Hiring Staff

As an employer, the employment of your staff is a straightforward matter, isn’t it?

Many employers find the list of legal rights and responsibilities daunting, but Birkett Long will help you comply with the law and look after your staff, meaning you can get on with your day job.

It doesn't matter whether you employ one person or thousands, at Birkett Long our specialist employment team wants to help you manage your business effectively and get the best out of your investment in people.

When you take on new staff you need to think about the following:

  • Do you have written employment contracts in place?
  • Have you considered different contract types?
  • Have you set out your employees’ responsibilities?
  • Are you offering zero hours contracts?
  • Have you registered for PAYE?
  • Is your payroll set up for new employees?
  • Do you know the minimum and living wage, and are you paying it?
  • Do you want to offer full or part time contracts?
  • Do you want to recruit through an agency?
  • Do you know about auto enrolment?
  • Are you thinking about employing an apprentice?

Whatever your requirements, we are always happy to offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your particular query or concern, and how we can help you. We will work to a fixed or capped fee arrangement agreed with you in advance. Give Julie Temple a call on 01206 217318 to discuss how we can help.


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Birkett Long will offer you responsive, high quality and commercially focused advice on all your employment, HR and health and safety related queries and concerns. 

We offer a pay-as-you-go arrangement where you pay for advice as and when it is required. Birkett Long human resources offers a fixed price retainer scheme, whereby you pay an agreed monthly premium (from £99) in return for unlimited telephone advice, and more. Different schemes are available to match your business needs, together with indemnity cover against legal fees and awards made in connection with any tribunal claims, if required. Full details are available on request.

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