Contract of employment and policies
When you take on an employee you must ensure that you comply with employment law to avoid nasty surprises later down the line.
New legislation is set to come into force on 6 April 2020 requiring employers to give a written statement of terms to workers and employees on the first day of work. The best way of doing this is to ensure you have a written contract in place.
How can we help?
We work with you to prepare employment contracts that comply with the law and which protect your business. In particular we make sure that your customer base and any confidential information is protected and give you peace of mind knowing that your interests are covered because any restrictions are properly drafted.
We can also prepare the key policies that you should have for your employees including disciplinary and grievance policies, sickness absence policy, health and safety policy, equal opportunities policy, anti-harassment/bullying policy and email/internet/social media policy.
If things don’t work out we can also help you to manage the situation and, if appropriate, prepare settlement agreements to end the employment relationship without the risk of an employment claim being brought by the departing employee.
We can also help with Directors service agreements, Freelancer/independent contractor agreements and Consultancy agreements.