Employment Manual In The UK

Employment Manual – ML Solicitors; Are you in search of experienced legal professionals who could offer you guidance and assistance with the drafting of your employment manual at your organisation in the UK? Then you should make a no obligation call to the highly qualified and experienced legal professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors as our dedicated team could offer advice that is tailored to suit your business requirements with regards the drafting of clear and efficient company policies and procedures for your employee manual or handbook.

An article published by Pay and Benefits Magazine on 15 July 2013 reported that "UK workers top of global sickness absence rates".

The article says that "UK workers take more than four times as many sick days than some of their global counterparts according to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

It explains that "The average British worker has 9.1 days’ absence due to illness each year. This is compared with 4.9 days in the US and 2.2 days in the Asia-Pacific region."

Further adding "The cost of ill-health to UK organisations amassed nearly œ29 billion a year. It equates to about 90 per cent of the overall absence bill which also covers compassionate leave an industrial action."

Are your employees fully aware of your company policies and procedures and do they have easy access to them in an employment manual at your organisation in the UK? Having clear and effective policies and procedures that are readily available for anybody within your organisation to read the raising grievances making whistleblowing complaints or even what to do with regards to booking time off work can avoid misunderstandings that could potentially lead to disputes within the workplace; and this is where Michael Lewin Solicitors could help you as our dedicated team could advise and assist in the drafting of the documentation for your employment manual or handbook that you can provide to all employees.

The above-mentioned article tells us that "although the study found that unscheduled time off has fallen in the past two years from 10.1 in 2011 to 9.8 2013 the number of away days and attributed to sickness has risen from 8.7 2011 to 9.1 days in 2013. As a result the cost of staff illness has also increased."

It reports that John Andrews HR Consulting Leader at PwC "said that it is worrying that UK workers continue to take more leave due to illness and staff in other countries". He commented that: "the combination of more flexible labour laws and to cap on the number of paid sick days in the US and Asia goes some way to explain their lower levels of absence. Workers in the US and Asia there is a sense that there is more at stake if you take on schedule time off work."

The highly skilled professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could use their expertise in the fields of employment and commercial law to advise and assist you in the drafting of your employee manual and all company policies and procedures to ensure they are clear and effective minimising the risk of disputes getting out of control and resulting in tribunal action being brought against your organisation in the UK; so speak with our advisers for more information today on: 0113 200 9720.


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