HR Retainer

Our retainer solutions give you access to your own outsourced HR department. We work in partnership with you, giving you peace of mind that you have somewhere to turn for all your employment law and HR queries.

Choose from one of our flexible options, tailored to your business:

Services offered Telephone helpline Standard retainer Premium retainer
Initial “MOT” (by way of questionnaire) Yes Yes Yes
Regular face-to-face meetings No No Yes
Audit of existing contracts of employment Yes Yes Yes
Audit of Staff Handbook Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited telephone helpline and e-mail advice on the items included within the service – 9am to 5pm First hour of each separate query only Subject to reasonable usage Subject to reasonable usage
Follow up with written advice on telephone enquiries No Yes Yes
Access to template letters and documents Yes Yes Yes
Telephone/email advice on the issues below:

  • grievances, disciplinaries and dismissals
  • sickness absence and performance management
  • small-scale redundancies/restructuring (three roles or less)
  • family-friendly rights: maternity, paternity, parental rights
  • flexible working
  • discrimination and equality issues
  • harassment and bullying
  • whistle-blowing.
Yes – free for first hour of each query Yes Yes
Initial TUPE advice in terms of employer’s obligations prior to consultation No Yes Yes
Early Conciliation with ACAS / pre-claim correspondence with solicitors or an employee either before they have left or afterwards No No Yes
Advising on, drafting and negotiations on settlement agreements per retainer year No Subject to reasonable usage Subject to reasonable usage
Advising on contracts for self-employed contractors, workers or volunteers Yes Yes Yes
Drafting up to five bespoke or precedent contracts for self-employed contractors, workers or volunteers No No Yes
Regular e-shots on Employment Law updates and invitations to seminars Yes Yes Yes
Quarterly review meeting at your offices (subject to proximity) No No Yes
Six monthly review meeting/telephone conference No Yes Yes
Secure portal with designated password Yes Yes Yes
Provision of basic Health & Safety advice Yes Yes Yes
Optional Services at Fixed Fees to be agreed as and when the issue arises Telephone helpline Standard retainer Premium retainer
Advising/acting on matters relating to immigration/overseas workers Yes Yes Yes
Employment law training for line managers Yes Yes Yes
Provision of Occupational Health Services Yes Yes Yes
Advice about Employment issues arising from a business acquisition, sale or purchase Yes Yes Yes
Significant restructuring of the business Yes Yes Yes
Advice on enforcing restrictive covenants Yes Yes Yes
Advising on or drafting Directors Service Agreements Yes Yes Yes
Safeguarding, regulatory or data protection advice Yes Yes Yes
Boardroom disputes or dismissals of senior employees involving complicating factors such as regulation, protected disclosures, discrimination or personality issues Yes Yes Yes

Contact our HR Consultants today

To find out more about our retainer options, please get in touch with our specialist team by filling out our online enquiry form or by calling 0333 222 0989.


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