When you run a business that employs people, understanding the complexities of employment law and health & safety can be a daunting prospect. Not to mention all the time it takes that could be better spent elsewhere.
Every business needs to be built from a firm base, this includes contracts and policies, and procedures to give you the control and flexibility to manage and run your business. Employees rights like holiday pay, sick pay, maternity rights, etc as an employer, you need to create your own rights with your contracts and policies.
The simple rules with employment law and health & safety, your staff need to understand your standards, what is expected of them, and most importantly for you, what would happen if they didn’t meet your standards and expectations.
Due to recent events, a lot of our clients are wondering when it comes to managing their staff through this extremely complex and ever-changing situation what they can and can’t do within the bounds of current and soon-to-be-implemented UK Employment Law. These queries range from those regarding redundancies and laying-off staff to the more day-to-day aspects of running a business such as how to manage sickness, an ongoing absence, or poor performance when it comes to their employees.
Recent legislation has been implemented called ‘The Good Work Plan’ which it is set to be the most extensive update in Employment Law since 1996 means that the format of almost all current contracts of employment and policies and procedures will need updating moving forward and recent updates relating to the COVID19 outbreak mean that our clients are finding it ever more difficult and time-consuming to deal with the ever-increasing burden of managing Employment Law and Health & Safety. The provision of contracts of employment and terms & conditions including those all-important ‘Lay-Off’ and ‘Remote Working’ policies is still something that our clients are failing to issue or keep updated. Which is leaving them exposed to potentially serious litigation.
As a result, we have set up an ongoing relationship with Peninsula. who are the largest provider of employment law and health & safety support services to small businesses in the UK and work with us regularly to ensure that everything we do is compliant, and we are fully protected as a business.
To make sure we get this correct for our clients. Steve Oakes (Peninsula Business Consultant) has agreed to provide complimentary initial advice to our members*, Steve can be contacted directly on 07814 585089 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange initial complimentary advice or a meeting which could also result in an online meeting to discuss any concerns you have and the options available to you moving forward with Peninsula’s ongoing services**, please note this is not included in the monthly fee.
* Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
**Only applies to new clients and does not super cede any existing contract with Peninsula
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