Employment & HR
Employment & HR
Your people are likely to be your most valuable business asset; one that should be protected. It’s equally important that your employment policies and practices work to the advantage of your business and don’t leave you open to future risk. It’s often a difficult balance for business owners and HR professionals, particularly when employment practices are under greater scrutiny and where employment law is constantly changing. Getting it wrong can be a costly mistake and also damage the reputation of your business.
Prevention is better than cure; it’s best to get employee Terms & Conditions, contracts, policies and remuneration, right from the start to avoid being at risk of non-compliance with the latest regulations. But even the best employer will experience employee issues that can escalate into full blown disputes if wrongly managed. Your disciplinary and dismissal procedures may be leaving your business open to unnecessary risk of discrimination and unfair dismissal claims, which could later become full–blown employment tribunals. Negotiating a fair compromise agreement could be the best solution for both parties and you will want it concluded quickly and at minimal cost and disruption to your business.
Our employment team specialises in working closely with business owners and HR professionals on all aspects of employment law, including policies and procedures, remuneration and benefit issues, avoiding discrimination issues, as well as disciplinary/dismissal procedures and employment tribunals. We also work closely with in-house teams on any TUPE or business transfer issues.
Our advice is refreshingly direct and pragmatic and we offer a range of highly cost effective solutions including fixed price retainers and insurance based services so you can budget your legal costs with no surprises.