KEEPING CONTRACTS UP TO DATE & LEGALLY COMPLIANT
Make sure all your contracts and documents are up to date and legally compliant with expert drafting support and employment law advice.
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By law, you must give every new employee a written statement of their terms within two months of them joining. We can help you draft clear, legally sound contracts that accurately reflect your employees’ terms of employment.
If your firm is a start-up or developing quickly it is worth reviewing your employee contracts, employee handbooks, and other documentation. This is because employment law is always changing, for example, the national minimum wage. It's important to make sure contracts are suitable for your business.
It's a good idea to review your contracts every few years, even if nothing has changed at your firm.
LEGALLY SOUND CONTRACTS THAT ACCURATELY REFLECT YOUR EMPLOYEES’ TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Our Solicitors can make sure clauses within a contract are well-drafted and fit for purpose. This is to stop ex-employees from taking your clients or competing against you as a new business. We can also help with supporting documents such as employee handbooks, or bespoke policies like the use of a company computer.
To learn more about our drafting service, please get in touch.
Settlement agreements - Facts around termination of employment
We can help if you believe that an employee could bring claims arising from their employment against you. We can offer advice and guide you through the process of negotiating and agreeing on a settlement agreement with the employee.
A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract. This prevents an employee from pursuing a claim in court or employment tribunal against you, as their employer. These matters are specifically covered by part of the settlement agreement. A settlement agreement helps to bring a relationship between employer and employee to an end in a mutually agreed way.
As an employer, it’s advised you propose terminating a contract of employment on mutually agreed terms. This may avoid legal disputes with the employee potentially arising. This may be for several reasons, for example, an employee’s performance or changes within the organisation.
It can be more commercially beneficial to enter confidential discussions with the employee. This is with the view to mutually agree to bring the employment relationship to an end. This can be done by offering a settlement agreement rather than implementing formal performance/redundancy/disciplinary procedures.
Using our expertise, we will manage the employee’s exit. Our Solicitors have extensive knowledge in the following areas:
- Drafting and negotiating settlement agreements
- The process of proposing and negotiating the employee’s exit; and
- Advising you on the terms of the settlement agreement to ensure you understand the contents before signing.
A signed settlement agreement will help protect your business from the risk of any unfair dismissal claims being made.
DECIDING WHETHER TO ENTER A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS LESS DAUNTING WITH TAYLOR ROSE.
To learn more about our drafting services for new employment contracts or for the termination of employment, please contact us.
We can draft settlements to help you reach a resolution that is both legal and correct. If you would like further advice with a termination of employment, please contact us to find out how we can help.
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