Employers Pack Plus £299
Includes 12 months legal support See details
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Version 38 - Buy Today
Version 38 includes document updates for Zero Hours Contract, Director's Service Agreement, and Communication Policies.
Updates to employment information include: Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy, Maternity, Parental Leave, Paternity Leave, Adoption Leave, Sick Pay and the new National Living Wage.
All current customers please download this new version via your online account.
The Employers Pack contains 283 separate documents, plus a comprehensive guide to employment law.
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What is a Staff Handbook?
A Staff Handbook is the generic term for a collection of employment policies and procedures used by an employer to manage their staff. It may be a generic term, but the documents and policies are essential for all employers, regardless of size.
Employers can either print out the documents they need from the Employers Pack and put them in a binder, or the entire Pack can be kept on a server for staff to access. Whichever method is used you should make all staff aware of the contents of your staff handbook. That is why we include a staff handbook sign-off form with the Pack, for each employee to sign, acknowledging they have read the staff handbook and agree to be bound by it. What should be included in a staff handbook?
Why have a Staff Handbook?
A staff handbook is a cost-effective way to manage all employees; with all the policies an employer must have in one fixed-price product.
Our staff handbooks provide an up-to-date source of employment contracts, employment policies, human resources and health & safety forms. The Employers Pack also includes our full range of business documents as a free extra.
Employment law is constantly changing - the Pack includes 12-months of free upgrades included in the price.
Our customers range from 2-3 person businesses right through to large overseas companies who require employment documents and policies for their UK staff.
We also have a large number of law firms and HR professionals as subscribers - which we see as a good sign.
The costs of not having a Handbook
The costs of not having a proper staff handbook can be considerable. By not having the correct procedures in place an employer is exposed to any number of possible claims - unfair dismissal, age, race, sex discrimination and more.
Download or CD
Both contain the same content, the CD also includes the Download version in the price.
Easy To Use
Works within your existing browser and word processing software.
Free Updates & Upgrades
Includes 12 months of free updates & upgrades. The Pack is updated regularly.
Renew and receive another 12 months of updates. Prices from only £85.
The Employers Pack contains the all the Packs listed below in one product - See full contents list
Health & Safety Pack
The Employers Pack frequently asked questions.
- Documents Format
- Legal Support
- Technical Support
- Alternative Payment Methods
Is there a difference between the download and the CD versions of the Pack?
No, the download and CD versions of the Pack are identical, the only difference is the method of delivery and price.
What are the minimum system requirements to install and run the software?
- PC running Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / ME / XP / NT 4.0+ / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
- Or a server running 2003 Server (32 & 64-bit) or later
- Apple Mac OSX 10.0 or later
- Alternatively any Apple Mac running a Windows emulator for Windows version of Pack
- Minimum 32MB RAM
- Minimum 16-bit colour display
- Recommended minimum screen resolution of 800x600
- Internet access and browser
- Word processing software
How large is the download file for the download versions?
The download file for the Pack is approximately 5.6MB (Windows) and 6.5MB (Apple Mac).
How do you ship the CD version of the Pack?
The CD version of the Pack is shipped using Royal Mail Special Delivery, this guarantees next working day delivery by 1pm within mainland UK.
How much extra does postage & packaging cost?
Nothing, postage & packaging is free.
Are there any other costs?
No, the price stated for each version of the Pack is the final price, there are no hidden extras.
What format do the documents come in?
All of our documents are produced in Word format (.doc), so they can be opened and edited in Microsoft Word™ and other word processing software packages.
What level of legal support do you provide?
Legal support is only available to customers who have purchased the "Plus" version of the Pack.
If you have purchased the "Plus" version you can receive 12-months free legal support via email. The support provided covers advice regarding the content, introduction and everyday use of the Pack in your workplace.
How do you provide legal support for the Pack?
Our legal support is provided via email. The advantage of this is that as a customer you receive a written record of the advice given by CompactLaw.
How quickly will I receive a reply to my legal query?
All legal queries from Pack customers are given priority within our email system, when we receive your query it is put at the top of the list of emails to be answered by our legal team. This means that the majority of email queries are answered by the next working day. However, if your query requires some additional research this may take longer.
How does the Pack legal support differ from other legal support provide by other organisations?
We do not outsource legal support to third parties. This means the answers you receive from CompactLaw come from the same legal team that drafted the documents within the Pack. This ensures a swift and accurate response.
What is not provided?
Legal representation is not covered, nor is legal advice on matters not directly related to the Pack. Please note that we do not attend your premises to give advice.
Do you offer technical support?
Yes, we do not believe in offering a limited initial period of support after purchasing the Pack. For this reason we offer a full 12 months technical support from the date the Pack is purchased. Technical support is provided as standard with both versions of the Pack.
Is there an extra charge for this support?
No, the technical support element is provided free of charge and is not limited to any number of incidents.
What is not provided?
We do not provide advice relating to hardware issues or attend premises to resolve issues.
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