Employment Law Briefing: Contracts and Policies 18th June 2015

2015-05-22 Philip posted:

How to protect your business through your contracts of employment, policies and staff handbooks

Did you know there are many different types of employment contract? Full-time, part-time, fixed-term, agency, apprentices, compressed hours, freelancers, consultants, contractors, zero hours to name just a few…and that’s not even taking into account other regulations for employing family members, young people or volunteers.

Different working arrangements demand different terms and conditions, and getting them right is the most important step you can take when recruiting new employees, taking on employees in a TUPE situation, or changing existing terms. Employment contracts and policies are crucial when it comes to managing the employment relationship and protecting the interests of your business.

By law, all employers – whatever their size - must provide their employees with written terms of their employment within the first two months of them joining you. Tribunals typically compensate employees with an award of four weeks’ pay when an employer fails to comply.

Let us help you protect your business: An Employment Law Briefing on employment contracts and essential policies...

This briefing will to help you identify the legal issues concerning employment contracts, staff handbooks, and policies, and what should and shouldn’t be included. Our speakers, Jennifer Renney-Butland and Philip McCabe, are experienced employment solicitors who will guide you through best practice and recent cases, so that you can be confident you have the right contracts and policies in place for your business. The seminar will cover everything you need to know including:

  • Recent changes in bonus, commission and overtime and the effect on holiday pay
  • Terms implied into a contract (without you even knowing them)
  • Basic terms of a contract which must always be included
  • Tailoring a contract to your specific needs
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • How to ensure your employees don’t steal your customers
  • Breaches of contract - what can be done?
  • The policies and procedures every employer must have

If you are a business owner, HR professional, or a director or manager who deals with employees, this informal briefing will provide guidance on how to protect your business and achieve a happy workplace through establishing sound contracts and policies.

Date: Thursday 18th June 2015

Venue: The Francis Hotel, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HH

Time: Seminar starts at 4.30pm and finishes at 6.00pm

Registration and networking: 4.00pm for tea and coffee

For further details email Chris Amys or you can book online through Eventbrite.

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