Top tips on employment law for restaurants

09 July 2019

Are you up to speed on employment law? A few things worth thinking about...

Your employees are your greatest asset – managing them in a fair and lawful way not only puts you in the best position to make your business competitive but also increases their engagement and loyalty to your company.

Absence and misconduct

When your employees are out of the business, it costs you money. You can’t prevent all absences but getting on top of the situation can help reduce or prevent non-genuine absence and keep your absence-related costs low. Issues with misconduct will inevitably crop up – from simple lateness through to more serious instances like theft. A good set of disciplinary rules and procedures will ensure employees know where they stand and what levels of behaviour are expected of them, together with what could happen if they break the rules.

Employment documentation and termination

Comprehensive employment documentation is the cornerstone of the employer-employee relationship. You have the discretion to create rules and policies which a maintenance company needs to keep on track and you should consider these carefully. Termination of employment can occur in many ways, for example, resignation, dismissal, redundancy. All have their own processes attached to ensure that they are done fairly and to ensure all loose ends are tied. What may not appear to be a dismissal can actually be one in the eyes of the law so having awareness of how to terminate employment properly is vital. To get some immediate advice on any issues, call one of our expert advisors on 0800 028 2420. Alternatively, request a free consultation with our experienced team.

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