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Employment law changes at a fast pace, making it challenging to stay up to date in terms of how your polices should be revised and understanding what training you should give your staff. Every member of staff that works for your organisation is unique with different circumstances, this means it can be hard to predict all the situations you will be asked about and you may face difficult decisions. You will want to ensure that the information you give your staff is accurate. When facing an unwelcome situation you need to be sure that the process you follow is absolutely correct, to minimise claims being bought against your business.

It is crucial that you provide a safe working environment. To help with this, you should conduct regular and thorough health and safety audits. These audits are important documents and can be vital if any health and safety incidents occur in terms of demonstrating your defence. You should seek the advice of a qualified health and safety expert to ensure that you are addressing this in the most comprehensive way possible.

If you would like to speak to a member of our HR support and employment law team for more information about how we can assist you and your business call us on 01616 966 229.


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HR contracts, policies and procedures

Following an initial meeting with you, we would undertake a full audit of your existing contracts, policies and procedures and provide you with tailored ones where you do not have anything in place. 

We would ensure that any documentation is fully compliant and meets the needs of the industry you work in. As part of that audit there would be ongoing contact between your relationship manager at Stephensons and the point of contact for the company. Documentation will be sent to you for approval and we are happy to provide as much contact and advice as needed in order to ensure that the contracts you are provided with are ones that you are happy with and tailored to your needs.

If this is something you would like assistance with, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01616 966 229.

Ongoing advice and support

We have a number of packages in place to provide you with ongoing support for HR and employment matters. This includes access to an advice line to speak to a designated solicitor or HR adviser who will provide you with advice and guidance on any employment related matter, whether this is advice on staff absence, disciplinary or grievances right through to advising on restructures which may involve the need for redundancies. Rather than pay by the hour, which often can be expensive, you have the certainty that any price quoted would cover you for all advice on an ongoing basis for the full year. 

You would not be tied to any lengthy contract and any renewal figure would be based on matters such as usage throughout the year.

News and updates

In addition to advice through our help line, we can provide you with regular newsletters and updates on HR and employment matters. If there are any employment law changes we will contact you in order that changes can be made to your existing contracts, policies and procedures. 

If this is something you wish to discuss further, please contact us on 01616 966 229.

Training and support

As part of the service we are happy to provide any training and ongoing support your staff may need on any HR related matter. For instance, we can provide training and support on dealing with absence management, conducting disciplinary or grievances as well as up to date advice on all aspects of employment law. We are happy to provide this training by way of half day/full day sessions at a competitive rate. 

If this is of interest, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01616 966 229.

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  • Fixed Price HR & Employment Law Support - Workplace Plus 

     Mary Jarrett shares her experience of using the Workplace Plus package and working with the HR and employment law team at Stephensons.

    Head of Employment Law Philip Richardson explains what is included in Workplace Plus, the benefits of having a fixed price employment and HR support package like Workplace Plus to rely on and the cost of the package.

  • Mary Jarrett

    "They've been amazing. Everything is so easy. I have a question, I can make a phone call or send an email and it doesn't matter when I do this, I'm always going to get a prompt response. It's taken away some of the worry actually from trying to ensure that I always get it right."
    Mary Jarrett

  • Philip Richardson - Head of Employment Law

    "Right from the outset, we'll go and visit a client at their premises to understand the client's needs and what we'll focus upon is undertaking a full audit of the company's HR and employment products. So for instance, we will draft any documentation or take them through a disciplinary or grievance procedure for instance." 
    Philip Richardson - Head of Employment Law

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