Solicitors in Essex & London
As per Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers are obliged to provide employees who will be employed for one month or longer with a statement of their terms and conditions of employment. This is usually supplied in the form of an employment contract or employee handbook. Making sure these types of documents are legally sound can be a challenge, however, our employment solicitors in Essex and London are experts at such things.
Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act outlines the key information that must be provided to an employee in a principle statement, and what information may be provided separately.
Employers should ensure that, not only do they have a compliant Section 1 Statement setting out the terms and conditions of employment, but that they also give thought to what other terms may protect their interests and can be included to make the operation of the business more efficient.
For examples, employers should consider:
We have drafted contracts and policies across a wide range of different industries to include: recruitment, construction, development and plant, catering, stage equipment companies, shops, nursing and care providers and delivery businesses.
In addition, we can assist with policies, procedures and handbooks to make the running of your business even more efficient, make handling employees easier and ensure that your employees are aware of the standards required of them.
Generally speaking, an employer should have the following policies in place as a minimum:
Careful consideration should be given to the following polices:
Our employment lawyers in Essex and London are here to help you identify the best contractual terms for your business. We can assist with policies and procedures, as well as staff handbooks to ensure efficiency and a streamlined approach to handling employees. Please feel free to contact any of our employment law solicitors directly to discuss your requirements in more detail; we are more than happy to provide you with free initial advice in the form of a telephone consultation.