Traditionally farming business have been managed through family generations. Certainly the laws and regulations surrounding your employment relationships will not look anything like the law platform one or two generations previously. We are here to assist and guide you through the legal matrix and provide realistic and pragmatic solutions to whatever concern you may have. We work closely with our agricultural specialist colleagues to ensure that we are up to date and commercially aware of the issues faced on the farm.
Our team advises on all aspects of the employment relationship beginning with the appointment of staff and the formation of the staff contract and staff handbook. We understand the realities of a working relationship and that difficulties can arise at any point. In this regard, we are there to support you in dealing with those difficulties such as handling of grievances, disciplinaries, managing sickness absence, redundancies and restructures and variation of contracts, as well as various family friendly rights.
As a land owner or farm manager in the agricultural sector, it is essential that you protect yourself by ensuring that all the appropriate structures are in place. There are traditionally many roles in agriculture that have been informally agreed or indeed based on seasonal requirements but it is essential that you make sure you are compliant. We can help you to ensure that you stay within the bounds of employment law and minimise the risks to your organisation.