Employment Contracts, Handbooks and Company Policies

Employees must be provided with information about their employment terms.

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Employment Contracts, Handbooks and Policies

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.

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    After graduating from Leeds University, Andrew trained with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. He has specialised in commercial work since 1989 building a solid reputation for advising a wide variety of clients – from small start up ventures to national organisations.

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    Paul takes pride in being a “problem solver” for his clients. In commercial litigation and employment matters he advises clients on a broad range of disputes and problems in the civil courts, striving to nip problems in the bud and minimise the impact on you or your business. Paul studied law at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 2005. He joined Dootsons in 2013, after working for law firms in Bolton and Altrincham, and became a Partner at Dootsons in May 2016. Paul is also an LSM accredited mediator.