Law At Work, set up last year as a subsidiary of Mourant, is offering a telephone advisory service for a fixed fee, plus updating of employee contracts and company policies in line with the new Employment Law.
The new requirements and the threat of the new employment tribunal are of particular concern to the tourism industry, which is mostly made up of smaller firms which employ temporary seasonal staff.
The hope is that by providing reliable guidance the Law At Work team will lessen the burden of administration for employers.
If a problem arises, the Hospitality Advisory Service, as it will be known, will be able to put an employer in contact with a lawyer, who will continue to advise if the action is prolonged.
Potential concerns could involve poor performance discipline or absence management.
If necessary the lawyers will liaise with the Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service (JACS), should a member of staff seek advice there.
JHA members who sign up for the service will also be invited to two seminars a year, receive a six-monthly newsletter, and be able to apply for employment law insurance at a competitive rate.
For more information view the JHA website at www.