As an employer, what legal issues should I know about?
There are many various and complex laws and regulations with which employers must comply. Failure to comply can result in severe penalties. The best employers do more than ensure they are fulfilling their legal obligations, however. They look after their staff properly and operate their businesses responsibly.
What employment law questions can you get advice on?
-Contracts of employment
Your barrister can ensure that your contracts of employment comply with the law, are clear and easy to understand. It is important to have in place effective policies and procedures that operate in your business.
Pay is the single most important element of any employment contract. We can put you in touch with barristers with specific expertise on equal pay, executive pay, bonus payments and how best to resolve pay disputes.
The Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations, usually known as TUPE, are the regulations that protect employees working for a business that is being transferred to another employer.
If you need to know how to go about dismissing employees in the right way to comply with the law, your barrister will be able to give you authoritative advice.
If your business is involved in a grievance procedure or a claim by an employee, your barrister will be able to advise on the correct procedures to follow and, if it comes to it, to represent you in any hearing.
Is mediation right for me?
Going to court or employment tribunal isn’t the only way in which you can resolve your employment law dispute. Employers and employees might be better off trying alternative ways of resolving their arguments, such as mediation. myBarrister can connect you to specialists in mediation who can help you to reach a timely and cost-effective solution.
Why should I choose a barrister?
Barristers are experts in the law. They deal in particular areas of law, day in, day out. They are best placed to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use his or her advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing.
How to choose your barrister
If your business needs expert advice on an employment law matter, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next. We can put you in touch with a barrister who can advise you on any proceedings that you need to take or defend.
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