Contracts and Policies
We have extensive experience of drafting service agreements, employment contracts, staff handbooks and policies to suit the varying requirements of our clients.
Employment legislation is constantly developing and changing. It is important that your employment contracts and policies comply with current provisions. There is a statutory requirement that staff are provided with a written statement containing specified information regarding the terms and conditions of their employment.
However, the statutory statement of terms and conditions contains merely the minimum legal requirement and it is often advisable to have a full contract of employment containing more detailed provisions, such as details of any contractual benefits, whether there is a probationary period and restrictive covenants (if appropriate) and a handbook containing any policies.
We can review your existing documentation and ensure that it is up to date and reflects the type of relationship that you want to have with your employees. For example, you may wish to prevent staff from working for a local competitor or setting up in competition with your business. Without appropriately drafted, enforceable restrictions in your employment contracts, there is nothing to stop staff who you have trained and invested in from resigning and competing with you and poaching your customers.
We work closely with our clients to ensure that we have proper understanding of their business ethos and staff requirements before drafting appropriate contractual terms and policies.
For further advice contact our team direct or talk to your usual contact in the firm