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I found this article relating to Employment Law which I thought may be of interest. So here it is for you

It’s just a plain fact that this last recession has been tough on employers, as well on their employees. No matter what size a firm is, they all experience the same types of employee related issues.

 

Trying to pare down their operating costs by giving unpaid leaves, cutting work hours and overtime, at the same time, with employment prospects at the lowest rate that they have been in decades these and other workplace changes can leave employees with their backs against the wall. Often searching for legal recourse, forcing employers to seek out legal protection.

 

Be aware though that for employees who feel that they have been wronged, the legal advice is free of charge. They get it in the UK through the Citizens Advice bureau and in the US through the Workman’s Compensation Claims Dept.

 

What Can You Afford?

Of course one of the things that you as an employer will be looking at as you seek out employment law advice is cost. That is how much you should spend because the prices on these types of services do vary.

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One thing to consider as you comparison shop is the size of your firm, the number of employees, and how branched out it is. As an example, a firm with just one shop and 4 employees will have different needs than, say a firm with 40 employees and 8 shops in 7 different cities.

 

At the same time, you’ll want to check out what any one consultancy firm has to offer. Not just in previous experience but in actual services, and tools that you can put to use in your business as well.

 

A HR Protection Plan

As an example, any reputable employment law consultancy firm will be able to provide you with a sound protection plan. This would be  an off the shelf plan of action that you or your HR staff can turn to and implement, in the event that you are faced with an employee related legal challenge.

 

An Up to Date Risk Assessment and Report

Undoubtedly you will want to know what and if there are any things that you or your managers are doing that are leaving you at risk. Odds are that there is a weak area of vulnerability somewhere in your firm with regards to how it deals with it employees, and the sooner you find it, the sooner it can be eliminated.

 

You Must Have an Employee Handbook

A qualified employment law advice provider will also be able to write up and created a comprehensive employee handbook. A book that’s custom tailored for your firm and its particular business genre. Making your policies clear to all employees with a handbook helps to eliminate the confusion that all too often leads to legal challenges.

 

A Consultancy Firm that’s there when you need them

Lastly, it’s sure to help to go with a consulting firm that will be there for further advice should you run into a sticky situation in the future.  Of course you can do all that you can to prevent problems but in the event that one should pop up; it helps to have the voice of experience on the other end of the phone line in an emergency.

Colaw are combined employment law and health and safety consultants based in Loughborough in the East Midlands. Employment Law Advice Visit the site for more details: http://www.colaw.co.uk
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