Employees must be provided with information about their employment terms. A contract of employment helps both the employee and the employer understand what their responsibilities and entitlements are.
With well drafted contracts of employment and clear policies in place, it can be easier to resolve disputes and problems when they arise.
Not only should a contract of employment cover the relationship during the employment, but consideration should be given as to what restrictions may be in place after the employment ends to protect confidential and sensitive information and to protect your business. Restrictive covenants may limit what an employee can do once he has left employment, such as contacting clients or staff of the employer but if they are imposed for too long a period after the hearing date they will be ineffective.
Having a staff handbook in place can assist with disciplinary and grievance issues. The Handbook will assist it, employees, to understand the procedures involved, in particular if they have grievance to bring.
We can review your existing documents, advise on appropriate changes and prepare any amended documents. Please get in touch if you require our assistance.