy, retirement, safety in the workplace, and discrimination.

There are regular employment law changes so it’s important for your business to keep with them as and when they happen.  

Employment law resources

You can find a comprehensive range of supporting guides, documents, and downloads to support your daily business operations.

  • A guide to UK employment laws and how they affect your business and workforce.
  • Employment law articles detailing complex topics in understandable language.
  • Common law duties of employers and employees that you should be aware of.

If you have any questions about employment laws then get in touch with us on: 01455 858 132

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The Good Work Plan Guide

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The Good Work Plan Guide

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Employment Law on Reasonable Travelling Distance

Your staff’s daily commute to work comes in many forms, from cycling to trains, to cars and everythi

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Mythbuster - HR Only Cares About Compliance

With the amount of myths surrounding the HR department, you’d think HR Managers would have names lik

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Employee Onboarding Processes

Getting a new employee up to speed with the business is often a daunting process. The importance of

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The Importance of Back to Work Interviews

Conducting an interview upon an employee’s return to work is one of the most effective methods of ma

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Right to Work Checks: A Brexit Update

Following last week’s developments, the UK is now legally set to leave the EU on 31 October 2019 unl

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Workers' Rights: Breaks

While most employees have the right to take breaks at work, as a business owner it’s not mandatory t

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Tribunal Quarterly Statistics Analysis

Last week, the Ministry of Justice released the quarterly statistics for employment tribunal claims

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Tribunal Claims Continue to Rocket

The statistics continue to show that claims are increasing following the removal of tribunal fees in

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Debate Over Sleep-in Pay Continues to the Supreme Court

Particularly in the care sector, it is common for employees to perform a ‘sleep-in’ as part of their

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National Living Wage Goes Up (+7 Other Laws You Need to Know…)

In April 2019, new employment laws will force you to change how you work. You’ll face hikes in the N

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Early Conciliation Guide

When working in a large organisation or within a big team, there’s bound to be some disagreements or

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Work Uniforms: Employer's Guide

There are many reasons to implement a dress code at work. You may need to do it for the safety of y

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What to Expect in Employment Law From 2019

2018 was a fascinating year for employment law, with a variety of changes and landmark cases in empl

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National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) receives a review every year. There’s no commitment to increase the

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Government to Overhaul Employment Law: Here’s What It Means for You

The UK Government has announced the “largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights.” It’s new

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Employment Law and Brexit: Everything You Need to Know

Brexit remains a major talking point in business. Perhaps more so than in politics. Why is this the

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What is a TUPE?

TUPE refers to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations in business. Wha

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Recording Conversations at Work

Recording conversations at work is a legal grey area that the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) is c

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Morrisons Data Breach – The Implications

The recent case against Morrisons due to a data breach by one of its employees has far-reaching impl

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Tribunals

What is an Employment Tribunal? Employment tribunals are independent tribunals in England, Wales an

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Employee Rights in the Wild West

Rockstar Games recently made headlines, not because of its long-awaited new release Red Dead Redempt

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Latest Early Conciliation Figures – What They Tell Us

If you’re not entirely sure what early conciliation is, here’s the basic summary: Early conciliation

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Sport Relief Fancy Dress: Harmless Fun Or A Potential Tribunal Risk?

With Sport Relief coming to most workplaces in March, we examine whether allowing fancy dress is har

Understanding the General Data Protection Regulations

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Understanding the General Data Protection Regulations

This white paper explains GDPR, how it will impact organisations, and consequences of breaches.

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Top Tips: Avoiding National Minimum Wage Naming & Shaming

This July, approximately £1.4 million was paid out to 22,400 workers who had not been paid the Natio

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Ruling States no NMW for Workers Who ‘Sleep-in’ During Night Shifts

Employers in the care sector recently learned that workers are not entitled to the National Minimum

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More Employers Named and Shamed over National Minimum Wage

Back in March, 179 employers were named and shamed by the Government for failing to pay the National

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Equal Pay Claims are Rising

In July 2017, tribunal fees were ruled to be unlawful, and so the barrier that stopped employees cla

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Ever Paid Tribunal Fees? Expect A Refund!

Prior to the Supreme Court Axing Tribunal Fees in July, many employers were forced to pay their empl

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Big Changes to Employment Termination Payments You Need to Know

From April 6th some important changes to employment termination payments will come into force, which

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Employers Named & Shamed Over National Minimum Wage

A number of high profile employers are among 179 to be named and shamed by the Government for failin

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Tribunal Claims Rocket By a Further 90%

The number of employment tribunal claims have risen by a further 90%, after rocketing by 120% in the

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National Minimum Wage Fines: Croner Crunches The Numbers

From April 1 the National Living Wage, Minimum Wage and more will change. Employers must ensure they

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GDPR: Our Step By Step Guide For Employers

Check out our complete guide for employers on GDPR. The guide includes: Questions & answer

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Minimum Wage Naming and Shaming: Expert Blog

The Government has publicly named and shamed 260 businesses for paying their employees below the min

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Tupe Transfers: 10 Top Tips for Employers

The implications of handling a TUPE process incorrectly can be extremely harmful to business, which

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Expert Blog: Deliveroo Employment Status Ruling

Deliveroo has won a landmark legal case with a union over its drivers' employment status. The Centr

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What Rights do Workers Have Following Uber’s Tribunal Appeal?

