If your business is constantly talking to solicitors about things like employment contracts and grievances, First4lawyers can provide a more convenient, long-term solution.
Here at First4lawyers, we have a team of business law specialists who can provide your company’s human resources (HR) department with HR support on an ongoing basis that integrates with your company instead of feeling like a separate service.
Contact us for a no-obligation discussion about your needs, even if your firm has in-house advisors and you just need additional help.
What is HR support?
Specialist business and employment lawyers can assist companies with the tasks that HR departments might need legal advice on. These services can include:
- Preparing and reviewing employment documents, such as contracts.
- The creation of standardised company documents and guidelines.
- Updates regarding changes to employment legislation and legal issues.
- Support during disciplinary, grievance and dismissal proceedings.
When will I need HR support?
HR support can be useful at any time during the year, but businesses might find it particularly useful to consult with experienced lawyers when establishing a company in order to ensure strong legal documentation and contracts relating to human resources are in place.
Our lawyers can help you to create employment contracts, company handbooks, employee letters, and internal company communications, so that you can rest assured that your firm is protected against potential HR issues in the future.
HR support can also be vital during conflict resolution, or when interventions are required to tackle staff issues. And if you have concerns about an employee’s capability for work, due to their health, fitness, or general performance, HR support can help you address these issues easily.
Staff absence is always an area of concern for businesses, and if a member of your staff has been taking frequent or long term sickness absence, or is requesting time off for maternity leave, paternity leave, jury service or dependents, then HR support can provide you with a legal framework for handling these matters.
How can HR support save money for my business?
The cost of setting up legal safeguards in an HR department is an expense that many businesses simply can’t afford, and it can be beneficial even for some large firms to outsource HR work to save on costs.
Outsourcing via someone like First4lawyers can mean the support is just available as and when you need it. That way, you’re not paying overheads for HR functions during periods when you can get by without them.
My company has a legal issue that requires HR support my company doesn’t have – what should I do?
If you need any legal help around HR, you can contact First4lawyers today and discuss your needs with us. We can put you in touch with our specialist business law solicitors who will look to resolve the issue, leaving you to get on with running your company.