Employment contracts, staff handbooks and procedures

Employment contracts

An employment contract establishes a legal relationship between the employer and employee. It is crucial to get this right to protect the business. We can:

  • review existing contracts and recommend changes that may be required to ensure they are legally compliant and relevant to your current business requirements
  • advise on special contracts for employees on performance-related pay, such as sales people – we can cover commission or bonus payments and protect the business in the event an employee leaves or has their employment terminated
  • prepare contracts for company directors and senior executives, including service agreements and shareholder agreements.
  • Advise upon and draft appropriate business protection provisions such as restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses to ensure they are proportionate and therefore enforceable

Employers are required by law to provide an employment contract, which must state the employee’s statutory rights with regard to pay, holiday, maternity leave and so forth.

Policies and procedures

Employers are legally required to have minimum policies and procedures in place regardless of the size of the business, including those related to statutory rights such as maternity/parental/adoption leave etc

We can review what policies you require to protect your business and ensure they are correctly drafted and appropriately tailored to suit the requirements of your business

We can act either on a “pay as you go basis” or a fixed fee retainer basis under our Bulldog HR scheme.

What Next?

If you think your business may need a robust legal solution for an employment or commercial situation, pick up the ‘dog and bone’ and call now on 0203 137 55 65 or contact us to arrange a free initial ‘no nonsense’ telephone assessment call with our pedigree solicitor. You can also click here to download our free special guide for business owners: “The 7 potholes of employment law and how to steer safely round them”.