A lawyer's guide to HR happiness
Sean Walsh, Employment Law Solicitor for Harper James Solicitors, shares his advice for startups on hiring, firing and everything in between.
Getting your employment practise right in the eyes of the law is a delicate task, and something that can preoccupy new businesses for many months. When you’re starting out and scaling up, employment law challenges and questions can arise thick and fast, and finding answers quickly and easily becomes a priority.
So I’ll be sharing a series of articles to give you a birds-eye view of some of the issues you need to consider, and the employment law expertise you’ll need. With clear, useful headline information and practical tips on what steps you’ll need to take, over the next few weeks this guide will act as an insight into the legal side of employing.
Once you have the paperwork in place and guidelines established, it’s time to start bringing staff on board. There are a huge range of different legal factors to consider when recruiting, not least the laws around equality and right to work, so this week, we look at recruitment, workers’ rights and business immigration.