July 2017 saw the end of a long legal battle undertaken by Unison over Employment Tribunal Fees in the case of R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor  UKSC 51 . The background, in this case, dates back to 2013 when a new system of fees...
Employment law and HR advice
The workforce is one of the most important assets of any business, but complicated employment law legislation can often make it extremely difficult to keep abreast of your obligations when dealing with staff.
The ProAct HR service offered by Fishers provides a solution for businesses which cannot justify the cost of a full time HR manager or would like to enhance their HR team without expanding it internally.
What is ProAct HR?
ProAct HR is a monthly outsourced HR support solution which provides the skills and experience of specialist employment law solicitors and qualified human resource professionals to all types of businesses. It’s an affordable way to ensure that you are always abiding by your obligations as an employer without having to constantly research employment law yourself. There are three levels of support – low, medium and high – which all include an initial HR audit. This entails our employment lawyers visiting your business and undertaking a review of current employment contracts, policies and procedures which will be followed up with a recommendation report. Your particular level of support will entitle you to a certain number of hours per month, as well as access to a dedicated advice line and legislation updates.
Professional HR advice for SMEs
Our ProAct HR service can be particularly helpful for small growing businesses which are taking on more staff but do not yet have sufficient resources for a dedicated HR team. Fishers can provide a temporary solution, ensuring that staffing matters are being taken care of by professionals and giving business owners peace of mind that they will not be in breach of any new European laws. Additionally, we can provide bespoke training to HR managers and we also offer Employment Protection Insurance via our third party insurance provider for any unexpected costs which may arise (e.g. relating to settlement agreements or employment tribunals).
- Jonathan Peck