July 28, 2020

legal advice for start ups

Contracts of employment

All small business owners when they start their business have a hundred and one things that they need to attend to.  Unfortunately, dealing with the legalities of employing people is usually at the bottom of their list?

All employers are legally bound to provide the following: they must provide a contract of employment on day one.  They must have policies that cover all statutory rights including Discipline, Grievance, Flexible Working, Maternity, Adoption, Paternity, Parental Leave and Shared Parental Leave. 

It is also useful to have policies in other areas as these set down the rules that the employer expects the employee to follow. It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this: they should have a Health & Safety Policy and all the documentation that supports this.

This advice originally appeared here: https://enterpriseleague.com/blog/startup-legal-advice/

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