Local Government Authorities
Many Local Councils already benefit from our support with their Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety challenges.
When you are running a busy Council you face many challenges: the intricate nature of the Council organisational structure, compliance, safety, regular changes in the law and time-consuming employee issues. These take you away from making your Council flourish.
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How we help
Specialist advice and support for Local Government
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 many or Local Councils that will be facing similar challenges to you.
When you’re running a busy Council, you face many challenges: the intricate nature of the Council organisational structure, compliance, safety, regular changes in the law and time-consuming employee issues. These take you away from making your Council flourish.
Local Council clients at WorkNest benefit from:
- Specialist, dedicated advice from teams who understand Local Government
- Local Government focused resources and templates that help you manage risk
- Independent Legal Expenses Insurance
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Experts in Employment Law & HR
Having worked with the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) we recognise the importance of ensuring that you have the right policies and procedures in place to follow the law and best practice for Local Councils.
We understand some of the common workplace challenges Local Councils face. We support employers with a whole range of employment issues, including:
- Frequent short-term absences;
- Long-term sickness absence;
- Wage deductions;
- National Minimum Wage;
- Disciplinary action;
- Dismissal; and
- Disputes between employees.
Our qualified Employment Law and HR experts will provide fast, practical and pragmatic solutions to save you time and money.
Experts in Health & Safety
Our qualified consultants understand the pressure on Local Government Authorities to keep employees, volunteers and members of the public safe. Whether you operate from a shop, call centre or an office, we will help you to take a sensible and proportionate approach to reduce the risks associated with:
- Managing volunteers;
- Events and non-domestic premises;
- Lone workers;
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Manual handling;
- Working at height;
- Stress; and
- Musculoskeletal disorders.
We believe that organisations shouldn’t have to choose between great work and safe work. With a wealth of experience in the Local Authority sector, our consultants offer realistic advice and support to protect your organisation against financial and reputational risk – without compromising your ability to deliver on key objectives or creating a barrier to activities.
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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 Local Government Authorities
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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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