We analyse what the outcome means for employers What the differences are between an employe

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Uber Lose Appeal: 40,000 Drivers Entitled to Rights

This morning has brought the news that Uber has lost its appeal against the Employment Tribunal judg

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How to Claim Back Tribunal Fees

This month many employers that paid tribunal fees will get the opportunity to claim them back. This

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The Implication of the Uber Appeal for Employers

Today marks the beginning of an appeal by taxi giant, Uber. This landmark UK employment case will se

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No Underpayment too Small to Avoid National Minimum Wage Investigation

In their latest ‘name and shame’ campaign, the government have listed 230 employers who have failed

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Latest Update: The Axing of Tribunal Fees

Since the Supreme Court ruled tribunal fees were ‘unlawful’ it is widely expected that the number of

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Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled as Unlawful by Supreme Court

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court this morning has ruled that employment tribunal fees are un

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The Matthew Taylor Review: Main Points for Employers

A government review of employment practices has been released today, with a key focus geared around

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General Data Protection Regulations: What the Changes mean for Employers

In May 2018, the new General Protection Regulation will be introduced in the UK, making significant

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What does the Great Repeal Bill mean for Business?

What is the Great Repeal Bill? Coined as an “essential step” in leaving the EU by Prime Minister Th

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Covert Recordings in the Workplace

It is becoming increasingly common for employees to record conversations covertly, and for employers

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ACAS Early Conciliation and Time Limits

Early conciliation through ACAS is the initial step in trying to resolve workplace disputes without

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Excel Courier Classed as Worker: Employers Urged to Take Action

An Employment Tribunal has found that a courier for Excel is actually a worker, following a claim re

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Employment Rights in Question among the Gig Economy

New research published by the CIPD has revealed that many workers in the gig economy may be eligible

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Employment Tribunal Awards to Increase in April

April 2017 certainly looks set to be one of the busier months for employers; from Gender Pay Reporti

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The Ministry of Justice Publish Employment Tribunal Fees Review

On 29 July 2013, the Government introduced Employment Tribunal fees. The fees have since been met wi

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Croner Legislation Tracker

Below is a list of all upcoming HR/Employment Law related legislation which may affect employers. If

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Workplace Mediation: Professional Dispute Resolution

Individuals who spends a lot of time working together are likely to encounter interpersonal conflict

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Top HR Cases of 2016

<p class="lead">As we enter the new year, we reflect on some of the main HR cases of 2016 and what t

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Relying on a Manifestly Inappropriate Final Written Warning to Subsequently Dismiss

The case of Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation UKEAT/0335/15/JOJ Employers frequently rely

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Workplace privacy, human rights and disciplinary investigations

By Amanda Beattie, Regional Litigation Manager Workplace privacy has been in the spotlight again

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Settlements & Mental Capacity

The case of Glasgow City Council v Mr Dahhan UKEATS/0024/15 By Amanda Beattie Employers often use se

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The "so what" implication of the Uber ruling

Back in the day, sitting next to Moses, I can still remember our Economics teacher droning on, inces

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Uber Drivers are Workers Rules Employment Tribunal

Today, an Employment Tribunal has made the landmark decision that the drivers of taxi giant Uber are

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Circumstances of a Service Provision Change

Under the TUPE Regulations 2006, a relevant transfer can apply to the circumstance where there is a

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Hermes Couriers – Employment Status and payment of National Living Wage

By Alan Price, CEO, Croner Group Limited Hermes engages over 10,000 couriers to deliver parcels to

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Can an Employment Tribunal reject a claim without a hearing?

The case of Trustees of the William Jones’ School Foundation v Parry UKEAT/0088/16, by Amanda Beatti

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HMRC Criticised by Tribunal for Late Notification Charges

We at Croner Tax have been aware for some time that HMRC are applying the letter of the law and char

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ACAS Employment Tribunal Research Paper Findings

In this article, Croner Litigation Expert, Amanda Beattie looks at the key features of the recently

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37 Employers Named and Shamed for not Paying the Minimum Wage

&nbsp; The government has today revealed the names of 37 employers who failed to pay the National

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Employment Tribunal Fees Judicial Review: Croner Analysis

Yesterday it was reported that the employment tribunal fees legal challenge application by Unison ha

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Employment Tribunal Statistics and Reform

New figures released today by the Ministry of Justice reveal a 71% drop in employment tribunal claim

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Will new flexible working legislation call time on the 9 to 5?

&nbsp; Over a quarter of British workers plan to ask employer for flexi-working 69% of worki

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Resolving disputes early

Over recent years, the employment tribunal process has seen a number of reforms intended to cut down

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New TUPE Reforms - New TUPE reforms are not wholesale changes, claims Croner employment law expert

&nbsp; London 8 January 2014 – New Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulation

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Nursery Managers Get Tribunal Tips from Croner

Dot2dot nursery insurance services &amp; HR experts, Croner, joined forces to give managers a first-

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Minimum wage changes 1 Oct

Some National Minimum Wage rates change from 1 October 2012, and the new rates must be applied from

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Coalition Government: employment legislation policy

The Government announced the following new employment law policy in its document "Plan for Growth",

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Andy Willis comments on the proposed Employment Tribunal reform

&nbsp; The Government's consultation document 'Resolving workplace disputes' was published at the