HR Policies (also known as Human-Resource Policies) are legal documents that a employer puts into action that safeguard, regulate and clarify the rights and obligations within its employment relationship. These documents range from Health and Safety policies to employment law. Each document created by the employee requires to have the supporting policies in place.
If you are employing for the first time then there are six main areas you need to look at:
Employees are eligible to work within the UK if any of the following apply:
a) They are a British Citizen
b) They are a European Economic Area (EEA) Citizen
c) They are a Swiss National
If you are not employing for the first time, other areas and policies that you are required to be aware of are as follows:
The ideal scenario here would be to have all the areas listed above covered. It is a legal requirement that as an employer, you have the above procedures and policies in place within your business. If you havent, and you need some assistance getting these completed, our team here at OptHR would gladly assist you. Contact us if you would like assistance
At the very least, your Company Handbook should outline the employee and employer rights within your company. However, at OptHR we can help you to cover much more ground, while making sure everything is up to date.
Of course, we know that each company has their own requirements. We can provide advice on what your company should prioritise, helping you to create the perfect legal referral guide for your business.
As well as providing guidance on employment legislation, we can help you to create bespoke HR policies on a wealth of issues such as:
● Stress Management
● Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
● Email, Web & Social Media Policy
● Breach of Contract
● Exit Strategy and Conditions