Hospitality Organisations

Dedicated Legal Advisers

Your named adviser will get to know your business and can offer expert advice on a full range of employee relation issues – from the most simple to the most complex. They can also draft and review contracts, handbooks and policies.

Qualified Health & Safety Consultants

All our consultants have Grad IOSH membership or higher. They can conduct on-site general risk assessments, be your dedicated point of contact for all health and safety issues and act as your legally-required competent person.

Online HR and Health & Safety Portals

With access to EW’s HR Software, Health & Safety Software and Knowledge Hub, you can access expert-created documents, dynamically manage and monitor tasks, and demonstrate compliance all in one place. Simple!

When running a busy hospitality business, dealing with legal issues and keeping on top of regular changes in the law can be an unwanted distraction.

That’s why hundreds of businesses like yours rely on Ellis Whittam for straightforward, pragmatic support.

As part of our unlimited, fixed-fee service, our expert advisers will work with you to achieve your specific HR and health and safety objectives – allowing you to operate with total confidence.

Employment Law & HR Support

No matter how simple or complex the issue, our Employment Law and HR experts will provide fast, practical and commercial support on any employee matter, including:

  • Working hours and legal limits;
  • Part-time and seasonal workers;
  • National Minimum Wage and tips;
  • Wage deductions;
  • Performance;
  • Attendance and absenteeism;
  • Theft and till losses;
  • Disciplinary;
  • Dismissal; and
  • Recruitment and retention.

With high staff turnover being a key challenge for hospitality employers, Ellis Whittam’s professional support can ensure you make fair and commercially-savvy decisions when faced with difficult employee situations – promoting increased retention and helping you to build strong and engaged teams. Plus, all of our advice is backed up by Legal Expenses Insurance for extra peace of mind.

Health & Safety Support

Our experienced Health & Safety Consultants will work with you to address some of the key risk areas identified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), including:

  • Slips, trips and falls;
  • Manual handling;
  • Knives and other kitchen equipment;
  • Hot liquids and surfaces;
  • Commercial kitchen ventilation;
  • Hazardous chemicals;
  • Site facilities and outdoor areas;
  • Work-related contact dermatitis; and
  • Musculoskeletal disorders.

Employing a large number of young and part-time workers, hospitality businesses are exposed to increased health and safety risks. Professional, personalised support from Ellis Whittam will allow you to operate with total confidence, ensure the wellbeing of your staff and customers, and demonstrate compliance in the event of regulatory inspections.

“We value their professional support and quick response to each and every query. Their service provides protection and peace of mind.”

Kitty Tobin, Head of Executive Office, Institute of Hospitality

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