Moving Office Employment Law Checklist
Moving office will have several implications for your staff and there are certain legal issues you need to be aware of. The Moving Office Employment Law Checklist ensures you adopt the best practice approach relating to your role as an employer.
Employment Law Implications when Moving Office
An office move can do wonders for employee morale and a new office location can open up a world of fresh contacts and opportunities. But while a company may view an office move as a simple matter of relocation, for the employee the issue is much more personal. The reality is that there are a number of legal issues that, as employers, you will need to consider when deciding to relocate your business. The good news is The Moving Office Employment Law Checklist covers the important aspects and issues for you.
The Moving Office Employment Law Checklist ensures you handle the move for your employees correctly and answers important questions surrounding your decision to move office, including:
What responsibilities do I have as an employer regarding office relocation?
What issues do I need to consider for staff when choosing new office space?
When and how should I tell staff about the move?
If I need to make redundancies how do I handle them correctly from a legal perspective?
Can employees refuse to relocate?
Apart from the usual property legal aspects of an office move (ie the critical importance of ensuring that your office lease is properly negotiated for you by a specialist Property Solicitor), there are also the legal matters surrounding one of the most important aspects of your business – your staff. How you undertake your office move will have a significant impact on employee morale and staff retention. It is therefore vital to consult key members in your team and your employees at large to ensure that the upheaval of an office relocation won’t be too detrimental on their ability to either reach their workplace or to perform at their best.
Use the Moving Office Employment Law Checklist as a starting point, but we strongly recommend that you get expert legal advice from a Property Solicitor who can advise you about your potential liabilities and responsibilities surrounding your decision to relocate your business.
Download the Moving Office Employment Law Checklist to ensure you follow the right protocols regarding the relocation of your staff.
When relocating your business it’s not just the office furniture that’s moving. You are moving your entire business, and that includes your staff. Communication is key to keep their morale and motivations level high and dispell any negatives vibes surrounding the office move. Read more about tips on communicating with your staff and the important role HR plays in an office move.
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