At Butcher & Barlow our employment team understand that when it comes to employment contracts, only a bespoke, tailored contract will work for you. Unsuitable or poorly drafted template employment contracts can cause serious financial and personnel issues for your business in the short and long term.
A well drafted employment contract should incorporate terms such as;
- the employee’s duties;
- notice periods;
- holiday allowances;
- financial terms and benefits; and
- protection of the employers business and property both during and after employment ends (Restrictive covenants)
An employment contract tailored to the particular business or even employee is likely to avoid exposure to potential disputes and possibly therefore tribunal claims.
It should also assist a business to utilise staff in accordance with the demands of the business and minimises the risk of the potential loss of not just the employee, but also clients, financial information and other key members of staff.
A properly drafted contract of employment is an investment. We will work with you and your business to ensure that you have employment contracts that meet your needs, for every level of staff that you employ.
To complement a well-drafted employment contract we can assist you in preparing policies and procedures, either as stand alone policies or as part of a staff or employee handbook. Such policies and procedures can cover matters such as rights to family leave (for example maternity and paternity leave), anti discrimination and harassment policies, and policies on company cars or other benefits. Other issues that might be covered include;
- dress codes;
- expenses policies;
- sickness policies;
- disciplinary procedures;
- grievance procedures;
- annual leave policies;
- shared parental leave policies;
- flexible working;
- data protection; and
These can be prepared on a contractual or non-contractual basis.
Talk to us about your employment contracts or policies and procedures. Justin Kelly and Ryan Fletcher are here to assist you in ascertaining your needs and producing a contract that addresses them. Call or email them to discuss.