Employment Law Advice & Managing People Issues in the Workplace
Compliance with the complex and vast amount of current employment legislation and best practice in managing staff is an essential requirement for all employers not only from a legal point of view but also to ensure that staff are engaged, working efficiently and motivated to support the achievement of your business objectives. There are currently over 30 different pieces of legislation that all employers are required to adhere to. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is an area that many business owners find difficult to deal with and as has been seen time and time again with the amounts of compensation awarded by the various employment redress bodies available to employees, non compliance can be extremely costly.
When employee issues and problems are handled correctly you can minimise time wasted and avoid litigation and potential compensation by ensuring that issues are dealt with in a fair and consistent manner within the law.
Typical People Management & Employment Issues
Typical employment law and staff issues that can arise in any workplace include:
- poor on the job performance;
- regular short or long term absenteeism;
- capacity to perform required duties;
- changing business requirements in respect of roles/hours/rosters;
- implementing short time & lay off;
- non adherence to rules and procedures;
- bullying and harassment complaints;
- staff conflict; and
- equality and discrimination issues.
If you need to concentrate on running your business, HR Solutions with its vast experience in HR management and employment law can take the headache out of dealing with these difficult situations and will provide practical step-by-step advice and support on how to deal with problems and legal issues in the workplace.
HR Solutions can also advise on the preventive steps that can be taken to ensure that changing requirements in your business and staff management issues can be managed more efficiently including the documentation of core employment rights and obligations for both parties in the contract of employment and employee handbook to ensure clarity in the employment relationship.