Understanding Employment Law

If you own a business, you know how important it is to hire qualified employees who stay with the organization for the long-term. As an employer, there are many components of the law you need to adhere to when it comes to hiring, maintain, compensating and terminating employees. If you don’t have a full understanding of employment law, you could find yourself trying to defend yourself in a court of law. To avoid this, you can hire an employment law solicitor in Portsmouth, to help you understand and adhere to the complex policies of employment law. Here are just a few components you’ll need to consider when hiring:

* Employment Contract: New employees should sign employment contracts that clearly outline business policies, job duties, benefits, compensation, etc. It should be stated in clear and concise language that leaves no room for ambiguity.

* Compensation: There are minimum hourly wages that you will be required by law to pay. You’ll also need to decide whether to pay a salary wage or an hourly wage.

* Vacation: Employees are entitled to a certain amount of vacation time per year; or, they can have vacation pay added to their regular pay.

* Job duties: Employees need to clearly understand what their job duties are, who they report to, and if there are any specific goals they need to reach (for sales associates, for example).

* Anti-bullying policies: Employees have a legal right to work in a safe place. Your organization should have a clear policy that sets out the rules and regulations of your anti-bullying policy, and a course of action if anyone feels threatened or harassed.

* Termination policy: There are times when employees need to be terminated (theft, etc.) There are laws in regard to compensation in lieu of notification, etc.

* Benefits: All benefits need to be clearly stated for all employees.

Your employment law solicitor in Portsmouth can help you understand employment law so you can treat all of your employees fairly.

Amanda Capon Solicitors provide expert, independent advice to businesses and individuals on all aspects of Employment Law. Visit them online for more information.

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