Top tips on employment law for hairdressing & beauty

09 July 2019

Are you up to speed on employment law? A few things worth thinking about...

You’ll probably agree that your employees are your greatest asset – so managing them in a fair and lawful way not only puts you in the best position to make your business competitive, but also increases their engagement and loyalty to your company.

Absence and misconduct

When your employees aren’t at work when they should be, it can cost you money. Of course you can’t prevent all absences, but getting on top of the situation can help reduce or prevent non-genuine absences and keep your absence related costs low. As an employer, issues with misconduct will inevitably crop up – from something simple such as consistent lateness, through to more serious instances like theft. A good set of disciplinary rules and procedures will ensure employees know where they stand and what levels of behaviour are expected of them – together with what could happen if they break the rules.

Employment documentation and termination

Comprehensive employment documentation is the cornerstone of the employer-employee relationship. You have discretion to create rules and policies which your salon needs to keep on track, so you should consider these carefully. Termination of employment can occur in many ways for example:

  • Resignation
  • Dismissal
  • Redundancy

Each of these has their own processes attached to ensure that they’re carried out fairly, and to ensure that all loose ends are tied up. What may not appear to be a dismissal can actually be so in the eyes of the law, so having awareness of how to terminate employment properly is vital. To get some immediate advice on any issues, call one of our expert advisors on 0808 159 2872. Alternatively, request a free consultation with our experienced team.

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