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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.

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Almost all workers are entitled to certain statutory and minimum pay rates. Check what rates of pay your employees are entitled to.
Online social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have moved into the business mainstream - but the law isn't always clear.
It's essential to get your remuneration packages right to attract and retain reliable employees with the skills your business needs. Our guide.
A good pension scheme can be an invaluable benefit for attracting and retaining key senior staff. Our guide to the options available.
Incentive pay can be a good way to encourage employees, motivating them to work better for your business. Here's how to introduce a scheme.
Extended flexible working rights and technology have made homeworking increasingly attractive. Here's how to support homeworking for your employees.
Our guide to setting up good procedures that let you deal with disciplinary and grievance issues consistently and fairly.
Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings, poor performance, low morale and wasted time. Learn to communicate well with employees.
A well-thought-out internet policy can stop employees wasting time online, downloading viruses and endangering data security. How to introduce one.
An email policy sets out how employees can use email and any monitoring you intend to do. Here's how to formulate a clear policy.
Working time regulations safeguard employee health and safety. Our guide to holidays, breaks, night work and other working time employee rights.
A shift in the economic climate, merger or move to a new location can all make redundancies inevitable. Our overview of how to manage redundancies.
Every business must now enrol their employees in an occupational pension scheme. Read our guide to the law and how to fulfil your duties.
Sooner or later, every business with employees will experience turnover. Use our handy checklist to make sure the exit period is handled well.
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.