Whether you are a new business or established business the laws surrounding employment can seem daunting. “Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees. It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees' rights at work.”
If you do not adhere to these laws and regulations it could be financially damaging to your business, not to mention costly in time and resources. Within eight weeks of a new employee joining your company, you are required by law to provide a statement outlining the main terms of their employment.
Should you fail to provide this, an employment tribunal could award the employee with up to four weeks gross pay.
At most employment tribunals the contract of employment is used to define whether the employer has taken appropriate action. Prepared contracts of employment outline the standards that are expected from employees. If you do not have these in place as an employer you are at risk of disputes. Disputes can often occur due to different understandings about terms. You will not be able to deduct wages or lawfully dismiss staff without the contract being in place.
Our solicitors have vast experience in providing advice for employers and writing contracts that are up to date with the latest employment legislation.
We can also review any contracts of employment and policies that you may already have in place to ensure that they remain up to date with current legislation and provide adequate protection for your legitimate business interests.
If you require further legal advice regarding your employment contracts, please contact one of our expert solicitors today.