We recognise the challenges posed by the cost-of-living crisis to you as an employer, and to your employees.
The cost-of-living crisis is still dominating many conversations in the workplace with many employees looking for another source of income, opportunities to work from home to save on travel costs or a pay rise.
As an employer, what can you do to ensure you are paying fairly and supporting your employees?
How can you support your staff?
You have a responsibility to review your employees’ wages in line with National Minimum Wage.
When setting salaries, you may also want to take into consideration your employees’ level of experience and the typical salary within the field.
Not only will this mean you can retain your staff, but you’ll also ensure your employees feel heard and respected.
Of course, you may not be able to always offer higher wages as many businesses are under pressure financially.
However, there are other benefits you can provide to your staff including the opportunity to work from home. These benefits require careful consideration and the right legal agreements in place.
If things don’t go to plan, we’re here to help navigate potential employment disputes resulting from this challenging situation.
Navigating employment disputes
If you find yourself caught up in an employment dispute over pay or conditions, we can provide guidance and support on the legal aspects of your dispute.
We can also help you review and update your employment contacts and policies to reflect changes in your workplace and help advise on lawful and fair wage negotiations.
The cost-of-living crisis presents challenges for employers, but with expert legal guidance, you can face employment disputes confidently.
For advice on supporting employees through the cost-of-living crisis, contact us today.