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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. 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.
Here to Protect You
We are 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.
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
Confidentiality and Competition Support
Watertight covenants and confidentiality agreements can prevent your employees setting up in competition against you, poaching your clients or using your commercially sensitive information.
Consultancy Agreements Advice
A consultancy agreement will protect your business against liabilities when using contractors or the self-employed.
Day to Day Employment Issues
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.
Training and Development
At Spencers we want to help you equip your staff with the skills they need to enable them deliver the best possible service to your customers. We have a suite of training packages for you to choose from, or we can design something specifically to meet your individual learning needs.
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 Tribunal Support
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.
Our Approach to Employment Law Support
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.
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.
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.
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 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.