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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.

New law published gives time off and pay to bereaved parents

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has now been published. This will give bereaved parents the right to time off work following the death…

Phil Allen Partner
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GDPR: Can we still rely on employee consent to process data?

The implementation date for the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is beginning to loom large on the horizon (25 May 2018).


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New ACAS guidance on supporting parents with sick or premature babies

New parents whose children are born prematurely or encounter medical difficulties at birth can go through a very difficult time.


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Equal pay update: three new cases you need to know about

The BBC has recently received a firestorm of criticism both internally and externally when it was required to publish details of its top earners.


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The latest holiday pay decision expands the concept of “normal remuneration” again

The EAT handed down another decision in the long-running and well-publicised series of cases defining what elements should be included in holiday…

Jawaid Rehman Partner

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Holiday sickness: Can an employee claim back holiday if they are unwell on leave?

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


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The gig-economy: are there legal risks in your employment agreements?

The rise of the gig economy has led to intense media and political focus on the rights of flexible workers.

Michael Ryley Partner

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Test for public interest in whistleblowing is complex - but not met simply by another employee being affected

In 2013 the law governing whistleblowing protection was changed to require a worker’s disclosure to be made in the public interest.

Phil Allen Partner