Our Take On Employment Law
The workplace has undergone radical changes in recent years in order to cope with the rigours of surviving in a much more competitive global economic environment. Organisations have mutated into lean, flexible, decentralised and non-hierarchical structures, in order to compete effectively. The profile of the employee has also changed, with job security being the privilege of a few and the emergence of more pliable working arrangements such as sub-contracting, hot-desking and short-term contracts.
Practices such as ‘social dumping' (the switching of production from countries with high labour costs to countries with low labour costs) within the EU has led to a mushrooming of employment rights. This, in conjunction with a significant rise in employee complaints, has meant that employers have never been more at risk of getting it wrong and falling foul in this regulatory minefield. This is why Sharma Solicitors believes that a good contract and employee handbook are the cornerstones of employers' understanding of their obligations. We offer to review these documents in the hope you may thereafter invite us to make any recommended changes in what will be the beginning of a good long term working relationship.