Our team regularly advises senior individuals and businesses on a wide range of employment and HR matters and prides itself on providing prompt, practical and user friendly advice.
We advise employers (whether that be large corporations, family offices or private households) on day-to-day HR queries, hiring and firings, redundancies, strategic projects and managing workplace disputes. The team regularly assist employers prepare employment documentation tailored to their needs, including director service agreements, employment contracts and HR policies and procedures. We also advise clients on their data protection obligations in respect of HR personal data.
Advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions is also an area in which the team has strength. We assist parties identify employment related issues and advise them on TUPE processes, including their information and consultation obligations.
The team has the experience and contacts to also assist employers with international issues concerning their workforce.
Separately, we help senior individuals obtain the best terms on entering into a new employment relationship or promotion and negotiate favourable settlement terms when their employment comes to an end.
Recently, we have been advising employers on HR issues in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic, including the government’s new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Please click to see our COVID-19 Information Hub.
Joe Beeston, Counsel in Forsters' Employment team, has written an article for Boutique Hotel News outlining some of the issues faced by hotel HR teams as the hotel sector cautiously begins a return to normality following a turbulent couple of years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employers and employees alike will be well aware that on 19 July 2021 the government lifted its instruction that people should work from home.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is well underway and with reports suggesting that all adults will be offered a vaccine by the end of May, employers will likely be considering the implications of this for their staff. This article considers some of the key issues.
As part of the latest lockdown restrictions, the Prime Minister has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme shall be extended to December 2020. It was due to end on 31 October 2020 and be replaced by the new, less generous, Job Support Scheme.
Many employers have sadly needed to make redundancies in recent months due to the pandemic and with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme coming to an end at the end of October 2020 and the new Job Support Scheme only filling part of the void, this trend will likely continue. This article provides a useful summary of the key considerations for employers who are contemplating a headcount reduction.