Employer legal requirements

Employer legal requirements

We provide a range of highly cost effective services for small business clients needing to comply with the ever changing burden of employment law. Most small business do not have an in-house HR department and we can offer this as an outsourced function for you, taking away the considerable strain of dealing with myriad staff issues.

Our services range from tailoring contracts of employment to employment policies and procedures, providing your business with practical checklists for avoiding discrimination claims and ad hoc advice for dealing with day to day issues arising such as grievances, employee sickness absence and if necessary, redundancy.

Aside from the statutory legal requirements on employers, including the new Equality Act and Bribery Act compliance, employers are facing new risks and challenges due to the explosion in data and risks associated with the internet generally such as leakage of confidential information, use of social media and such like. Again, we can help not only with ensuring you have clear, well thought and balanced policies and procedures in this regard, but also with issues surrounding employee internet monitoring of use and misuse.

For more senior employees, we assist client with preparation of suitable contracts including consideration of issues regarding :-

  • post termination restrictive covenants
  • gardening leave clauses
  • policy on bonuses

One of the most frustrating aspects of the legal requirements on employers, as our clients regularly advise us, is  how easy it is to make a technical, procedural mistake which can result in legal liability. Sometimes, even though you have acted proportionately and reasonably in a given situation, you still fall foul of the law. We are on hand to ensure this does not happen.

If the worst happens and you face an employment tribunal claim, we are highly experienced and knowledgeable in representing employers at the Employment Tribunal and have excellent knowledge of the Tribunals in and around London and further afield. We also regularly use our tactical experience to negotiate settlements for clients which, whilst not ideal (litigation never is) represent the fastest and cheapest solution to a problem which is in danger of “mushrooming”

Why not contact us today for a free 30 minute discussion about how we can help and to obtain some fixed fee costings for your employment law requirements.