Expert advice for a fixed price
The business-support company Law At Work offers a personalised legal and consultancy service in all aspects of employment, human resources, and health and safety.
The company’s services combine the expertise of a leading law firm with the advantage of an all-inclusive fixed price and the convenience of 24-hour support from a named adviser.
This is a major benefit to clients who know up front exactly how much they are paying, the service they can expect, and round the clock support.
Law at Work’s aim is to be seen as an extension of a company’s own team.
Founded in 2001, Law at Work specialises in employment law, employment law1 insurance and litigation services, human resources consulting and project management, training services, and health and safety.
Its 27-strong team of experts supports clients in more than 20 different business sectors, including companies with workforces ranging from 10 to 10,000 employees.
Law at Work has a market-leading client retention rate of more than 90 per cent, with word of mouth recommendation playing a large part in building their professional relationships.
The advisers are with clients each step of the way, avoiding any confusing jargon and helping them steer clear of the tangle of red tape that increasingly surrounds businesses.
High profile clients include Ikea, McConechy’s Tyres and the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.
Headquartered in Glasgow, Law at Work operates throughout the UK, with a strong focus on Scotland. The company runs regular events in Inverness.
Donald MacKinnon, Law at Work’s director of legal services, is from the Highlands where companies of all sizes are challenged by constantly changing laws.
“Employers will have to justify the dismissal of employees on the grounds of performance, capability, redundancy or conduct. The implementation of the Bribery Act also places an onus on employers to ensure that they have policies and processes in place to deal with hospitality and business gifts to or from suppliers or others with whom they conduct business.
“For employers who use agency workers, recent regulations will impact on the terms and conditions that arc offered to such workers within the hirer’s workplace.
“The courts have also been busy with significant cases including consideration by the Supreme Court of the status of self-employed workers where the courts are increasingly willing to look behind the self-employed contract to ascertain the true relationship between the parties. The courts have also looked at the rights of employers to impose pay cuts and/or reduce the hours of work of employees to cope with financial pressures.”
As experts in employment law, human resources and health and safety, Law at Work assists employers address these and many others challenges facing their businesses.