Employment law

Employment law

This section provides an in-depth explanation of employment law topics, from advertising and recruitment to dismissal and resignation. Each topic contains accurate and up-to-date information, with:

  • an overview of the key areas
  • an in-depth section providing a detailed explanation of the law
  • Q and As giving specific answers to common questions raised in these areas, and
  • a selection of related cases looking at how the law has developed in this area through judgments and key decisions.

You can also access our overview of forthcoming legislation to ensure you’re up-to-date with upcoming changes, and our statutory rates page contains the legal pay rates you need to apply in your organisation.

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Advice when you need it*

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HR Documents

HR Documents

The application of employment law and HR within your organisation requires a significant amount of administrative and procedural obligations to be met. This section provides you with the templates and tools to help follow lawful and best practices in relation to staff. Our extensive range of model documents and policies allows you to download and customise documents for your organisation, from contract clauses to letters. HR calculators carry out quick and easy pay and absence calculations, whilst our downloadable checklists guide you through everyday management processes. Flowcharts are available to provide a visual step-by-step walk through employment procedures and our market-leading pay and benefits benchmarking help advise salary decisions within your sector.

Online HR Tools

Online HR Tools

Salary Search to attract talent, take advantage of 11 HR calculators and the job evaluation tool—plus a whole lot extra

Case law

Case law

Our case law section contains hundreds of case reports, covering key domestic and European decisions from the employment tribunal to the Supreme Court. Updated regularly with interesting and significant cases, our library of decisions can be easily searched by topic area or case name to find the case that guides you on the correct interpretation of the law. Our reports provide an overview of the key facts and explain the decisions reached in a clear and understandable way. Each case contains an additional section explaining what the judgment means for employers and whether action should be taken to safeguard their organisation.