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Sentient are specialists at providing Employment Law advice for employers of all sizes and all types of businesses.

Employment Law Advice for Employers

With over 20 years’ experience, the Sentient team are specialists at providing Employment Law advice to employers of all sizes and all types of businesses. We help employers cut through the jargon and red tape that surrounds Employment Law. We help employers deal with employees in ways that maximises benefits for the company and minimises the possibility of tribunal claims.

 

In delivering employment law advice, we are able to guide you through the whole process.  We go further than just providing telephone advice, we can provide the letters and documents that you may need; and if required, we can attend site to advise or assist with employee meetings.

We provide as little or as much employment law advice as you need.

 

We are regularly asked to advise Employers on the following;

  • Employment contracts, employee handbooks, consultancy agreements, director’s service agreements.
  • HR policies – recruitment policies, equal opportunities policies, whistleblowing policies, car policies. 
  • Grievance and disciplinary issues. 
  • Settlement agreements.
  • Redundancy advice 
  • Family friendly rights: maternity, paternity, parental leave and pay.
  • Flexible working. 
  • Absence management
  • Sick pay and prolonged absences.
  • Holiday entitlement and pay. 
  • National minimum wage rates.
  • Working time – hours/breaks. 
  • Representation at employment tribunals. 
  • Claims for unfair, wrongful or constructive dismissal. 
  • Discrimination claims. 
  • Restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses. 
  • Data protection. 
  • Employment issues arising from mergers and acquisitions (TUPE).

Employment law advice from our consultants and solicitors is flexible and provided in a variety of ways. From ‘ad hoc’ contracts, such as dealing with specific issues such as a pending tribunal, to yearly “all you can eat” contracts which would provide a complete employment law advisory service.  Our flexible approach can include working with you in your business on a part time or full time basis.

Why would I need employment law advice?

As legislation and case law regularly change, keeping up to date with Employment Law can be challenging for employers. A significant amount of management time may be required to keep up-to-date, not only with the changes, but with interpreting and assessing how it impacts the Copany and its day to day operations. 

Getting employment law wrong could be costly, not only from a financial viewpoint, but also from a reputational / employee relations perspective. 

Specialist employment law advice is often required, but this can be a very expensive commodity for the small and medium sized business to have as a permanent resource within the organisation. 

Our employment law advisors are either qualified employment law solicitors or are CIPD accredited with considerable experience with the type of employment law advice being offered. We will provide you with all the documentation and letters needed for typical employment law queries, tailored where appropriate for specific issues. Employment law advice from Sentient also ensures that you are kept fully up to date with changes in the law and the implications that those changes may mean for your business. We operate a continuous backup service and offer employment law advice 24/7, meaning you can sleep safe in the knowledge that the resolution of any employment law issue is being looked after by Sentient.

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