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Need to adjust employment contracts to cope with COVID-19?

Forced to make redundancies, but want to do it right?

Employees have questions you just can't answer on your own?

This is why you need HR support

Whilst the threat of financially crippling employment tribunals has diminished there are still many pitfalls facing employers which can have serious financial consequences. All employers should be aware of these threats and if you need advice on how to avoid the unpalatable results please call the Advice Line and get practical advice from the HR advisors.

HR Advice Line included in Chamber membership

Members have unlimited access to the HR Advice Line, available 365 days a year. The lines are manned by very experienced advisors who can answer any questions you may have or help resolve issues

The advice lines are here to help you... and not just if you have a serious problem or issue. They can help you with any questions that you may have, whether they be positive or negative.

These are the kind of subjects the advisors can help you with:

  • Employment law
  • Guidance on access to web docs
  • Staff grievances and disputes
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Absenteeism
  • Disability issues
  • Medical capability
  • Equal pay
  • Maternity / paternity allowances
  • Shared parental leave
  • Contracts of employment
  • TUPE issues
  • Eligibility to work
  • Managing apprentices
  • Calculating settlement agreements
  • Redundancy
  • Calculating holiday pay / sick pay
  • Maternity leave
  • National living wage

HR Document Library

One of the main features of the HR Advice website is the comprehensive document library, which has free downloadable template documents covering the full  range of employment.

  • Recruitment & selection
  • Induction & probation
  • Contracts of employment
  • Employee handbook
  • Performance management
  • Training & development
  • Employee reward & benefits
  • Grievance, mediation & discipline
  • Attendance management
  • Exit management
  • The Good Work Plan
  • Furlough
  • HR adminstration

Are you thinking you may have to make redundancies?

Last in first out?...may be the easiest way of losing people, but it’s not always the best.

Confused by Flexible Furlough?

Health & Safety concerns? ...are you COVID-19 secure?

In a world turned upside down by Coronavirus there is a lot of uncertainty in the business community. When you are seeking a way out for your business sometimes there seems to be multiple options and it’s hard to know which one to take.

Don’t worry...Quest can offer guidance and support

Compliance is key

All the complexities of flexible furlough and the job retention scheme are effectively added on top of existing employment law, to which compliance is essential. Having up to date Contracts of Employment and an appropriate Employee Handbook is therefore crucial. Unfortunately many businesses are trying to restructure their operations as fast as possible and often not following correct procedure, thereby exposing themselves to the nightmare of employment tribunals, which unsurprisingly are on the increase again.

One2One Review

We can offer you a complimentary One2One Review with a Quest Business Manager. They will take the time to understand the challenges you face, assess your compliance status and suggest solutions on how you can protect your business in these uncertain times. You will receive an honest assessment of your requirements so if the membership service you have access to is enough to support you, that is what they will recommend. If you do need additional or a more personalised service, which may cost extra, the good news is that there are discounts available.

Get HR advice included with YOUR CHAMBER

Ready to find out more?

If you would like further information or to discuss any queries, we are happy to answer them by email.

West & North Yorkshire Growth Deal has expired

This project has received investment from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Chamber Membership

The 75% Discount and One Month Free Membership offers are designed  to help support small businesses start-up, recover and grow by providing essential business support services at a reduced rate for the first year.

The 75% Discount on Chamber Membership is funded by The Leeds City Region Growth Deal.

The One Month Free Membership (13months for the price of 12) is provided by West & North Yorkshire Chamber.

Terms & Conditions

This offer expired on 31 March 2021

The offer is open to businesses with fewer than 50 employees in the Leeds City region.

The business address must have a postcode in the BD, LS, HG or YO areas.

The offer applies to new memberships of West & North Yorkshire Chamber.

Full eligibility criteria and terms and condition available on request.

About the Chamber

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber are an accredited Chamber of Commerce, connecting, supporting and representing business in the region.