Employment law healthcheck
Is your business at risk by failing to comply with employment law and health and safety regulations?
The last decade or so has seen massive increases in both employee rights and awareness by staff of those rights. Employees who believe their rights have been denied or infringed can make a claim to an Employment Tribunal, but recent research has indicated that before that stage is reached thousands of management hours valued at billions of pounds are lost to the UK economy each year due to workplace disputes.
One of the biggest misconceptions among employers is that because they have only a small business or have only a few employees they need pay little attention to these issues. In reality most employment legislation applies to ALL employers.
Using our Healthcheck document you can judge whether you are correctly approaching:
- Terms and conditions of employment;
- Wages, equal pay, sick pay, working hours, work breaks and annual leave;
- Fixed term and part-time employees;
- Dismissals, disciplinary, grievance and performance review procedures, and redundancy;
- Equality, discrimination, harassment and bullying at work;
- Time off work other than annual leave;
- Working parents and carers of adults;
- Health and safety.
Download the Lawrite HR Healthcheck (pdf).
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Are you a good employer? Find out by putting your business throught our free employment law HR Healthcheck.