Written by Audrey Spencer
In-house HR teams have wide-ranging responsibilities, from recruitment to employee relations, but employment law is often challenging and is constantly changing. A little specialist support can go a long way to help HR teams navigate the complexities of employment law and help you maintain a healthy business.
In this latest in a series of employment law articles, Audrey Spencer, Associate Solicitor and Head of Employment Law at Humphries Kirk, explains how in house HR teams can benefit from the support of specialist employment law solicitors.
Complex Employment Law Matters
Employment law is a complex area, and in-house HR teams may not have the time or resources to stay up to date with the latest changes. Specialist employment law solicitors have the expertise to provide guidance on complex matters, such as TUPE regulations, discrimination claims, and employment tribunals.
Compliance with employment law is crucial for any business, and in-house HR teams may require support to ensure that they are compliant with all relevant legislation. Employment law solicitors can provide advice on all aspects of employment law, from drafting contracts and policies to managing employee grievances to ensure that your business stays compliant with its employment responsibilities.
Reducing Your Legal Risks
Specialist employment law solicitors can help you to reduce your legal risks by providing expert guidance on best practices and procedures. This can help to prevent costly disputes and minimise the risk of your business becoming embroiled in employment tribunal claims.
Handling Complex Employee Relations Issues
In-house HR teams may require support from time to time in handling complex employee relations issues, such as redundancy, disciplinaries, and grievances. Specialist employment law solicitors have the expertise and experience to ensure that these issues are handled effectively and in compliance with relevant legislation.
While employing a full-time employment law specialist may not be practical or cost-effective for some organizations, engaging an external employment law solicitor as and when issues arise can provide access to specialist expertise at a lower cost. This can help in-house HR teams to manage legal risks and ensure legal compliance without breaking your budget.
How HK can help
Humphries Kirk is a leading law firm with a team of experienced employment law solicitors who can provide practical and strategic advice on a range of employment law issues.
If your in-house HR team requires support in these areas, contact Humphries Kirk’s team of expert employment law solicitors for guidance and support.
For further information, please contact Audrey Spencer, Associate Solicitor, and Head of Employment Law at Humphries Kirk, on 01305 251007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Humphries Kirk LLP has offices in Parkstone, Poole, Southbourne, Wareham, Swanage, Crewkerne, and Dorchester.