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gothic
10-01-2005, 11:40 PM
I will need to employ staff when i open my business, but do i need to get their contracts and the company handbook checked by a solicitor first.

Statler
12-01-2005, 12:06 PM
Hi,

It's always a good idea to get legally binding documents checked over by a solicitor, just in case a grievance arises with a future employee, etc. Obviously this will cost you money in the short-term, but could end up saving you more in the long-term.

There is a scheme I know of, Lawyers for your Business, that offers free half hour consultations with solicitors in England and Wales:

http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/choosingandusing/helpyourbusiness/foryourbusiness.law

You may also find it helpful to read the following information from Business Link on employing staff:

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.l1=1073858787&r.s=tl&topicId=1074428798

Lee