Employing school leavers

Recent legal changes affect anyone who was born on or after 1 September 1997 and therefore who is not yet 18 years old. In England they are required to stay in some form of education or training until their18th birthday. This means that in order to work for you: either they must engage in part-time […]

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Counting time for travel to work where no fixed workplace

A new ruling by the European Court of Justice has ruled that for employees without a fixed working base, travelling time should count towards their time worked.  Could this affect your business? The trade unions have welcomed this recent decision as it should mean more money for people who travel to appointments. That is being […]

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Use of English language in the workplace

It is legitimate (and currently lawful) to insist on the use of a sole common language in the workplace. You would want to do this to ensure good communication, avoid suspicion between different groups and facilitate good working relationships. In Wales this language could be Welsh, although advice should be sought from the Welsh Language […]

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Employing migrant workers

Germany is welcoming migrant workers but what about small employers in the UK? Legality Before employing anyone it is important to check their legal status to work in the UK. There is more information here. But there are other considerations: The ability to communicate in English Read our blog here Induction Those who may have […]

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