Employment law and you

Whether you have a particular employment problem, need to find out how employment law can affect your business or want to defend your rights – you should be a member of the CLA.

Do you have a current employment problem?

Many landowners join the CLA to ask for impartial professional advice, to clarify where the law stands and to prevent expensive and often unnecessary civil actions. Common areas of concern with employment include:

  • discipline
  • minimum wage
  • tied housing
  • flexible working
  • training
  • recruitment
  • bonus/incentives
  • redundancy
  • maternity
  • sacking
  • employment tribunals
  • pensions

Free advice for members

Employment law can be complex. If you become a member you will receive free, independent advice – advice which is aimed at achieving the early and successful resolution of your problem and which normally far outweighs the cost of membership. (For many members the annual subscription costs less than one hour of a professional’s time.)

CLA’s in-house team advises on employment, planning, land use, legal and tax matters and our advisers are experts in their field; in addition, there are surveyors and regional advisers throughout the regions to help you at local level.

As well as the advice CLA members can access, the majority of members – whether they own a single acre or a thousand – benefit from our continuous work to change the law and reduce red tape.

Employment law can represent a major hurdle to growth and the CLA is at the forefront in lobbying for reform that will facilitate rather than frustrate.


Protecting your best interests

The CLA is the only organisation working to influence Government solely on behalf of owners of rural land, property and business. There are many other organisations spending millions on lobbying to pursue their own agendas and all landowners, from the smallest acreage to the largest estate, need to act together vigorously to defend our interests. Nobody is doing more than the CLA to manage the impact on the value of land – both in the short and long term.


Anyone who owns rural land will benefit from joining the CLA

We are effective at influencing decision-makers at national and local levels including ensuring that employment law takes into account rural issues, such as tied housing. As a CLA member you can add your voice. In addition, you can receive advice and support that will help protect and enhance your assets.

Whatever the value of your rural land, business and property interests, the CLA subscription represents only a fraction of its true value and is your best insurance for the future.