Services for Employers

Services for Employers

HMK Legal provides a full range of employment law services for sole traders, SMEs, charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Employment law / HR advice and assistance

HMK Legal can advise you on all of your employment law / HR issues including:

  • discipline
  • grievances
  • performance management
  • managing sickness absence
  • family friendly rights
    • maternity/paternity/adoption leave and pay
    • shared parental leave
    • flexible working
  • changes to terms and conditions
  • redundancy
  • restructuring / re-organisation
  • TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings) issues
  • executive terminations
  • drafting restrictive covenants (post termination restrictions)
  • advising on the enforcement of restrictive covenants

Independent investigations, hearings and appeals

For small businesses, or where senior management are personally involved, the necessity for impartiality and independence in the investigation of potential disciplinary issues and grievances, and in subsequent hearings and/or appeals can pose real problems. In these circumstances it is advisable to bring in an independent third party with no affiliation to the business. HMK Legal can:

  • Carry out thorough and impartial investigations of disciplinary issues and grievances
  • Conduct disciplinary and grievance hearings
  • Hear appeals against disciplinary or grievance decisions.

Documentation

HMK Legal can update existing documentation or prepare bespoke documentation for your business, including:

  • Handbooks
  • Policies and procedures
  • Contracts
  • Service agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Secondment agreements
  • Settlement (compromise) agreements
  • Partnership agreements.

Employment Tribunal representation

Employment Tribunal claims can be expensive for businesses in terms of both time and money. Dealing with a claim is very time consuming and, unless you know what you are doing, it can be a minefield. HMK Legal can represent your business in the Employment Tribunal, dealing with the claim from start to finish so that you can get on with what you should be doing – running your business. The service includes:

  • Advising you on the strengths and weaknesses of the claim
  • Drafting the response to the claim
  • Collating the relevant documents and dealing with disclosure of documents
  • Drafting witness statements
  • Preparing the documents for the hearing
  • Dealing directly with Employment Tribunal and the claimant or claimant’s representative so you don’t have to
  • Representing your business at any hearings
  • Negotiating any settlement.

Training

HMK Legal can deliver tailored in house training sessions on a range of employment law / HR topics including:

  • Managing discipline and grievance
  • Managing poor performance
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Equality and diversity
  • Parental leave and flexible working
  • TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings).

Training on other topics can be provided on request.

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