With all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and increasing unemployment rates, being told that your employment is ending will undoubtedly be a distressing and worrying time. Some employers are offering Settlement Agreements (a legally binding agreeing...
What do we legally need to provide to an employee?
It is a legal requirement that employers must provide employees with at least a Written Statement of their terms and conditions within two months of their employment commencing.
Why do we need to provide employment contracts?
These documents are the rules and regulations which govern the working relationship and can prove invaluable in the event of a dispute. The importance of clear, well-drafted documents cannot be overstated. They set the tone for how the employment relationship will be governed and provide protection for both the employee and the employer.
Clear and easy to follow documentation empowers managers to deal with day-to-day matters in a consistent and confident manner.
Employment Contracts provide protection for employers wishing to restrict an employee’s activities post-termination, perhaps because they have developed key contacts or clients on behalf of the business or they have access to commercially sensitive information.
What is the first thing I should do in the event of an employee issue?
The policies or handbook should be the first port of call in the event of an employee dispute as they should ideally set out the procedure to be adopted and followed so that everyone knows what to expect.
We can review and advise on any changes to current Contracts, Policies or Handbooks or we can provide bespoke documents tailored to your business. If you wish to make changes to your documents and would like us to advise you on making changes and implementing them then we would be happy to help.
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