Taking on Employees
One of the most important decisions for any business owner – whether he’s a sole trader, in a partnership, or operating as a limited company – is when to take on employees. One minute everything is ticking along nicely, and then suddenly you have too much work to cope with and you need help. You have to make sure that you don’t do anything to contravene those rights, or you may find that your employees can make a claim against you at an employment tribunal. If the tribunal finds in favour of your employee, you can then face a bill for compensation.
Right from the moment you decide to take on a staff member, you have to stay on the right side of the law. If you need to talk things over with someone before taking the first steps, an adviser at Business is a good place to start.