July 22, 2019
We asked our Chartered Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, some popular questions on starting up a new business and how Tayntons can assist business owners with issues that could potentially arise.
Which areas of Employment can Tayntons assist with to help business owners?
Our employment specialists are highly experienced and have supported businesses of all sizes in a wide range of sectors. Whether you need to draw up new employment contracts, handle a disciplinary/grievance, or deal with redundancies or a restructure, we can assist you.
Our team are also able to assist in Employment Tribunal claims, visit our website page for more information on how we can represent you in Tribunal and help you achieve a positive outcome.
What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement and why are these put in place?
A Non-Disclosure Agreement is a contract through which the parties agree not to disclose information covered by the agreement. It creates a confidential relationship between the parties, typically to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information or trade secrets.
When starting up a new business, which top things should all Employers have in place?
To start with, Employers should have in place the following:
Employer’s liability insurance
- Decide how much to pay someone – employer’s must pay employees at least the National Minimum Wage
- Check if someone has the right to work in the UK
- Have a template statement of employment to provide employees with
- Tell HM Revenue and Customs by registering as an employer
- Check if you need to automatically enroll your staff into a workplace pension scheme
It would be best to seek advice from a Lawyer to ensure you are following the correct procedures and policies. We can help with putting policies and procedures, employer handbooks and employee contracts in place.
What happens if a workplace dispute arises, how do you solve a workplace dispute?
If a workplace dispute has arisen in the workplace, it is vital that you ensure you have the relevant policies and procedures in place to resolve a workplace dispute. When a dispute arises, e.g. a grievance is raised; you will then have an appropriate policy and procedure in place to follow to reach an amicable resolution.
What common issues do Employers face?
Some of the most common issues that an Employer faces include:
- Inadequate job descriptions
- Lack of training and supervision
- Ineffective job performance reviews
- Lack of two-way communication
- Ineffective employee recognition
- Lack of job-related accountability
If an issue does occur in the workplace, speak to a Lawyer and get the best advice on how to deal with the issue. It is always best to try and resolve these issues before they develop into a Employment Tribunal claim.
Contact our Employment team at Tayntons on 01452 222340 to book an initial consultation.