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Setting up a business involves complying with a range of legal requirements. Find out which ones apply to you and your new enterprise.

While poor governance can bring serious legal consequences, the law can also protect business owners and managers and help to prevent conflict.

Whether you want to raise finance, join forces with someone else, buy or sell a business, it pays to be aware of the legal implications.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Marketing matters. Marketing drives sales for businesses of all sizes by ensuring that customers think of their brand when they want to buy.

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

Whether your business owns or rents premises, your legal liabilities can be substantial. Commercial property law is complex, but you can avoid common pitfalls.

With information and sound advice, living up to your legal responsibilities to safeguard your employees, customers and visitors need not be difficult or costly.

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

Intellectual property (IP) isn't solely relevant to larger businesses or those involved in developing innovative new products: all products have IP.

Knowing how and when you plan to sell or relinquish control of your business can help you to make better decisions and achieve the best possible outcome.

From bereavement, wills, inheritance, separation and divorce to selling a house, personal injury and traffic offences, learn more about your personal legal rights.

From pay, hours and time off to discipline, grievance and hiring and firing employees, find out about your legal responsibilities as an employer.

Every business will have to enrol their employees in an occupational pension before 2018. Read our guide to the law and how to fulfil your duties.
Regulations covering wages and statutory pay apply to almost every business. Our guide to minimum and living wage, pay for new parents and sick pay.
All businesses should have clear, fair procedures to avoid disputes getting to tribunal, and to give them the best chance of success if one does.
Our step-by step guide to inducting new employees into your business, providing everything they need and helping them feel settled.
A clear and fair employment contract helps both you and your new employee understand your obligations to each other. Our overview of the key issues.
Read our checklist on creating a workplace email policy, establishing security procedures and letting your employees know what's expected of them.
Dismissing an employee may be your best option if their performance is unacceptable, or their position no longer exists. Here are some simple rules.
Discriminating against employees on any grounds other than their ability to do the job is a bad idea. Our guide to workplace discrimination.
Not sure how to go about holding a fair and lawful disciplinary hearing when an employee has breached workplace rules? Follow our step-by-step guide.
Employment law can be complex, but you must get it right, or face unhappy employees and potential legal claims. Our guide to the basic issues.
Our step-by-step guide to drawing up an employment contract, from thinking up the basic terms to include to agreeing and signing with your employee.
Online social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have moved into the business mainstream - but the law isn't always clear.
Sacking an employee for gross misconduct can be tricky, and getting it wrong could lead to legal proceedings. Our FAQs explain your responsibilities.
Read our frequently asked questions about making employees redundant, including what procedures to follow and alternatives to consider.
Frequently asked questions on your responsibilities towards staff who work remotely, and the rights they have to act on behalf of your business.

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