Peter Lynn and Partners have delivered the first in a series of workshops for businesses in the local community by partnering Swansea BID for a HR & Employment Law talk.
The breakfast event took place in the Dragon hotel and focused on the common employment headaches faced by business people such as salaries, holiday pay, discrimination, employment contracts, plus many other “hot topics” regularly encountered by small to medium sized companies in the area.
Swansea BID Chief Executive, Russell Greenslade, said: “I am pleased to launch the Swansea BID Benefits Workshops. I hope they will give local businesses some invaluable guidance on important topics that are likely to have a real impact upon their bottom line and their working practices”.
The engaging workshop highlighted a number of employment challenges faced by business people in today’s economy most notably the problem of knowing where to turn to ask questions to make sure a…
To meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace we have designed a bespoke Human Resources support plan – The Guardian Scheme.
The scheme addresses both the legal and human resource requirements of your businesses as well as health and safety advice as an affordable optional extra.
By addressing both functions we can protect and support our clients while maximising the potential of their greatest asset – their people; and allowing them to concentrate on doing what they do best – running their business.
Guardian Scheme Benefits
- Comprehensive HR advice
- Monthly meetings either by telephone or face to face
- On-line telephone support on…
Whether you are a micro-SME employing less than five people or a well-established, multi-site organisation employing five hundred plus, HR matters can be an issue for many business and potentially very costly.
It is with this in mind that we pose the question “HR Consultant or Employment Lawyer?” as a recent case brought this question to the fore with a very clear answer.
Whilst we are unable to identify the company in question, we are able to outline some key aspects of the case, in particular, the client’s thoughts on this question.
The client, a charitable organisation, required our services to defend…
A question we are frequently asked is “Is it better to hire staff as employees or as self-employed contractors?”
The answer depends entirely on you individual business need and each option has its own merits.
Employees provide much greater certainty in knowing what resources are available, when and with what skill-set.This not only enables you to plan ahead more accurately but it gives you greater control over what tasks are carried out, by whom and how much it will cost.
As an employer it is worth noting you will have a number of statutory obligations to uphold such as holiday entitlement, termination…
Any business employing staff will have someone responsible for HR.
This could be the owner if it is a small business or a HR team if it is a larger company.
Whilst the vast majority of companies seek to operate in line with UK Employment Law, for those who do not have a legal partner in place, the first time they become aware of any legal shortcomings is when they engage a legal practice to represent them in an employment tribunal.
Employment contracts, staff hand books and other documentation is in place for many businesses however it is not always kept up…
With the festive season upon us, it’s a time of year that can sometimes result in at best, an embarrassing apology but at worst, a legal case in the New Year. The grey area surrounding Christmas parties is “who is legally responsible?”, especially if the party takes place out of normal hours and away from the workplace.
For the sake of clarity, the position is that if there is a work connection as to the social event then the liability for any damages, insults or discrimination for any workforce misdemeanours stands a good chance of landing at the employer’s door…
The Law Commission are currently reviewing the transparency of terms and how they relate to The Unfair Terms and Consumer Contract Regulations 1999.
All terms in consumer contracts may be challenged for fairness unless they are clear and transparent and prominent. For full advice on contacts and terms and conditions, please contact Peter Lynn on 01792 450010.