Every employer, as a minimum, should have an employment contract in place for every employee regardless of their length of service, as well as the mandatory employment policies.
They may appear as a hindrance to some employers, but they are necessary and are often the first thing that is referred to when there is an employment dispute, so to save you time, effort and money – we recommend having these in place as a minimum.
Afterall, you have a legal requirement.
Delaying the issue of such documents is detrimental to both the employee and employer. Did you know that disputes between both parties are more likely within the first 3- 6 months.
Contract of Employment
The key document which governs the relationship between employee and employer. It is therefore important that they are well drafted and legally compliant. At Best, we support businesses of all shapes and sizes and as such we continue to develop employment contracts that allow you flexibility to help with any growth plans you may have, as well as unexpected business changes to avoid unnecessary difficult employee consultation processes to make changes in the future.
Why Best HR?
Our team of HR and employment law specialists will provide you with a bespoke employment contract that helps protect you and your business regarding commercially sensitive and confidential information not only during employment but after the employment relationship has ended, giving you peace of mind that your employment contracts are legally compliant and up to date, allowing you to focus on what matters to you – your business!
Legally Required Policies
All employers are required by law to set out their disciplinary rules and procedures regarding dismissal in a policy which employees must have access to.
Employers must follow the ACAS Code of Practice. Failure to follow this could result in an employment tribunal case.
But fear not – our policies are up to date and 100% legally complaint to help you stay on the right side of the law.
An addition to the Discipline Policy, all employers are also legally required to set out their rules and procedures regarding Grievances.
And as you may have guessed, this must also fall in line with the ACAS Code. Failure to follow this code could result in any compensation being warded increased by 25%.
We’ll provide you with documents to meet your legal obligations, best practice and
protect your business.
Health & Safety
There is a legal requirement for all businesses with five or more employees to have a policy for managing health and safety.
That’s right! It’s not just a nice to have, you have a legal requirement.
If you have fewer than five employees, we recommend that you have one anyway, even a simple statement outlining how you manage H&S.