Employment contract and staff handbook drafting and review
We can provide straightforward advice on any problems within existing contractual documents or drafting new documents to issue to new employees. This advice ranges from the basic contract of employment to service agreements for more senior positions within your company.
Contract disputes can arise if the contract is unclear, and it is important that your company contracts are customised and drafted specific to your business needs and allow for particular eventualities.
We can also assist with restrictive covenants which are essential to protecting your business. Provided that these are correctly drafted, these can prevent employees doing something during or after their employment has ended. This usually means preventing the employee from taking part in a business that will compete with your business or poaching staff or customers for a specified period of time.
These require care in drafting, particularly where post-employment or post-termination issues are concerned, otherwise it may not be clear on enforcability.
A Wrongful dismissal occurs where as an employer you fail to fulfil any contractual obligations, an example being when dismissing an employee, you fail to give the correct notice.
It is important to have a Staff Handbook containing all relevant policies and procedures for your employees to refer to. There are many statutory regulations which as an employer you are bound to adhere to and we can offer a review of your existing policies and/or advise on what additional policies you require to ensure that you have a fully comprehensive system in place to protect you and your employees.