Law guide: Employment

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Employing staff

Employing staff

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Employing staff

Today's equality and anti-discrimination legislation creates a myriad of problems for employers who are seeking the best candidate for a job. There are also new criminal offences arising from immigration issues.

Over the associated pages we set out a number of ways in which an employer can protect itself from problems arising when recruiting staff.


This section considers how to recruit the right staff whilst treating all candidates fairly and avoiding discrimination.

Employment contracts

Employment contracts are prepared where employers and employees decide to express the terms and conditions governing their relationship in writing rather than relying on verbal agreements. This section tells you how to provide a written statement to the employee showing their terms and conditions of service.

Unusual employees

This section covers employing people with criminal convictions and international students.

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