What Areas Does Employment Law Cover?
In short, employment law covers every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. That includes recruitment procedures, terms, and conditions of employment, disputes while individuals are working for the business, and terminating employment for whatever reason. It governs what your staff are paid, what hours they work, and their entitlements to time off. It also lays down standards for health and safety, and protects against discrimination.
What’s The Solution?
Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or an experienced director of a company, chances are you set up your business to do business. As you’ve expanded, you have employed talented individuals to take on some of the workload. You’re an expert in your particular field, and you hire others that have their own expertise, whether that’s in engineering, marketing, or finance, for instance, to make sure your business runs smoothly.
In the same way, it’s well worth looking for expertise from an employment law consultant to help ensure your employment practices are up to scratch. But don’t just do this when a problematic issue emerges, like conduct, ill-health, or the performance of an employee. By the time matters get to this stage, dealing with the fall-out is likely to be emotive, stressful, and far more complex. Speak to an employment lawyer at an early stage: when you first begin to take on employees, when your company is growing, or when you’re planning on making changes to terms and conditions, for instance.
Then, with specialist advice on employment law, you have a better chance of understanding the parameters. You can make more certain from the outset that there are policies and procedures put in place to protect you and your employees in the future. And you’ll be better prepared to spot potential issues at an early stage so they can be addressed before they escalate and cause you, your business, and your staff more harm than they need to.
Speak To An Employment Specialist At OGR Stock Denton
Here at OGR Stock Denton Solicitors, we have been advising businesses on a range of legal issues, including employment law, for over 50 years. Like most areas of the law, employment law rarely stands still, and we understand that it can be hard for employers to keep abreast of their responsibilities. That’s where we come in.
We pride ourselves on our pragmatic approach and believe it’s important that you, as the client, understand what your rights and duties are, so we make every effort to deal with cases as quickly and efficiently as possible, aiming for the best possible outcomes and explaining matters in clear language while avoiding technical jargon.
We’ll support you on day-to-day employment issues including reviewing your existing policies, procedures, and employment contracts or drafting new ones. We can also assist when things go wrong, with grievances and disciplinary cases; or claims brought on the grounds of discrimination, whistleblowing, or unfair dismissal. We can advise on redundancy exercises, help prepare and draft exit packages and settlement agreements, and protect your firm against former employees who are competing for your business.
We can also help with employment issues if you’re selling your business or merging with another; or when dealing with Trade Unions. And if the worst comes to the worst, a colleague from OGR Stock Denton Solicitors can represent you at employment tribunals or in court.
Our experience covers employment issues in small, medium, and large companies in a range of industries, not limited to family-run businesses, care homes, charities, and IT companies, as well as retail and professional services. Finally, we have worked with clients operating overseas to ensure they understand how the legislation works.
Whatever stage your business is at, if you employ staff, you want to make sure the relationship is on a firm footing and well-managed to avoid costly litigation. You can find out more information on what we do and how throughout this website. Alternatively, call today on 020 8349 0321 to make an appointment to discuss employment matters at your business with an experienced and expert employment law specialist at OGR Stock Denton Solicitors.