Employment contracts and handbooks

Employment contracts and service agreements

We provide bespoke documentation for employees at all levels from tailored service agreements for C-Suite employees through to contracts for more junior employees. Getting these documents right at the outset is important for the employment relationship as well as for business protection. We can provide template agreements that can be used by employers independently as well as tailoring for individuals as required.

Once these agreements are in place, we offer support by conducting regular reviews and ensuring they are kept up to date with market practice.

We regularly act for senior executives, negotiating service agreements with their new employer. 

Staff handbooks 

Having a robust staff handbook in place is key for an employer and the importance of this document should not be underestimated. We take the time to know our clients and their businesses which enables us to tailor the handbook policies to meet their requirements. 

In an ever evolving world we advise a regular review of employee handbooks to ensure that the policies they contain reflect market practice and the latest legal developments to provide maximum protection for our clients. In addition, workplace policies often form part of a client’s ESG offering, for example helping to ensure their workplaces are diverse and inclusive. ESG initiatives are increasingly becoming an area of focus for our employer clients, particularly on the social and governance side. For more information on Stephenson Harwood’s ESG work please click here to visit our ESG hub.