A Staff Handbook should give details of all of the terms and conditions applying to staff and should provide more detail than what is contained within the Contract of Employment. Some of the areas contained within a Staff Handbook include; an introduction to the Company; terms and conditions of employment; holiday and leave provisions; disciplinary and grievance procedures; details of any pension scheme; performance appraisal; intellectual property; health and safety and whistleblowing provision.
Other important policies and procedures include such things as; the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedure; Equal Opportunities Procedure and a Flexible Working Policy.
It is important that your Staff Handbook – and other policies and procedures – are compatible with all of your Contracts of Employment.
We can review your Staff Handbook and your Policies and Procedures to ensure that they are up-to-date and legally compliant. In addition, we can provide you with a carefully tailored Staff Handbook together with a complete suite of essential employment law Policies and Procedures that are designed specifically for the requirements of your particular business and industry sector.