Butcher and Barlow can advise on all your employment law requirements as an employer from drafting up to date employment contracts and policies and procedures to advice and assistance in minor problems that may arise or complex transactions affecting your staff such as business transfers and collective redundancy situations.
Our aim is to gain a working knowledge of your business and build a close working relationship with those responsible for the HR function in your business whether that be a partner, director or a dedicated HR manager. Through the provision of practical and straightforward advice we have developed strong relationships with many employers from sole traders to multi-national companies and can guide your business through the minefield of employment legislation on matters such as:
- Mergers and acquisitions involving the transfer of staff
- Unfair dismissal claims
- Discrimination policies/procedures and representation in claims of discrimination
- Drafting of Compromise agreements;
- Redundancy and lay off/short time working
- Managing disciplinary and performance or sickness issues
- Employment Tribunal representation
We aim to tailor our advice and fee structure to your particular needs. We can advise on an hourly rate basis or alternatively we offer an Annual Retainer Service giving access to unlimited telephone advice during normal business hours and the provision of standard documents/letters where necessary. This can (optional) be backed by insurance through our relationship with insurers to provide peace of mind in the event of a claim and the insurance can cover both defence costs and any awards made against your business. To discuss please contact in the first instance our employment partner Justin Kelly at the Bramhall office on 0161 439 8228. Appointments can be arranged at any of our offices.