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Creating and updating employment contracts and policies

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – Creating and Updating Employment Contracts and Policies

 

Employment contracts and policies are the backbone of any business and it is important to ensure that employment contracts reflect current employment law – including family friendly policies – and policies take into account matters such as health and safety, disciplinary procedures and grievance procedures.

 

Some policies such as an anti-bribery policy are not only essential, but are legal requirements – and compliance and keeping abreast of employment law can be a challenge for businesses of any size.

 

Controlling risks for employees and preventing criminal activity within a company – or preventing a business being targeting by criminals – can require policies which enable staff to be trained, aware of the issues and updated regularly.

 

Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors can offer a comprehensive review of employment contracts and/or company policies and procedures, to ensure that they are compliant with current employment law – including:

 

  • Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Employment Act 2002
  • Employment Relations Act 1999
  • Employment Rights Act 1996
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Working Time Regulations 1998
  • Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
  • Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993.

 

Duncan Lewis has extensive experience in advising and drafting employment contracts for all levels of personnel across all sectors – from City firms to SMEs and micro-companies.

 

Our experienced employment lawyers can also advise on international employment contracts – and contracts and policies affecting field staff, contractors, freelance staff, flexible workers, part-time workers and service providers, including advising on:

 

  • Bonuses
  • Changes to terms of employment
  • Commission
  • Data protection
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Dismissal
  • Flexible working requests
  • Holiday pay
  • Life assurance
  • Overtime
  • Pensions
  • Private health schemes
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Salary/Wages
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Share options
  • Statutory rights
  • Termination of employment
  • TUPE.

 

Duncan Lewis employment lawyers are also able to advise on issues such as protecting intellectual property and protecting sensitive company data.

 

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – How we can help you

 

Duncan Lewis employment lawyers act on behalf of claimants and respondents in all Employment Tribunal related matters, so can understand potentially contentious employment matters from both sides, including high-cost employment cases.

 

The Duncan Lewis employment team can represent all types of employers, both large and small, in matters under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and other employment legislation.

 

Duncan Lewis also has successful departments covering civil liberties and the Human Rights Act, as well as finance, property and housing, family and childcare, mental health, personal injury and immigration law – all of which may be relevant or offer additional insight into employment matters.

 

Our in-house experts are on hand to advise whenever necessary in an employment matter.

 

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – Fees

 

Duncan Lewis employment law solicitors operate a transparent fee scale – and can offer a range of competitively priced funding options to suit all sizes of business:

 

  • No-win-no-fee
  • Damage based fee
  • Contingency fee
  • Fixed fees (for specific tasks)
  • Insurance funded cases.

 

Duncan Lewis believes clients should always know what they will be paying – and will advise on the best funding option at the initial client meeting.

 

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – When to contact us

 

If you have a problem with employment – or need expert legal advice on Creating and updating employment contracts and policies – it is important to take legal advice as soon as possible.

 

Duncan Lewis can offer clear legal advice on employment law at any stage of an employment matter – including advising on creating or updating employment contracts or policies and carrying out employment contract reviews.

 

Duncan Lewis also has a successful track record in advising companies and employers on employment disputes involving changes to employees’ terms of employment – as well as defending employee claims at Employment Tribunals for breach of contract or disciplinary or grievance procedures.

 

Duncan Lewis Employment Law Solicitors – How to contact us

 

Duncan Lewis has offices nationwide and in most major cities, with more than 20 offices across London and the southeast.

 

For expert legal advice on employment law and creating or updating employment contracts and policies, call Duncan Lewis employment solicitors on 020 7923 4020.


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