Employment and Human Resources
Our experienced Employment team delivers practical advice to employers on issues ranging from HR advice, employment contracts, service agreements and handbooks.
Advice for Employers: protecting your business if employees leave
As a result of the current economic climate there is considerable flux in the employment market. The number of employees moving to competitor businesses or setting up their own business seems to be on the increase, which can leave former employers in a vulnerable position.\r\nRead more
Immigration Update - Croatia Joins The EU
After a decade of negotiation, the European Union has finally welcomed its latest member, Croatia.Read more
Key Employment Law Changes: Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
New statutory provisions set out in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 come into force on Monday, 29th July 2013, which make various changes in employment law and HR practice including New Employment Tribunal Fees and Rules of Procedure, Cap on Unfair Dismissal Awards, Changes to whistleblowing legislation and Pre-termination Discussions and Settlement Agreements.Read more
Zero-hour contracts: fair or foul?
There have been a series of news stories lately which report that almost a quarter of Britain's major employers now recruit staff on zero-hours contracts. According to Government estimates, 23% of employers with more than 100 staff have adopted the flexible contract terms for at least some staff following a surge in the number of public sector services contracted out to private providers.Read more
Employment Update - Whistleblowing
Welcome to Ashfords' Weekly Employment Update, where each week we consider recent developments in Employment and HR issues. This week we consider the recent legislative changes in relation to whistleblowing.Read more
Charles is a Partner in the firm's Employment Team. He also runs our Graduate Recruitment Programme with Ruth Murray.Read more
Our Human Resources Team take the time to understand how we can best serve your needs, and our resource means we can support all businesses, whatever their size.Read more