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Employment law

Employment Law

DDU practice principal1 members can now get even more employment support from Peninsula Business Services, a leading employment law and personnel consultancy in the UK. Take a look at the exclusive, wide range of benefits available.

Free 24-hour employment law advice line

This resource provides advice and guidance on employment law issues to DDU practice principals regarding employees. It includes:

  • Peninsula's employment law advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • dedicated consultants who have in-depth experience in employment legislation and case law precedents
  • help in drafting any follow-up letters
  • telephone coaching in managing employee issues

Reasons to contact the Peninsula employment advice line can include:

  • dismissals
  • termination of employment contract
  • bullying or harassment complaints
  • disciplinary issues
  • capability or competence issues
  • sickness or health issues
  • grievances or workplace disputes.

hronline

hronline is a web-based service. With hronline you can download an app that allows you to manage holiday requests, log sickness and lateness and keep track of who's out of the office, from anywhere using your smartphone.

hronline can be purchased at a discounted rate, starting from only £19 per month. (Based on a five year contract with under 10 employees and excluding VAT. Includes set up and demonstration. New business contracts only.)

HRFace2Face

HRFace2Face

HRFace2Face is an impartial consultancy service that offers face to face assistance with employee employment law meetings. 

Using HRFace2Face you can be assured that employment law matters will be conducted in accordance with employment law and best practice. 

HRFace2Face paralegal is available to assist you with the legally compliant arrangements for inviting the employee to the meeting. Once arranged, an HRFace2Face consultant2 can attend your practice to conduct the meeting for you (or alongside you). They can then conduct any necessary investigations and provide a written recommendation to bring a resolution to the matter. 

You can request and pay for this service where and when additional employment law support is needed. DDU members get an exclusive discount of 10% off this service.

The types of meetings where HRFace2Face could assist you include:

  • Investigations
  • Grievances
  • Disciplinaries
  • Capabilities
  • Redundancy Consultations
  • TUPE consultations
  • Settlement meetings
  • Appeals

Employment law package

This package includes:

  • employee management system - statements of terms and conditions, employee and management handbooks and stationery
  • hronline
  • a fortnightly electronic newsletter
  • optional insurance3 for employment tribunals, preparation and representation by Peninsula's in-house legal team.

This package can be purchased at a discounted rate, starting from only £106 per month. (Based on a five year contract with under 10 employees and excluding VAT. New business contracts only.)

Health and Safety package

Peninsula can prepare and install a bespoke Health and Safety management system for your business. It includes:

  • a comprehensive written health and safety policy
  • an employee safety handbook
  • visitors' documentation
  • safety records and procedures
  • training records and documentation
  • system updates as needed by legislation
  • changes in management structure or activities
  • optional insurance3 for the costs of defending criminal prosecutions for breach of health and safety law, representation for interviews under caution, contesting enforcement orders is also available
  • BusinessSafe online - documentation storage, risk assessments and responsibilities planners. Also available as a smartphone app.

You'll receive an initial workplace healthcare safety survey of your premises, followed by a further workplace healthcare safety survey for each additional two years the contract remains in force. You'll also be given a written report advising you on how to use best practice and achieve compliance with your legal obligations.

This package can be purchased at a discounted rate, starting from only £123 per month. (Based on a five year contract with under 10 employees and excluding VAT. New business customers only.)

You can purchase both the employment law and health and safety packages at a discounted rate, starting from only £206 per month. (Based on a five year contract with under 10 employees and excluding VAT. New business contracts only.)


1 A 'principal' is defined by the DDU as a dentist who is paying a principal subscription.

2 All work conducted by an HRFace2Face consultant is provided on a day rate. For practices who have purchased the full Peninsula employment law package with optional insurance, all the work conducted by a HRFace2Face consultant may also be insured (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited ‘Irwell’3.

3 Subject to the terms and conditions of the policy underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited 'Irwell'. Irwell is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority (Register No. 202897). Peninsula Business Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the sale of non-investment insurance contracts (Register No. 468574).

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