Our employment law consultants can help you create bespoke contracts of employment and employee handbooks that will not only establish clear policies and procedures that you wish to implement, but also ensure that you and your business are protected in the process.
Contracts of Employment and Employee Handbooks are the foundation of all employee/employer relationships. However, over the years we have found that it’s a highly neglected area of business with template agreements often being used rather than bespoke and thorough employment documentation.
Our experienced employment law consultants have written hundreds of contracts of employment and employee handbooks for all types of businesses, so they can not only ensure that you and your employees are protected and compliant, but they can also tailor each document to best suit the needs of your business.
We make sure that your policies, from managing sickness absence to annual leave, are clearly communicated and that your employees are treated fairly, so that you avoid any serious workplace disputes in the future.
What employee documentation should you have in place?
That depends on what type of employment category, of which there are three, your employee falls under as you can have someone working for you as:
The type of contract they need will be based on which of the above categories they belong to.
Guardian Support can help with all sorts of employee contracts such as:
- Standard Contract of Employment
- Casual Worker Agreement
- Zero Hours
- Apprenticeship Agreement
- Self-employed and subcontractor agreements
- Director Service Agreements
Technically speaking, you can have a verbal contract, whether an employment contract or otherwise, but we issue a strong word of caution against doing so because it can become quite difficult, even impossible, to prove what was said and agreed.
Quite often, these verbal contracts don’t include all the terms that are expected in a contract of employment.
In addition, under Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, every employer has a duty to provide all employees, within 2 months of commencement of their employment, with a written principal statement of terms and conditions of employment which details the main terms and conditions that are relevant to their employment.
Where you have subscribed to our contract services, our HR consultants are able to assist you with this document.
Need a professional to review your contracts of employment?
Our employment documentation service includes:
- Contracts of employment and employee handbooks professionally written by your designated employment law consultant
- If you have contracts in place already, we can review these and carry out a comprehensive audit and, if appropriate, suggest and implement changes
- Updates and amendments when legislation or external/internal change requires them
- Regular updates on employment law changes via our electronic newsletter
*can also include an onsite visit to complete an initial assessment looking at more than one hundred different facets to your contractual documentation, so you can guarantee that your documentation is tailored to your needs
If your employment documentation is giving you nightmares, call us today on 0845 2626 260