Employment contracts, policies and procedures

Legal services to help you establish a solid framework for your organisation and employees.

As an employer, setting out your stall clearly from the start is essential to manage potential issues with employees further down the line. Sound employment contracts, HR policies and procedures are intrinsic to workforce management – without these in place, it becomes more difficult to deal with issues of misconduct and poor performance when they arise.

Weightmans' specialist employment experts can take the hard work out of policy reviews, helping you to establish new policies and procedures and update and maintain those already in place, so that you and your managers are fully aware of your obligations and handle interactions on issues in the correct way.

We understand that making changes to policies can be difficult, particularly when there is uncertainty about what a contract actually covers. Over the years, larger and complex organisations may have made a number of changes to policies and procedures, resulting in confusion.

With our know how in creating robust policies and procedures and a wealth of experience representing clients through the employment tribunals and courts system, right up to the European Court of Justice, you can take advantage of our breadth of knowledge and practical insights to guide you through the process, focussing always upon the goal of practical solutions for your business.

Holiday sickness: Can an employee claim back leave if they are unwell over Christmas?

How should you respond if a member of staff claims they have been unwell while on holiday and requests an annual leave ‘refund’?

Good Work Plan – some legal changes confirmed

The Government has now published the draft legislation which will bring some of the commitments made into force.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

Good Work Plan - the Government re-commits to changing employment law

The Good Work Plan moves us a step closer to the implementation of the reforms recommended in last year's Taylor Review.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

Conflict at the Christmas party – disciplinary sanctions when staff ‘come to blows’

As the festive holiday period approaches, workers are heading out in droves for their annual Christmas parties – where inhibitions are left behind in…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

Weightmans picks up the Pace with new healthcare hire

National law firm Weightmans has appointed employment law specialist Ian Pace as Associate in the Healthcare team.

Ian Pace Associate

Holiday Pay: Important new case on ‘carry over’ and pay in lieu of annual leave

The European Court of Justice reminds us that the subject of holiday pay is far from dead and buried.

Stuart Jones
Stuart Jones Partner

Serious misconduct: Top tips for an effective conduct investigation

Read our top tips for an effective conduct investigation concerning serious misconduct.

Employment status: Off payroll, on HMRC’s hit list

The government appears set to press ahead with more tax reforms in off-payroll worker arrangements through the intermediaries legislation (IR35).

Mark Leach
Mark Leach Partner

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