Employment & HR

Employment issues often entail complex problems which may cause major employee disruption. We will help prevent conflicts by partnering for you, save you time, avoid damage to your image, and make the most of your resources.

Through our Jobs and HR Program, we will guarantee that we provide you with the day-to-day job advice and HR help you need while defending your company from legal proceedings. Our HR packages include an annual health check to ensure that your job documentation is consistent with the latest legislation.

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We can help you:

  • save time and money with robust HR policies to improve people management
  • Improve staff and business profitability
  • Avoid court claims and keep up to date with the ever-changing law
  • Protect your business with our coverage of legal expenses

We offer realistic advice and support on all jobs and HR problems including:

  • Disciplinary hiring arrangements & complaint concerns
  • Absence management performance management
  • Long-term ill-health retention
  • TUPE
  • Discrimination
  • Work termination

For specialist advice and assistance for your Employment and HR matters, get in touch with a member of our dedicated Brecon team today.

Call 01874 625 151  or complete our online enquiry form.

 

What our clients say

I was very pleased with the courtesy of the ladies who attended to my requests and particularly so at the time when I had my accident – they were extremely helpful.

Paul James' support has been invaluable in effectively progressing key contractual requirements. His knowledge and expertise in contract and procurement matters is exceptional. Would not hesitate to engage Paul's services again in future should the requirement and opportunity arise.” (dated March 2017).

The reason I used Redkite is that most solicitors don’t have the area of expertise that I required.

Redkite have provided assistance through several particularly difficult issues. Their advice has been professional, thorough and specifically tailoured to the needs of our business. The staff are approachable, knowledgeable and realistic in the advice they provide.

Redkite were recommended to me and I would do the same, fantastic service.

I have to say that everyone I have come into contact with from the receptionists to the solicitors have always been excellent. The advice I have been given formally and informally has always been clear and concise which is always a weight off your mind when you are dealing with the affairs of your loved ones.

Why choose us?

We will work closely with you so that we know your business and understand it, freeing you to manage your business and achieve your goals. You will have a small team of dedicated lawyers who can be accessed and contacted via direct lines, mobile phones and email.

We are diligent, pragmatic and able to consult in anticipation of lawsuits at an early stage. We take a business perspective and provide market-oriented, customer-focused advice and support in a comfortable and efficient manner in all situations.

Employment law is complicated and constantly changing, but at cost-effective pricing we can make it easy for you. For a fixed fee, we can provide you with work documents to help you plan and handle your project. For other employment issues, we also provide you with specific fee structures so that you are aware of the costs of each stage of the process.

Our Training

The HR training courses are essential with added protection against labour tribunal complaints.

Our workshops cover all aspects of employment law and HR as a leading provider for specialist training.

Our training is customised to your company, policies and practises as well as online. Training packs often include a comprehensive handout  with fact sheets and useful checklists and templates.

Why undergo a training course with Redkite Solicitors Brecon?

  • Training provided internally
  • Reducing risk to your company
  • Ensure that employees are aware of the pitfalls to mitigate complaints
  • Provide a consistent approach to workers and a more efficient workplace
  • Develop expertise for managing people
  • Compliance with regulations, such as the Equality Act 2010

We also offer the opportunity for clients to join group training workshops at no additional cost. Tap here for information on our latest lectures on employment law and upcoming events.

In conclusion, we can provide you with instruction on subjects such as:

  • Equity and Justice
  • Absence of Management and Poor-Quality Review
  • Instruction Handling
  • Recruitment and Assessment Managing
  • Mock Employment Tribunal

Key Issues

Issues arising from day to day can result in far-reaching consequences. What begins out as a low-key grumble can erupt out of all proportion and possibly result in a court case. Conflict can be prevented whenever feasible by offering prompt, practical advice, guided by a good understanding of your company.

Documentation

By reviewing, updating or providing you with the following documentation, compliance with employment legislation and good practise is guaranteed:

Contracts of employment:  Arrangements are structured and provide the required contractual security terms (such as limitations on secrecy and post-termination) as well as all legal requirements.

Staff Handbook: A detailed manual that is customised specificall to your business and industry.

Contracts for service: Agreements for any suppliers or vendors providing services to your company, covering the client or consumer records, intellectual property and confidential information in particular.

Service agreements: Directors have access to important confidential information that you want to secure during and after their tenure. Our Service Agreements provide for the security of your company.

Termination and Tribunals

If not done correctly, removing a staff member’s job or having bulk redundancies can have negative and expensive implications. Avoid risk and disruption to your company by following the advice of our experts:

Redundancies, restructurings and changes of contacts: Avoid the many risks and optimise rewards. Through offering step-by-step instructions, suggestions, charts and sample letters to help you through the system to completion, we will make the process transparent.

Mediation: Support you and your client in clarifying disagreements or conflict settlement solutions, either at work or after dismissal.

Dismissals: We have considerable experience in leading employees through the phase of termination and providing training for supervisors responsible for making such decisions.

Tribunals: We have extensive experience in the prosecution of complaints from the employment tribunal. All are protected by helping you at each time, planning for your appeal and defending you at the court hearing. We can also sell work insurance that would cover you from legal costs and compensation from the tribunal. Regardless of how any statement is financed, you will still profit from our business-focused advice.

Tribunal Fee Guide for Employers

Fees are charged according to the terms of business dependent on hourly rates (our hourly rates vary from £ 130.80 to £ 241.20 inclusive of VAT as of December 2018).

The costs of pursuing or defending a claim by the Employment Court will vary depending on the nature of the claim and the parties’ identity. Overall costs will range from £ 5,652 to £ 8,174.40 (inc VAT) for a basic one-day dismissal hearing that is unfair or unjust.

TUPE

Most people who buy or sell a company do not consider the implications of this transaction for the workers currently working there. Under such conditions, the rules on the exchange of undertakings (TUPE) apply.

Failure to comply with TUPE can be a costly mistake to get wrong. A supplier shall be liable for £ 250 payment per worker if they do not provide the necessary information.

A buyer and seller are also mutually responsible for failing to inform and advise staff, with payment set at the employee’s salary for 13 weeks. This may rely greatly on the number of employees concerned.

Through handling the TUPE system on your behalf with the following, we will enable you to avoid costly issues:

  • Step by step guidance and advice
  • Template letters
  • Election forms
  • Consultation meeting notes and scripts
  • On-site project management support where required

Health and Safety

Health, safety, efficiency and environmental management can be a concern for many companies.  Redkite Solicitors Brecon partner with experts who are experienced in designing systems that are both scalable and cost-effective for your individual business.

All consultants are professionally qualified and have years of experience in the industry,  providing you with a practical approach to help you meet legislative requirements.

We understand that each business is unique and has a variety of support requirements.  Depending on the number of employers and the number of employees, most health and safety programmes can be provided at a fixed fee.

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