EMPLOYMENT LAW faqs

When do I have to issue a contract of employment?

Within two months of the employee’s start date.

How would Agility keep us up to date with changes in legislation?

We will update your contract of employment/handbook as required, as and when legislation dictates. We also send out a monthly newsletter, which includes any upcoming changes in legislation or case law.

Do you offer indemnity insurance against tribunals costs and awards?

Yes, we offer two levels of insurance – Absolute and Essential. Absolute policy is a marking leading indemnity policy, the policy is unique as employment claims are not subject to the reasonable prospects of success clause, meaning that claims can be paid even in those cases where the client may have failed to follow the correct procedure to the letter.

The Essential policy is equivalent to a market standard in terms of cover and importantly is subject to reasonable prospect of success clause. The policy will only provide indemnity if the claim has a better than 51% prospect of being successful.

Does Agility offer settlement agreements (formerly compromise agreements)?

Agility can draft and negotiate settlement agreements, carry out the negotiation with the employee’s solicitor and also deal with any phone calls and administration during the process.

Does Agility chair grievance and/or disciplinary meetings?

Yes, these can either be held at your own premises or at Agility’s offices.

Will Agility represent us at employment tribunals?

Agility will assist with the preparation and representation at any potential employment tribunals.

What is included in a standard retainer contract with Agility?

Clients will benefit from tailored employment contracts and employee handbooks, telephone and email support and access to various other HR templates. Other benefits also include a monthly newsletter, discounts on training, access to a dedicated employment law advisor and invitations to client-only seminars.

Can Agility act as my internal HR department?

Yes, we can tailor our retainer agreement to your business requirements and give you as much on-site support as you require.

If you would like more information about how or HR team can help support your business

Contact us today on 01527 571617.

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