When it comes to the health, safety and wellbeing of those in your employ, do you treat everyone the same, including your temporary workers?
Do you know the rules and regulations for hiring employees under different kinds of contracts?
Firms that claim merely to connect self-employed workers to customers while setting the price for work done could be affected by the proposed changes.
In 2016, employers will begin to feel the impact of the employment law reforms made by the first Conservative government. As such, here are the five most important pieces of legislation that leaders need to keep in mind.
Parliament has officially been dissolved and with only two months to go before the general election, political rhetoric is heating up. In an attempt to establish policy differentiation, all parties have articulated potential legislative change for various sectors.
Zero hours contracts have traditionally become a useful tool for many businesses, particularly, but not exclusively, those with a high turnover of temporary workers and a consistent need for last minute arrangements, such as restaurants, retail outlets and hotels.
The number of employees on zero-hours contracts has increased more than threefold since 2010, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) obtained by shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna MP revealed.
Simon J Macpherson of Kronos considers whether zero-hours contracts are really worth the hassle.
The Business Secretary announced a range of new measures at the Liberal Democrat conference today.
The use of zero-hour contracts has been abused by some employers and workers (generally those in low paid jobs) have been exploited. Pressure from the media, trade unions to ban their use appears to be growing. But are they all bad?