Day to Day HR support

David’s employer clients use his expertise in a range of ways.  Some clients use him regularly as a sounding board for HR matters where there is an employment law angle.  Others use him when they have a particularly tricky issue or where there are temporarily under-resourced and need back up.

David works closely with his employer clients to monitor, check and reduce their exposure to legal risk around their people.

As Covid-19 has shown, employment law is ever changing and adapting – furlough becoming a new HR concept within a matter of months – raising complex and challenging issues for HR.  David has been busy translating the numerous pieces of legislation around Covid into plain English for his employer clients.

David provides day to day HR support on all employment law matters including:-

  • maternity – an area which catches out many employers
  • Covid-19 – furlough and resulting redundancies and challenges to related dismissals
  • disability – steps that an employer needs to take and how to deal with related absences or under-performance
  • family related leave
  • claims by pregnant employees or those on or returning from maternity leave
  • dealing with under-performance
  • managing difficult/litigious employees
  • varying employment contracts
  • drafting new employment documentation including contracts/handbooks/offer letters/bonus terms/NED and service agreements/consultancy agreements
  • dealing with grievances
  • disciplinary action
  • tactical planning to secure senior level exits
  • drafting settlement agreements and negotiating terms
  • delivering diversity & inclusion training and other related management training
  • assessing/settling/defending employment tribunal claims
  • redundancy & restructuring planning and implementation
  • defending bonus claims
  • threatening and enforcing restrictive covenants

David is Recommended in the Legal 500 2020 edition for advising employers.  He is able to offer his expert advice at reasonable rates.  If you are an employer and need day to day HR support on employment law aspects of your business please contact specialist employment lawyer David on 02o3 603 2177.