Employment

Any business that employs staff should know the importance of keeping up to date with employment legislation

Of course, that’s easier said than done when you’re running a business in an increasingly unsteady landscape. Even for seasoned business professionals, employment law can seem like a legal minefield due to its constantly developing nature.

With pressure piling up and day-to-day demands taking priority, it’s easy for business owners to trip up in the ever-changing world of employment law. At 360 Business Law, we like to see ourselves as the legal safety net, preventing damage by helping you to implement best practice in all areas.

Our expert employment lawyers have extensive experience advising and acting for employers across a multitude of sectors. From disciplinary and dismissals to redundancy, restricting and restrictive covenants, you can count on us to keep your business compliant with the law.

Expertise

Directors’ service agreements are designed to outline the relationship between the director and company, clarifying their roles and responsibilities to minimise the risk of business disputes. Our employment lawyers can offer practical guidance when constructing an agreement, ensuring that all parties are satisfied with their obligations from the outset.

In the unfortunate circumstances that an employee behaves in a way that is detrimental to the organisation, employers must have the appropriate framework in place to deal with the situation in a way that is compliant with employment law. You can count on our dedicated team to help you develop and implement a disciplinary and grievance procedure that is both firm but fair.

The terms of an employment contract define the rights, responsibilities and obligations within the employment relationship. Beyond the contract itself, you also need a set of policies that outline grievance and disciplinary procedures and clarify statutory rights. Our employment lawyers work proactively with organisations across a broad range of sectors to draft employment contracts, staff handbooks and key company policies.

If an existing or former member of staff has chosen to take a dispute before an employment tribunal, our team of highly qualified employment lawyers can help. With vast experience representing clients varying in size and industry, you can count on us to defend your business, limit the damage and preserve your reputation.

Whether you’ve recently set up a company, are restructuring your business, are hiring from overseas or are looking to grow your team but simply want an expert eye on your employment contracts, you can count on our lawyers to keep you right. Our employment lawyers are all highly qualified with at least five years’ experience assisting organisations ranging in size and sector – no case is too complex, and no issue is too challenging.

Redundancies are often a by-product of change in business. Whether unavoidable or as a strategic move to boost your chances of success, restructuring can be a daunting process, not to mention negotiating settlements with members of staff that you might be letting go. Our experts are here to guide you through the process with pragmatic advice, assisting in the restructuring itself and helping with negotiations and documentation where necessary. Our priority is to support your business through change and ensure all redundancies are carried out fairly to reduce the risk of action being taken against you.

We fully appreciate the critical need for a business to protect its intellectual property: these trade secrets and unique assets make your organisation stand out from the competition. We draw on decades of experience in employment law to advise clients on how to draft and enforce restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements and dedicated IP clauses.

When a business changes owner, its employees may be protected under TUPE – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment.) Regardless of size or sector, these regulations must be adhered to unless redundancies are to be made or the business is filing for insolvency. If your business is changing hands, we can advise you on when TUPE applies so as to ensure you are not within breach of regulations.

In light of recent Government incentives and subsequent regulations designed to encourage whistle-blowers to speak out with the promise of protection, our lawyers work closely with businesses to ensure such provisions are met and guide them in the drafting of appropriate policies to reflect this.

Our employment lawyers provide practical legal guidance for organisations to ensure compliance with the UK Working Time Regulations, advising on employment contracts in relation to this critical piece of employment legislation.

For further information or to discuss a matter please telephone 0333 772 0926 or click here to email us.

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