Contracts, policies and procedures

Contracts, policies and procedures

Contract

As an employer, you are obliged to provide your employees with written details of their employment confirming details such as start date, place of work and salary.

There is no such thing as a standard employment contract, as every employer is different and will have its own needs and requirements. Being clear about both parties’ rights and obligations at the outset can prevent disputes later on and, if issues arise, having the power to manage them effectively will reduce uncertainty for the parties involved.

Policies and Procedures

A comprehensive staff handbook that sets out staff practices and policies is an integral document in which an employer can set down policies, procedures and rules in detail. Such policies would include anti-bullying and harassment, anti-bribery, whistle-blowing and equal opportunities.

Our experience enables us to provide input and advice that will ensure your documentation is up-to-date and suitable for your sector and workforce.

The advantage of having policies and contractual arrangements in writing is that it provides certainty, clarity and consistency and this can make a significant difference when dealing with any potential claims.

Our employment team will take time to fully understand your business needs and to consider how best to safeguard them when drafting an employment contract and staff handbook.