Employment Team 3C

Employment & HR

If you run a business, whether it’s a large corporation, SME or owner-managed, a large part of your day-to-day work will be managing staff. You’ll want that staff to be happy, productive and positive, as this directly effects your reputation and your profitability. Therefore it’s important to stay on top of the law and its effects on your employees.

We can help you do just that, thanks to our specialist team of employment lawyers. If staffing issues get tricky we know exactly what to do, helping to minimise the impact on your business. But what we really want to do is stop things from reaching this point in the first place.

Through a process of open communication, we hope to keep you, your policies, handbooks, contracts and director service agreements current and relevant. We’re particularly strong in the care field, and have dedicated helplines available for information and advice.

Our dedicated team can also help you with:

  • Gender pay gap reporting
  • HR investigations
  • Data protection, including GDPR and subject access requests

We’ve created retainer packages too, which give you a telephone helpline, and document health check as standard, and can include extras like document drafting, face-to-face meetings and in-house training. Plus we produce a regular blog about developments in employment law, and our fortnightly email ‘Alert’ that rounds up our blogs, so that you can always be one step ahead.

We’re also conscious that you might be worried about the cost of possible problems, so we can now offer you access to a specialist insurance package that captures legal fees, costs and awards incurred in relation to employment tribunal disputes.

So whether you want to sign up for an Alert, need help with a possible tribunal claim or want support for your HR and management team, we’re happy to discuss this with you today.

Chambers and Partners UK 2017

Team Ranked In Chambers 2017
“A very well-run team that works exceptionally well.”

 

“We have always found they give good advice that is practical from a business point of view. They are quite open to having broad discussions about possibilities and alternatives and they’re very available and responsive.”

The Legal 500 UK

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Care sector expert Lester Aldridge LLP is representing Encompass Dorset before the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service in relation to a collective grievance filed by staff with UNISON alleging that the business had incorrectly paid sleep-in shifts. The ‘pragmatic and business-focused’ Sue Evans led on that matter and is recommended alongside Catharine Geddes, who provides HR advice to businesses and charities.

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Latest News & Blogs

Pension Awareness day 2017
Sep
2017

Pension Awareness Day is an award-winning campaign that is taking place on 15 September. The main purpose of the day is to encourage and promote the importance of “saving for the future and to alert the nation that it is not saving enough for retirement”.

National Payroll Week 2017
Sep
2017

National Payroll Week (NPW), as unusual as it may sound, recognises and celebrates the key contribution payroll and HR teams have on businesses and on the economy throughout the UK.

What do the GDPR changes mean for HR?
Aug
2017

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018, HR teams are at the heart of processing personal data and are a key player throughout the change.

Too quick to suspend
Aug
2017

The High Court has found in the recent case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth that suspension should not be the default option in employment matters and that an employee should only be suspended if there is no reasonable alternative option.

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