S2E7 Recruiting and managing staff

Hannah Thomas of Markel Law talks us through the process of taking on a new employee

Recruiting and managing staff can be a legal minefield with costly consequences if you get it wrong. There's a wide range of legislation you must comply with as an employer if you want to steer clear of trouble.

In this episode, we speak to employment law specialist Hannah Thomas of Markel Law. She explains how small businesses often get into legal difficulties when hiring and managing staff and provides practical advice on how to get it right.

Show notes

Find links to content related to the topics covered in this episode below.

Taking on your first employee

Employee rights

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Managing discipline and performance issues

Employment tribunals

About Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas is an employment law solicitor at Markel Law LLP. She writes the employment law and health and safety content for the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Legal Hub and provides regular updates on key employment issues affecting small businesses.

Markel Law LLP is the provider of the FSB Legal Protection Scheme, which includes access to a 24/7 legal advice helpline and to the FSB Legal Hub for FSB members, which contains over 1,300 downloadable and customisable documents, guides, templates and more.

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