A specialist employment law practice
working with employers and employees
to solve their workplace challenges
HR & Employment Advice
Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can help with all of your HR & employment matters, including contracts of employment, HR policies, settlement agreements and employment tribunal claims.
Through our Occupational Mental Health Advisory Service, ‘OMhAS’ we work with employers to prioritise mental health within their organisations by raising awareness via training and education; building an effective mental health strategy; and advising on how best to manage day-to-day mental health issues in the workplace.
We deal with all aspects of immigration law, whether you are an employer or an individual looking for guidance in this fast-moving and complex area.
HR & Employment Advice
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Our happy clients
In addition to our employee clients we regularly act for a wide range of employer clients across a variety of sectors. Here are just a few of our happy clients.
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We’ve been working with JMA HR & Legal Limited for a couple of years now, and we’ve always been very satisfied with the services they provide.
Thank you… you’ve worked like a demon and with good results!
Joanna provided first class service to me during a very difficult time both professionally and personally. She is one of those rare individuals who follows through on commitments, she calls when she says she will, she provides accurate documents on time and ensures that the transactions are completed in a professional and timely manner thus reducing your stress at what can be a difficult time. I highly recommend Joanna’s work.
Thank you very much for your prompt and efficient work on this negotiation but most of all for communicating the various issues to me in such an understandable and most of all friendly way.
I found Sonia Bhola to give sound pragmatic advice, whilst understanding the sensitivities of the service provided by the organisation. She also went out of her away to attend AGM’s and other important events in the charities calendar and I felt this helped understand and support our organisation in the best way. A font of knowledge, outstanding professionalism and worked to deadlines at short notice. Highly recommended for all aspects of employment law advice that is relevant, up to date for the specialist violence against women sector.
I have worked with Joanna for a number of years… I have always received extremely clear, concise and pragmatic legal advice. Joanna is professional and creative with a great sensitivity to the situation and cultural context. Her guidance and direction is second to none.
Thank you for the professional, careful & efficient service!
I can’t recommend Joanna highly enough, she helped me to resolve a difficult situation, she was professional, supportive and gave thorough, clear and excellent advice. Joanna made a difficult situation seem stress free. Thank-you.
I would recommend Sonia without any hesitation. In all communication, she was very clear & concise and gave a variety of scenarios & outcomes.
Joanna has an eye for detail but remains pragmatic. She wants the best for her clients and ensures that the advice she gives is useful and actionable. I have worked with Joanna on more than one occasion and every time she has made me feel like I’m her only client.
Joanna: good listener, provides specific & personalised advice, is to the point, flexible and dedicated to deliver results.
Being an overseas company we’re not that familiar with the particularities of the UK social legislation and it’s very comforting to know that we can count on Joanna’s expertise.
I was extremely impressed by Joanna, she quickly understood what I needed assistance with. Her advice was clear, and gave me the confidence to quickly resolve a situation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Joanna to anyone needing legal, business advice.
We are a relatively small charity where sound external HR advice is needed. My experience of JMA HR and Legal is that they provided the appropriate level advice and service that we needed. In dealing with difficult issues, they showed an understanding and sensitivity, which gave us a path through it. All communication was clear and practical. Creating and advising on contracts and legal frameworks helped our charity run more efficiently.
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The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of AMDOCS Systems Group v Langton is a reminder to employers of the need to be careful when drafting offer letters and contract of employment for new starters. The case involved the offer of PHI, a commonly offered employment benefit, which usually pays out a percentage of the employee’s salary whilst that employee remains on long-term sick after a waiting time, often around 6 months.
The government has announced that the temporary arrangements for carrying out right to work checks have been extended again and will now end on 5 April 2022.
Please note that since originally publishing this blog the government have postponed the end date from 20 June 2021 to 5 April 2022 The...