As a small business, it’s essential that all the relevant documentation is in place for your employees, so no matter what the issue, you’re business is always compliant with the current legislation.
Contracts of Employment – Get Them Right
Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 states that you must give an employee a ‘Statement of Main Terms’ within two months of their starting work with you.
As a small business, a contract is important to ensure that you, as an employer are protected.
For example, if you were to overpay wages in error, if there is no contract, you are not entitled to automatically claw this back from the employee, whereas if you have this clause in your contract (and assuming that the employee has signed the contract), you can simply deduct the overpayment from their following wage.
Other examples that could protect your business include recoupment of training fees, so if you pay for training for an employee, and they leave within a certain timescale, your contract would then allow you to claim back some (if not all) of the cost of the course.
Policies & Procedures
There are a number of Policies that you should consider including in your Employee Handbook, such as Internet use, Social Media Guidelines, as well as Family Friendly Policies such as maternity, paternity, parental leave and adoption but to name a few.
The difficulty is with these types of Policies, however, is that legislation is constantly changing and as a result of that, you need to be able to update your Policies to ensure compliance as and when the need arises.
Small businesses very often neglect to keep their policies and procedures up to date which can be crucial to avoiding a costly Employment Tribunal Claim. William B. Rose service automatically update your documentation as and when legalisation or case law dictates.
As part of William B. Rose’s service, we will also provide you with any employment law or related HR document you need.
Whether it’s a disciplinary invite letter, a grievance outcome letter or a settlement agreement, William B. Rose will have you covered.Enquire Now