Employers are required by law to provide employees with written confirmation of their terms and conditions of employment. However, employment contracts are not just a written record of the working arrangement in place between the parties.
Employment contracts, when drafted well and tailored to a specific person or role, protect employers and create legal rights which do not exist independently of the written document. For example, in the absence of a contractual provision, employers cannot deduct salary overpayments from an employee’s pay without their consent.
Many disputes which arise during the course of an employment relationship (relating to issues such as pay, working time and holiday) can be “nipped in the bud” by robust employment contractual terms.
Our employment lawyers also work closely with the Corporate team and can produce fit for purpose Service Agreements as required. We are also happy to assist in providing advice and assistance about contractual documents to start-up businesses and individuals.
Spearing Waite's employment law specialists will take time to understand your business, its culture, and your objectives before advising on and producing a handbook that will become an indispensible tool in the day-to-day running of your organisation.
The Spearing Waite HR Retainer Service gives businesses expert legal and support to help them deal with employment law and HR issues as and when they arise. The HR Retainer gives clients confidence that we are on hand to help with all their people-related queries, from advertising and recruitment through to dismissals and post-termination disputes.
Dismissals need to be implemented in accordance with the requirements of employment legislation. Spearing Waite's employment law experts provide advice and assistance that is compliant with the employment law framework, but which prioritises our clients’ interests, maximises their flexibility and eliminates the risk of any costly mistakes.
Spearing Waite's employment lawyers have a wealth of experience in assisting and advising businesses on redundancy and restructuring exercises. Whether the decision comes from a financial requirement to downsize or a cultural need to re-organise, we can provide support and practical solutions which make even the most complex of situations seem possible.
The Equality Act 2010 brought all of the existing employment legislation together into one place, and strengthened the law of unfair and unlawful treatment in the workplace. Spearing Waite's experienced employment lawyers provide proactive and supportive advice to help businesses comply with the legislation, and manage sensitive issues when they arise.
TUPE protects employees' terms and conditions when a business is transferred from one owner to another. This can be in a conventional business sale as a going concern, the transfer of part of a business, or in a service provision change situation. Spearing Waite's employment lawyers provide expert advice on the employment law implications of business sales and purchases.
Contact Spearing Waite for expert legal advice on employment contracts
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