Having the right documents in place such as a contract of employment and employee handbook not only provides certainty for both employer and employee, but ensures that your company is complying with current employment legislation and best practice. You can ensure that your business is protected by having suitable notice periods or restrictive covenants in contracts and that you have appropriate measures in place to deal with absences, misconduct or performance through your handbook.
Most businesses are unique in the way that they are set up and run, and so having documents prepared tailored to your business is essential. We can provide documents that are geared to the way you work whilst also ensuring that they are up to date.
Should you find yourself in the position of facing a claim made by a current or former employer in the Employment Tribunal, we can take the stress and pressure away by handling the matter for you. The law around the employment relationship is complex and so we will do everything we can to protect your business and minimise both the impact and any potential cost to you.
We provide pragmatic advice from the outset and will always act in your best interests. It can often be sensible to settle a claim either due to the risks involved or it makes commercial sense to do so, and if so, we will advise you of this. Sometimes, however, this is not possible in which case we will prepare your defence to the claim and any witness statements to ensure that you are in the best position possible to defend the claim at the final hearing.
We offer a service that provides you with the peace of mind that you have employment law experts on hand throughout the year. We can act as your HR team or provide support to your existing HR team to guide you on all employment law issues you may encounter, leaving you to focus on running your business.
The cost is a fixed fee, meaning you know exactly how much the service will cost throughout the year so no unexpected bills for our advice. We can tailor the service to suit your needs providing a range of options that can include: