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Employers

Employees are a vital part of any business. By providing prompt and clear advice, we help employers to manage their staff effectively (and deal with any issues that arise) with minimum disruption.

To help employers keep up-to-date we provide monthly Employment Updates on new developments in Employment law, in particular, new legislation and recent case law.


Our main areas of advice are:-

General Advice

- Offer Letters

- Contracts and remuneration (bonuses, commission, share options etc)

- Company Policies and Procedures/Employee Handbooks

- Maternity/Paternity/Time-off issues

- Part-time/Flexible working

- Other statutory rights and issues

- Performance management

- Managing "difficult" employees

- Managing sickness absence

- References


Employment Disputes and Employment Tribunal claims

- Grievances and Disciplinary matters, including Appeals

- Bonus/commission disputes

- Confidentiality and Non-solicitation/Non-compete restrictions

- Defending Employment Tribunal claims


Discrimination

We advise on how to minimise the risk of discrimination claims on the grounds of:

- Age
- Sex (incl. maternity/paternity/part-time rights and Equal Pay)
- Race
- Disability
- Sexual Orientation
- Religion/Belief

and also the special protection given to "whistle-blowers"


Redundancy, Reorganisations, Outsourcing, Sales and Transfers

We provide step-by-step advice on how to handle redundancies and other types of organisational change, including consultation with employees/ employee representatives


Termination of Employment

We advise on how proposed dismissals should be handled so as to comply with the law and, in particular, the steps employers must take for a dismissal to be a fair (rather than an unfair) dismissal.

Severance Packages and Settlement Agreements

We advise on the packages offered to departing employees as well as the Settlement Agreement setting out the terms of settlement, including confidentiality, non-disparagement and other clauses where appropriate.


Our practical advice will ensure that you not only understand the legal issues but also how best to deal with the situation and achieve your objectives.


To help clients keep up-to-date, we regularly produce Updates and Articles and Guides on topics of interest


If you have a query or would like to find out more about our services, please contact Paul Lane on 020 7038 8008 or email enquiries@lanegraham.co.uk