Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
From independent bars and restaurants to large hotel chains, our sector specialists will help your hospitality business to thrive through tailored legal compliance.
That’s why hundreds of businesses like yours rely on WorkNest 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.
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How we help
Specialist advice and support
At WorkNest, we recognise that every organisation is different. But with specialist sector teams, you can benefit from the shared insight and expertise of our advisors, who support thousands of other hospitality, leisure and tourism business that will be facing similar challenges to you.
Hospitality, leisure and tourism clients at WorkNest benefit from:
- Specialist, dedicated advice from teams who understand the sector
- Sector focused resources and templates that help you manage risk
- Independent Legal Expenses Insurance
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Experts in Employment Law & HR
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;
- Attendance and absenteeism;
- Theft and till losses;
- Dismissal; and
- Recruitment and retention.
With high staff turnover being a key challenge for hospitality employers, WorkNest’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.
Experts in Health & Safety
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 WorkNest 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.
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24/7 unlimited support from your dedicated advisers
Whichever service you use, our highly qualified advice teams will form the bedrock of your relationship with WorkNest. You get named advisers, ensuring the support and advice you get remains consistent and from people who understand your business.
Employment Law Advice
Fast, pragmatic, commercial. Our Employment Law and HR advice line gives you and your managers access to truly unlimited advice on all of your people-related challenges, from the seemingly straightforward to the most complex.
Health & Safety Advice
Need a steer on risk assessment, help unpacking legislation, or guidance on your COVID controls? With our unlimited advice line support, you can relieve the pressures of regulatory compliance and dramatically reduce risk.
99.2% Client happiness rating
97% Client retention rating
Experts in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
Experts in Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety
What makes us unique is that we combine the service quality of a law firm with the certainty of fixed-fee services to provide expert, solutions-focused Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety support tailored to your organisation.
Our people are the basis of our service. They are the reason why we have a 95% client satisfaction rate and an annual client retention rate of 97%.
Our sector experts help business leaders like you to:
- Proactively solve problems;
- Ensure regulatory compliance; and
- Achieve commercial objectives.
Who you’ll be working with
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Director of HR Consulting
Executive Director, Privacy International
WorkNest supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Head of Service Delivery, Catalyst Choice
We get a great deal of comfort and satisfaction knowing that we have support as and when we need it, in a decisive and responsive way.”
Group HR Director, Culina Group
We moved our legal support to WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) having previously used a time and line law firm. It was important, though, that an all-inclusive fee structure did not come at the expense of quality. Thankfully we’ve been delighted with the service we’ve received from WorkNest.”
What we recognised in WorkNest is the background that they have. They are able to supply knowledge and experience in a number of disciplines, which enables us to develop our business in a way that’s safe, to do it on time and with a quality to it.”
Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety,
Bluestone National Park Resort
Chief Executive, The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. WorkNest is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Operations Director, Beaverfit
Pineapple have worked with the team at WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) since 2003, and we have built a trusted partnership together. We particularly like WorkNest’s concise and practical advice concerning employment law/HR issues and also appreciate their totally supportive approach in all areas of health and safety.”
Pineapple Dance Studios
I’ve taken WorkNest into every organisation that I’ve worked with. I’ve introduced them to many teams and many colleagues and referred them with absolute pleasure because I genuinely trust in the service that we get.”
People Director, The Works