Managing your Workforce

The wrong arrangement can leave your business open to an unsatisfied workforce and or Employment Tribunal proceedings.

What is the best arrangement for your workforce?

Are they full or part time workers or engaged on a self-employed basis? The wrong arrangement can leave your business open to an unsatisfied workforce and or Employment Tribunal proceedings. For example if you engage a person as an employee when you intended them to remain self-employed. The arrangement also has important tax implications.

It is therefore important to put in place formal agreements which accurately record how and on what terms you wish to engage the person.

How can help?

We can advise you on which method of formal engagement is most suitable for your business and draft the formal agreement on behalf of your business.

In addition, we can advise and assist you with managing a grievance and disciplinary procedure. Proper implementation of those procedures at the outset can be important for your business to avoid workers making complaints to the Employment Tribunal and can save your business money as a result. We believe that properly managing complaints and problem staff leads to a more productive and happier workforce.

We can also assist your business in carrying out the redundancy process. It is important that you apply the correct procedure which can differ based on the number of employees you wish to make redundant. We will advise you on the correct payment to make and, where appropriate, alternatives to undertaking the complex and time consuming procedure.

See our Employment Law page for further details on how we can assist you an your business.