NPA Employment Law and HR Advisory Service

The NPA Employment Advisory Service gives you access to free confidential advice from leading Employment Law and HR specialists, WorkNest

Whether you’re facing an immediate issue or just want the reassurance of a second opinion to ensure you’re not leaving yourself exposed to claims, speak to professionals with extensive experience of supporting independent community pharmacy businesses.
Free to use as part of the NPA’s Full Membership option, the advisory service gives you the peace of mind you need and provides advice and guidance, interpretation and legal advice in important areas including:

• Conduct, capability and performance
• Disciplinary and grievance procedures
• Redundancy and TUPE
• Contracts, staff handbooks and Locum agreements
• Discrimination
• Flexible working

WorkNest enjoys a strong industry reputation for the quality of support provided to independent community pharmacies. Its dedicated NPA Team is made up of solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal professionals whose combined experience of supporting the pharmacy sector is unrivaled. Managing people in line with the law isn’t an easy task – and getting it wrong can be costly.

Not sure whether to call?

WorkNest are available to support you through all employment matters and encourage you to contact them with any problem, large or small. By seeking advice at an early stage, they will be in a better position to help you achieve the best possible resolution and prevent any disagreement from escalating into a legal dispute.

How to access support

Looking for a template or letter? Don’t forget the online resources

WorkNest also provide a wide range of Employment/HR related factsheets, template contracts, letters and documents and toolkits that support the employment advice being given and covering all the key compliance issues. From maternity and parental leave to recruitment and pay:

Access the online resources at the Employment Knowledge Hub here

A number of NPA resources are also available and these can be found at:

NPA Information and Guidance – Employment & HR
NPA members now also have access to CaseNest, the case management platform that allows you to monitor your employee cases and facilitates collaboration with your WorkNest advisers. See a headline view of your caseload or search for particular case and delve into the details – including workflow, case history and associated documents.

If you’d like to gain access to CaseNest, simply fill in this form to arrange for your login to be set up.