Employment Advice for Businesses

 

We act for a wide range of employers.

Whatever your business model we are able to provide professional and commercially minded advice to bring about a swift resolution.

In commercial terms, prevention of an employment dispute is preferable to resolving problems. When an employer/ employee relationship fails completely there are several potential costs:

  • The cost of awards made in Court or Tribunal to the employee ( such awards can be significant)
  • The temporary cash-flow cost of day to day disruption to the business by the loss of key personnel
  • The permanent cost of lost customers/clients as a consequence of transferred instructions and orders or loyalty to a competitor.
  • The cost of recruitment (advertising, agency) when replacement is necessary
  • The hidden cost of lost intellectual property (“know-how”) of the business to a rival

In a general sense, employee satisfaction through the knowledge that their terms are clear, fair and defined will benefit the business through Staff retention and productivity.

To assist our clients in achieving these aims, we can offer advice and services to Client Employers including:

  • Policy and procedures audit (on a one off basis)
  • Advice on general HR practice ( on a one off  basis or on annual retainer)
  • Preparing employment contract and procedures ( on a one off  basis or on annual retainer)
  • Restrictive Covenants (drafting and enforceability) These are particularly relevant to senior “key” personnel
  • Advice on Redundancy
  • Retirement
  • TUPE  ( this advice would be automatically addressed if we are instructed on a sale of a business)
  • Working Time
  • Handling grievance or disciplinaries
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Equal Pay
  • Maternity and family friendly matters
  • Recruitment
  • Sickness and absenteeism

In the event that a Client Employer wishes to instruct us because it has contentious issues with one or more of its employees or its business model dictates that changes have to be imposed on one or more of its employees we can offer services including:

  • Advice and representation at Employment Tribunal or Court
  • Negotiating exit packages & drafting Compromise Agreements

Contact Mike Jones.

Tredomen tel: 01443 816400.
Email: mike@michaelleightonjones.com

Contact Hugh Lloyd Thomas.

Tredomen tel: 01443 816400.
Email: hugh.thomas@michaelleightonjones.com