Our specialist employment-law solicitors advise organisations to ensure their employment contracts and internal policies and procedures comply with legislation and are appropriate, effective and kept up-to-date regarding changes to employment law and health and social care sector-specific regulations.
Employment contracts and internal policies and procedures are the most important pieces of legally binding documentation that exists between an employer and an employee. Well-drafted and comprehensive employment contracts and internal policies and procedures are one of the most effective ways to safeguard your organisation from employees making a claim against you. It is imperative that employment contracts and internal policies and procedures are drafted in a clear and easy to understand manner in order to reduce the risk of them being open to interpretation and potentially leave your organisation open to claims. Clear employment contracts and internal policies and procedures ensure that both you and your employees know where you stand and should be reviewed regularly to ensure they are still relevant and comply with changes to employment law, changes within the organisation and sector-specific regulations and requirements.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our experienced employment-law team can support your organisation to draft clear employment contracts and internal policies and procedures to ensure the smooth running of day-to-day operations. Internal policies provide a framework within which an organisation makes choices about how it operates. They can help the organisation with decision making and provide a clear pathway of actions that should be taken in the event of a breach of contract or internal policy. Organisations may have policies on any number of topics, for example:
- Risk management.
- Service delivery.
- Volunteer involvement.
Our employment contracts and internal policies and procedures service
We work with a number of organisations across multiple sectors to ensure that their employment contracts and internal policies and procedures are drafted in a clear and comprehensive manner, are tailored to the specific requirements of the organisation and take into consideration the sector specific legislation and regulations. Our experienced employment solicitors can advise on all aspects of employment contracts and internal policies and procedures, including:
- directors’ Service Agreements;
- consultancy Agreements;
- contracts of employment, including secondment and joint-employment contracts;
- discrimination, bullying and harassment policies;
- disciplinary and grievance procedures;
- data protection and confidentiality procedures;
- restrictive covenants;
- staff handbooks and rules for employees;
- sector-specific regulations such as night-working contracts;
- joint contracts;
- zero-hour contracts;
- Sickness absence;
- Maternity/paternity, shared-parental and adoption leave;
- Equal opportunities; and
- Health and safety policy.
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The purpose of this 30-minute free webinar is to address how employers navigate homeworking; supporting employees whilst also ensuring that their organisation stays financially viable.
With the UK Government releasing its plan for handling the next stage of the Covid-19 Pandemic, all employers are considering when and how their employees will return to their workplace.
This last week, we have had three different pieces of Government guidance, one confusing Treasury Direction and some conflicting SSP Regulations
Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Treasury produced a Direction to HMRC on 15 April 2020, relating to payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
The Government’s new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) was released late Thursday 9 April. Once again, it’s a mixed bag.
We must be living in a strange world when the usual April changes in employment law ground us and even offer some light relief! This ebriefing outlines the changes that have come into force.
It is not often that new Government guidance is released on a Saturday, but we are living in unprecedented times!
Following a fortnight of announcements and proposed legislation regarding employment and furlough, here's our latest update.
In this our third Coronavirus briefing, we will address the latest employment developments and their implications for employers and employees.
Issues such as self-isolation, Statutory Sick Pay and a downturn in business are key and the situation is not a static one.
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