Business Legal Services
An HR Audit can help your business to achieve compliance, whilst reducing the likelihood of employment claims being made against your business.
Employment laws and regulations are constantly evolving. What may have been the law or best practice a few years ago could now be considered poor practice or in some circumstances illegal. Our HR Audit can help your business achieve compliance, whilst reducing the likelihood of employment claims being made against your business.
With our HR Audit you will benefit from an initial audit of your existing employment practices and relevant documents, with the identification of key missing documentation, areas of risk and opportunities for improvements. If there are gaps in documentation or risks are identified, we can support you further by carrying out remedial work to ensure that your business is compliant with current employment legislation and best practices.
Benefits of our HR Audit
Choosing our HR Audit will help your business to:
Avoid costly litigation and risk of employment tribunal claims
With clear and transparent employment practices and documents in place from the outset, you are less likely to be at risk of costly disputes with employees and consultants who work for your business.
Ensure you are compliant with recent developments in employment law
Our HR Audit is a simple and cost-effective way of helping you identify potential problem areas in your business. Once we have identified missing documentation and/or inadequate practices, we will help you take corrective action, reducing the likelihood of claims being made against your business.
Prepare your business for sale
If you are looking to sell your business, any prospective buyer will conduct due diligence checks and, as part of this identify any practices that could cause future issues, should they decide to go ahead with the purchase. Our HR Audit and remedial plan will help to ensure that you have the necessary employment contracts, practices, policies and procedures in place, giving you confidence that your business will be in good order for its sale to proceed.
An HR Audit conducted by a senior Employment Solicitor
We will help you:
- Identify missing contracts, policies or practices.
- Suggest remedial actions to help you improve your documentation and HR functions.
- Support compliance with current employment legislation.
- Reduce the likelihood of disputes with employees or contractors.
Access to 5 free Employment related templates
As an added bonus, we will provide you with 5 free employment-related templates for you to use in your business. The templates that are included as part of the HR Audit include:
- Template suspension letter
- 48 hour week opt out letter
- Basic employment contract for a junior employee
- Job offer template
- Return to work form
- Educational video on employment contracts and policies delivered by two senior Employment Solicitors.
How much does the HR Audit cost?
One-off legal support for any business
Monthly subscription for start-ups and SMEs
Quarterly subscription for larger businesses
|HR Audit||£1,400||£700*||5 hours deducted from your plan|
The HR Audit is the equivalent to five hours of legal support. Remedial work is charged at the usual hourly rate according to your service plan.
*minus any accrued inclusive support.
How does the HR Audit work?
The first step is for you to complete the questionnaire provided by our Employment Solicitor. This will help us understand your business and the practices, policies and procedures currently in place. You will be able to provide additional commentary if required. If you have any issues whilst completing the questionnaire you can contact a member of the Employment team who can guide you through the process. It is important that the answers you provide in the questionnaire are accurate as this will form the basis of your HR Audit.
Once you have completed the questionnaire you will receive a report that will identify documents that are currently not in place. We will also identify where the business falls short of key legislative provisions and best practice.
More importantly, we will suggest remedial actions in order of importance so you can clearly see the steps you need to take as a business. Our team of Employment Solicitors can quickly perform remedial work should you decide to implement changes recommended in your report. We have significant expertise and experience in drafting all employment-related documentation, including: contracts, policies and procedures that can help you manage risk when it comes to contentious issues, such as discrimination allegations, disciplinaries, grievances and unfair dismissal claims.
What our clients say
Why choose Harper James?
Our team of highly experienced Employment Solicitors are at hand to support you on your compliance journey. Our Employment Solicitors are recruited from top 100 UK law firms or from large international businesses and most have more than 10 years’ post-qualified experience.
Our Employment Solicitors are very accessible and responsive should you have any queries whilst you are completing the HR Audit. If we identify any missing documentation or poor practices currently in place, we have the skills and breadth of knowledge to quickly remedy these. As a full-service commercial law firm, we are also able to help you if the HR Audit highlights improper practices or compliance problems that are outside of Employment law, for example problems that relate to data protection or IP.
Legal support designed
to fit your business needs
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £209 per month with additional support from £140 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.