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Employment Law Support For Employers

Your people are your most valuable assets so should be protected. Your employment policies and practices should work to your advantage and not expose you to risk. How do you attract and retain the best people, while keeping up-to-date with employment legislation and run your business at the same time? It can be a tricky balancing act. Getting it wrong can be costly and potentially damage your business.

for no obligation employment law advice for businesses.

Here to protect you: specialist employment solicitors and HR professionals

We can help you get the balance right. The specialist employment law solicitors and CIPD qualified HR professionals in our team will work with you to help minimise disruption and prevent time consuming mistakes from costing your business.

Spencers Solicitors have been based in Chesterfield for over 40 years. We are a 50 strong specialist litigation practice and know the challenges a growing and local business face.

We'd all like to be thought of as great employers; it's something that any business owner strives for. We understand that you want your staff to be happy and productive and your business profitable. So it's essential that your HR team has access to relevant and up-to-date legal advice.

Even the best business will experience employee issues from time to time which could escalate if wrongly managed. Our expert team works together to find creative and practical solutions to your employment and HR problems whether policies and procedures, pay and benefit issues, discrimination, or disciplinary/dismissal procedures, TUPE transfers and Employment Tribunals.

You will always receive straightforward and pragmatic advice. If a problem cannot be prevented, we will do our best to resolve it - keeping costs and disruption to your business to a minimum.

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Please view the links below for further information if you are a business looking for advice regarding a variety of employment / HR topics. You can also get in touch with us either online or by calling us on 01246 266606 today.

Contracts and Policies

Day to Day Employment Issues

  • Grievance and Disciplinary Support
    Following a fair procedure with our support will help you make the right decision and prevent disputes escalating and Tribunal claims.
  • Sickness and Absence Advice
    Sickness and absence can have a huge impact on a business - especially if you have limited resources. Employers must recognise that managing sick or disabled employees raises legal issues and can expose you to claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, negligence or breach of contract.
  • Discrimination and Equality Advice
    The right not to be discriminated against starts with the recruitment process through their period of employment and even after they have left your business. We can help you comply with gender pay gap reporting and avoid unlawful discrimination and deal with complaints or Tribunal claims.
  • Family Friendly and Flexible Working
    Our employment team can help ensure that you have the right policies and procedures in place to deal with any flexible working applications correctly and quickly.
  • In-House Training Programmes
    Our free no-obligation training 'health check' will assess your current training scheme and see how it might work better for you. Our training programmes are flexible and tailored to your specific needs, and can be delivered on-site or at a location of your choice.
  • Business Transfers
    Buying or selling a business, acquiring new assets, or moving services to or from a contractor will often affect your staff. We pinpoint potential issues with business transfers, deliver practical solutions, and even offer training for senior management to handle the changes successfully.

Ending the Employment Relationship

  • Termination of Employment Advice
    When you are thinking of ending someone's employment, we will quickly analyse the dangers and guide you through the law to ensure the best outcome for your business is achieved with the minimum inconvenience and risk.
  • Settlement Agreements Advice
    Protecting your business can be challenging when there risk your employee might bring a Tribunal claim or harm your business interests. A settlement agreement will prevent this from occurring. We can draft agreements and all correspondence at very short notice.
  • Redundancy and Restructuring Support
    We will guide you through the law with all the practical and strategic advice and assistance you need to make sure the reorganisation goes as smoothly as possible.
  • Employment Tribunals
    If a Tribunal serves you with proceedings from a disgruntled employee, it can be time-consuming and risky to comply with the process and Tribunal orders. We will take on this burden for you, advising you throughout and dealing with the claim, drafting documentation liaising with Acas and providing representation at the Tribunal if required.

Where Next?

Providing HR Support To Your Business

HR Service Packages for Small Businesses

Our business packages will provide you with the necessary HR materials you need to meet all legal obligations as an employer.

Employer Legal Advice Fees

Your Retained Employment Law Solicitors

When obtaining employer law advice, there are a number of different funding methods available for our work.

Free Business Workshop: Social Media Employment Law Briefing

Please join us on Thursday 1st December for a free Employment Law & HR briefing presented by HR Manager, Kelly Pashley-Handford & Head of Employment Law, Philip McCabe at Dunston Innovation Centre (Chesterfield, S41 8ND).

Our Approach to Employment Law Support

Better advice comes from better knowing you and your business. We invest the time to get to know what you do and how you work so we can be sure we deliver you the best possible advice and results.

As well as a team of experts who know employment law inside out, we also offer HR consultancy services and training support for your business.

We understand the pressures that HR managers and business owners are under, so we tailor our services to your needs in order to provide maximum value to your business.

We offer tailored pricing plans that you define; from retainers that grow with your business needs to fixed price services - so you can budget with confidence.

Funding Options for Employment Law Advice

We know the importance of providing clarity and value for money. We offer fixed fee packages for many different areas of work from drafting or reviewing contracts of employment or policy documentation to defending Employment Tribunal claims.

We also offer retainer packages. With a fixed annual fee spread over the year, it doesn't matter how often you contact us for advice and help.


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