Employment Contracts, Procedures & Policies
Your business should have the policies in place to clearly explain how issues will be dealt with, if and when they arise, to show you operate in a consistent and fair way. As a minimum, every employer should have an employment contract in place. We also recommend that employees are provided with a staff handbook outlining the procedures and polices in place.
Service & Consultancy Agreements
If you’re a contractor, or using contractors, it’s absolutely crucial that you have an up to date and legally accurate consultancy agreement in place before undertaking any work. We can work with you to provide a framework covering the standard points such as dealing with confidentiality, liability and responsibilities as well as tailoring the document to suit your specific requirements.
Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination, Breach of Contract & Employment Tribunal Claims
Facing an unfair dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract or employment tribunal situation can be an extremely stressful time. It is important to know the differences between the above situations and we are here to help guide you, removing the worry from any technicalities or difficulties that may arise.
Settlement Agreements & Termination Packages
Either as an employer or employee we can work on your behalf to create appropriate settlement agreements should the employment be terminated or a settlement required in other circumstances, avoiding the need for legal proceedings via employment tribunal or court. We’ll use our expertise to ensure that your agreements are based on a sound legal footing and meet the specific needs related to your case.
Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
TUPE refers to the "Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. The TUPE rules apply to businesses of all sizes and protect employees rights when the company they work for transfers to a new employer. We are here to offer a range of help and advice for businesses or individuals dealing with TUPE and the legal matters therein.
When you buy or sell a business you are also transferring the rights of employees within that hand over. You have a legal responsibility under TUPE for employees to transfer to their new employer on existing terms and conditions of their employment and it's important this process is followed correctly. If you are looking to buy or sell a business contact us to find out how we can help ease the process.