Do you need an employee handbook? 

It's not the law, just good practice. 

Having an employee handbook isn't a legal requirement but is certainly good practice. It is a method of collating all the important points which you want to bring to the attention of your employees. As an employer you are required to provide quite a lot of information to your employees and having a central document, whether printed or electronic, is an efficient way of making sure this happens. It also makes it easier for you to keep the information up to date. 
We can help you produce an employee handbook specific to your needs. Many HR policies are too complex. Employees never read them and managers don't stick to them. The end result is greater risk of ending up in an Employment Tribunal. We recommend 16 essential but 'easy to read' policies for your handbook.  
These are the policies we provide in our handbooks. They are adapted to your needs and provided electronically as well as in a printed folder with your company logo: 

These are the policies we provide in our handbooks: 

 
1. Holiday Pay 
2. Whistleblowing 
3. Drugs and Alcohol 
4. Bribery 
5. Data Protection (updated for GDPR!) 
6. Modern Slavery 
7. Social Media 
8. Grievance 
 
 
9. Equal Opportunities 
10. Harassment and Bullying 
11. Maternity and Family Friendly 
12. Flexible Working 
13. Performance Improvement 
14. Absence Management 
15. Redundancy 
16. Disciplinary 
 
They are adapted to your needs and provided electronically as well as in a printed folder with your company logo. 

Who will read it? 

Apart from being a good source of helpful information for your new employees, employee handbooks have been used by Tribunals to make decisions which have supported the employer. If you are going to have a handbook, make sure it's written well. It may well come to your rescue in any contentious tribunals. Or even better, reduce the risk of a tribunal in the first place.  

The Price? 

£599 plus VAT 
 
This price includes consultation with one of our employment solicitors, electronic copies and a printed set of policies in a folder bearing your company logo and name.  

Get in touch 

Do you have a legal matter you'd like to discuss with us? Whether you're an employer or employee we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch using the details below or use the form here and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. 
Phone: 0121 452 5130 
Address: Spencer Shaw Solicitors Limited 
Vancouver House, 111 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8LB 
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Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM 
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