An employer is never too small to need HR support. From the time you employ a single person, you are subject to employment law requirements. A written contract of employment, employers liability insurance and health and safety are the bear minimum.
Once you reach five employees, you need to offer a pension scheme (although you do not need to contribute) and you need to have certain policies documented.
Even with one employee, a business is at risk of an employment tribunal if it fails to get things right. The risk of discrimination and the legal requirement to provide time off to care for dependents are just a couple of examples of risks which are relevant to businesses of all sizes and can actually be more of a risk to smaller companies as the company is less able to take up the slack.
It is never too early to get HR advice for your business.
DOHR provides a complete HR support and consultancy service for businesses of all sizes across Northern London and Hertfordshire. Give us a call on 01923 504100 for a free chat to find out how we can minimise the risk your employees can bring to your business.