Your go-to people management portal. Provided as part of our core service, MyEW gives you access to guidance notes, document templates and other online tools on top of unlimited Employment Law and HR advice.
Think of it as an online gateway to all different elements of our service: case history, document storage, legal information, absence management software and more, all under one roof.
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One of the many perks of being an Ellis Whittam client is our market-leading online resource, MyEW. Through this easy-to-use portal, you and your team can access our full suite of support at the click of a button – giving you all the tools you need to manage even the trickiest employee issues.
- Self-serve with our vast online library of expert-created legal and HR materials
- Refer back to conversations with your adviser and legal advice at any time
- Access helpful articles, how-to webinars and our unrivalled Coronavirus Advice Hub
- Replace filing cabinets of employee information and manage essential HR tasks easily with our HR Software
- Store your essential HR documents, including your EW-created Contracts and Handbook, in one secure location
- Get the most out of your EW support with an at-a-glance overview of our service elements
Pragmatic advice supported by online HR solutions
No more trawling the internet. No uncertainty. With MyEW, you can download expert-created legal documents instantly and get the answers you need, fast. Whether it’s a step-by-step guidance note on conducting a disciplinary procedure or a template flexible working request form, get peace of mind knowing that you’re following best practice and acting within the confines of the law.
Still not fully confident? No problem. Our unlimited, fixed-fee service gives you access to a dedicated Employment Law solicitor for advice on all your employee-related obstacles. Talk through a matter, get support with drafting letters and documents, and refer back to recorded conversations and correspondence with your adviser through MyEW at any time.
We have 2.4 X the number of qualified solicitors than any of our larger competitors
Common queries about our market-leading client portal, answered by our Employment Law and HR specialists.
Does MyEW keep a record of the matters EW has helped with?
For Employment Law and HR, yes. Through MyEW, you can access a full case history saved against employee and case type, as well as any emails and attachments sent between you and your named advisers. You can also access attendance notes and call recordings of conversations with your team so that you can refer back to their advice whenever you need.
Can I use MyEW to store my important HR documents?
Yes, and we’ll even product these for you as part of our fixed-fee outsourced HR support. We can craft your contracts, provide you with a best-practice Employee Handbook and even draft all other employment-related letters and documents you require. You can access all of these on MyEW, as well as upload any other documents you want to store centrally and securely.
What sorts of issues can I find guides and templates on?
We have a range of guidance notes and accompanying templates covering a full spectrum of employment-related issues, including Maternity, Pay, Flexible Working, Holidays, Performance and Redundancy. All of these resources are created by our experts, and if you require further support or have any questions, you can contact your dedicated team of advisers for practical advice and guidance.
Who can access MyEW?
During onboarding, our Client Experience Team will work with you to set up agreed users within MyEW. There are different permission levels and we can restrict access to certain apps at a user level too. MyEW is primarily a management tool, but our HR Software (accessed via MyEW) is also aimed at employees. We’ve recently introduced a new feature in MyEW which allows the key decision maker / main contact to deactivate user accounts from their organisation, which means you’re in control of users’ access within your organisation.
Can we add users, and does this cost extra?
You can add as many users as you like. You can also manage applications for different people so that users can only view the applications that are relevant to them. There is no extra cost to add users; you will only need to pay extra for additional licenses (if you have multiple sites).
Is it secure?
MyEW uses Microsoft authentication and Gusite authentication, which means users can use their own credentials to access MyEW. We use the latest SSL encryption too, which means all communications between the user and MyEW are encrypted using TLS. Our connections to third parties are via Single Sign On (SSO).
What does the HR Software do?
There can be a great deal of administration involved in managing employees, and the burden only increases as your business grows. If filing cabinets of employee information is no longer cutting it, our HR Software will help to automate your processes, save valuable time and manage HR tasks at the touch of a button. Use it to store and organise employee data and essential documents; manage and report on holidays, absence, timesheets and rostering; stay on top of employee reviews; maintain a comprehensive employee directory, and keep a record of training and development.
What is the Coronavirus Advice Hub?
Our Coronavirus Advice Hub is an exclusive portal created by our Employment Law and Health & Safety experts to help employers manage the employment and safety-related challenges caused by COVID-19. It contains hundreds of regularly updated resources, including template risk assessments and checklists, topical guides and webinars, and FAQs on the latest government developments.
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What sorts of things can you advise on?
HR matters come with the territory when you run a business or manage an organisation and we’re here to help you through it all. Whether you’re battling absenteeism, struggling to manage an underperforming employee or need help navigating a complicated exercise like redundancy, we can walk you through the steps required to handle the situation appropriately.
Is everything dealt with through one team?
Yes. All of our advisers are qualified legal professionals or on the road to formal qualification, which means a full range of employee issues can be dealt with within your dedicated three-person team. In the event that you’re presented with an Employment Tribunal claim, we will conduct a full handover to our Litigation Team so that they are well equipped to defend you.
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Why choose us?
At Ellis Whittam, we’re known for our bespoke service and the quality of our support. Not only is our expertise unmatched, but we take the time to know you so that we can function as a true extension of your team.
- Your own small team of dedicated experts
- Commercial, pragmatic advice tailored to you
- Bespoke contracts, policies and handbooks
- Trusted by over 35,000 organisations
- Recognised as a leading firm by the Legal 500
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Debbie Rainbow, Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety
“As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. Ellis Whittam is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Joanne Beaver, Operations Director
“We have found Ellis Whittam to be responsive and aligned with our business in terms of our processes and expectations. Their pragmatic approach has proven to be a great fit – nobody wants to be fighting their adviser on basic employment decisions.”
Jonathan Green, COO
“Ellis Whittam supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
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