Under current employment legislation, employers have to provide their employees with certain written details of their terms of employment. This information is usually in their employment contracts, and associated company policies and procedures. Not only do these documents give employees the minimum information required by law, they also include important legal protections for employers if properly drafted.
Companies are also required to make copies of directors’ service agreements available for inspection at their registered office. So it is important that these documents are complete and legally compliant.
On top of this, as an employer, you also need to understand your duties and responsibilities to your employees. A key part of this is making sure that employment contracts, and workplace policies and procedures are kept up to date, used effectively, and reviewed periodically so that they remain compliant with UK employment law. This can reduce the potential for employee/employer disputes arising in the future.
How can Thorntons help?
Our Employment Law team is experienced in drafting bespoke and compliant employment contracts, covering a wide range of employment arrangements.
We can also prepare, implement and advise upon new policies and procedures, tailored to your organisation’s requirements, and review your existing contracts, workplace policies and procedures. This helps you to ensure that your contracts and your staff handbook are up to date and fully compliant with all aspects of UK employment law.
Our Employment lawyers also regularly advise employers in respect of their employment obligations, such as those imposed by the Working Time Regulations or current National Minimum Wage legislation. We can guide you through the use of your procedures as and when required, and can provide training and advice on any of these matters.
In most employment situations taking legal advice early on can often stop the situation from escalating and will save you time and money later. With our proactive advice, Thorntons Employment Law team can help find the right solution for you over employment contracts, policies and procedures. Give one of our team a call on 03330 430 350 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you.
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