Complying with Employment Law for the Small Business

Employment law is one of a number of areas where the small firm simply does not have the same resources as its larger counterpart.

Whilst some of the claims from the survey seem somewhat unrealistic, particularly the one that stated that on average, small businesses invest ten hours each month dealing with all different aspects of employment law, there is little doubt that employment legislation, as with health and safety and other areas of law, place an almost unmanageable burden on the smaller enterprise. 

I have long argued that certain areas of legislation should be applied differently to larger businesses than to smaller ones.  Such an approach is taken when it comes to the application of filing requirements and accounting disclosure and it would not be that difficult to apply similar criteria for other legislation.