Stay compliant with employment law, no matter how small your team.
Whether you're looking to hire your first employee, manage your staff day-to-day or expand your departments, we've got employment advice and resources to help you along the way, written by the experts.
Find support with hiring from abroad, learn how to manage your team's performance, or discover how you can train new talent with apprenticeships.
What to expect in employment law in 2021 and beyond
New IR35 rules, statutory rate changes, updates to the National Minimum Wage and more. Our employment experts take you through the key things happening in employment law in 2021.
Welcoming new staff to your business? Our guides will help you get off to a flying start.
What should be in your employee handbook? FSB Employment Protection explains the benefits of a staff handbook and which policies you should include.
Whether you're hiring your first employee or expanding your team, find out what you should include in a successful staff induction.
With businesses slowly reopening and employees returning to work, we explain the process of changing employment contracts and what your employment contracts should include.
Looking for help with recruitment?
We’ve got information, templates and videos to guide you from advert to offer in our FSB legal hub. Available 24/7, ready to download and customise when you are.
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Hiring talent from outside the UK
The UK has completed its transition period and is no longer part of the European Union. If you hire staff from outside the UK there are extra steps you need to take.
If you’re employing from outside the UK, learn the steps you need to take to ensure your applicants have the right to work in the UK under new immigration rules, including updated guidance on transitional measures.
From 1 July 2021, a new frontier worker permit is required by those who work in the UK but live abroad. Find out who might need a permit and how to apply with our guide.
FSB members can access free resources and discounted legal support through their FSB membership.
Managing staff performance
From tracking performance to boosting morale, find out how you can keep track of your team.
If your employee raises a grievance, it’s vital that you handle the matter correctly and promptly. Learn what’s involved in the process, what you should do and where to find your free grievance procedure template.
Our guide covers what targets to set and monitor for you staff to help your staff and your business grow.
Staff reviews are a critical part of your plan for not only helping staff grow and improve but giving them a platform for feedback. Our guide covers what to keep in mind when carrying out reviews of your staff.
How do I handle this....
Sometimes being an employer means difficult discussions have to be had. We have employment lawyers available 24/7 to help you prepare as well as guides and ready to use templates online.log in now
Nurturing new talent
Offering opportunities in the form of an apprenticeship or placement not only helps them gain valuable skills, but can also bring new perspectives and skills to your business.
Our guide will take you through the process of hiring an apprentice and what you need to do, from choosing an apprenticeship standard to filling out the right paperwork.
New T Level qualifications are being introduced from September 2020 in England. Find out how industry placements will work for employers, what’s involved and what you can expect.
Taking on new talent can give your business a boost. Learn more about the benefits of apprenticeships and the value of developing new skills.
Got a question?
Get answers to all your employment questions through your FSB membership. As well as our 24/7 FSB Legal Hub, members can access an employment advice line staffed by qualified lawyers ready to answer your questions regarding employing and managing staff.