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Employment Law

Contracts of Employment and Employee Handbook

Contracts of Employment

For any business employing personnel, the first port of call is to put in place a contract or employment, detailing the considerations that both parties will adhere to during that individuals’ employment term.

The Employment Rights Act 1996 requires that such a contract is in place by way of a written statement for individuals employed by businesses for a minimum of one month.

By utilising Lighthouse’ Employment Law advice, our solicitors will review and where necessary, update, all of the contracts of employment that you currently have in place.

Should you be a new start-up business or wish to implement new contracts of employment across your personnel, Lighthouse Employment Law solicitors will draft these documents from scratch for you.

Employee Handbook

In addition to the contracts of employment that Lighthouse deliver, your solicitor can also draft a comprehensive employee handbook for your business.

The employee handbook is designed to incorporate the procedures by which you want your personnel to abide, along with setting out company policies on relevant issues such as; maternity, paternity, equal opportunities, whistleblowing, disciplinary procedures, use of company equipment, company driving etc.

If you already have an employee handbook, your Lighthouse Employment Law solicitor will review this for you – providing comments on how the document works for your business. Any updates that you may wish to implement to this document will be undertaken.

Similarly, should you be a new start up, or if you wish to start again with your company handbook, Lighthouse Employment Law solicitors will consult with you to draft a document which covers the appropriate areas and is fit for purpose.

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