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Start-up Business: Thinking of being your own boss?

Posted on 7th February, 2019

The start of a new year is naturally a time for reflection and looking forward to the possibilities of what the future holds. It is also a time where people look to make changes including maybe making that career change they have been thinking of or starting their own business.

It is becoming more common that employees are looking to move away from the 9 to 5 life and they will often have second jobs or ‘side hustles’. These additional revenue streams are often carried out in spare time and can be the equivalent to running your own business.

Starting you own business, although exciting, can be a stressful time as money is tight and there are many things to consider which increase exponentially as a business grows. An important consideration (from an employment law point of view) is what to do when the business is at the stage where they need to increase the workforce to facilitate growth.

Here at Jacksons Law Firm we are committed to supporting new businesses and SMEs who are taking on their first member(s) of staff and to help them comply with employment legislation.

It is essential that new businesses and employers have in place certain documents such as contracts of employment and various policies i.e. a staff handbook. This documentation will help new employers understand their obligations to and the rights of their employees.

At Jacksons we offer our Start-up Business Package which is competitively priced at a one-off payment of £250 (inclusive of VAT). The Package includes a template contract plus a staff handbook comprising of disciplinary and grievance procedures, an equal opportunity policy and a communications policy, all titled and labelled with your business’s logo.

In addition, Start-up Business Package clients will also benefit from our expert advice and personal service on non-contentious employment law matters at a fixed hourly rate of £100 plus VAT for six months after they receive the handbook, providing dedicated support as and when required.

For more information about the Start-up Business Package please contact Matthew Rowlinson, Employment Solicitor, Jacksons Law Firm. e: mrowlinson@jacksons-law.com t: 0191 206 9617.

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