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We provide completely bespoke Staff Handbooks and Contracts of Employment for your organisation from scratch, or we can review your existing documents and make recommendations to ensure that you remain legally compliant.review staff handbook

If you are looking for a low cost contract and handbook template that covers the basics and keeps you legally compliant then you can find our Essential Contract & Handbook here.

A robust Employment Contract and Staff Handbook are crucial tools for managing staff effectively. Employees will know what is expected of them and you will have clearly defined rules and policies to refer to; helping to ensure fairness and consitency in how your staff are managed, and for supporting disciplinary events and management decisions.

It's worth noting that a contract exists as soon as you agree to pay someone in return for them undertaking or carrying out work for you. You are required by law to issue written terms of employment within eight weeks of an employee starting work.

Moreover, failing to issue a written contract prevents you from specifying rules or conditions to which your employees must adhere whilst they work for you. In the event of a dispute or grievance you will only have statutory law, case law or custom & practice to hold employees to account.

We recommend that contracts of Employment and Staff Handbooks are reviewed and updated regularly to minimize exposure to risks from changes in Employment Law. A good example of this is the abolition of the Default Retirement Age. Any clauses relating to a specific retirement age should be removed from Staff Handbooks as they are at best unenforceable, and at worst age discriminatory.

As you can imagine, because organisations vary so much in the complexity and level of service required, we price this service on a case by case basis. Please call us to discuss on 01452 331331 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.