Agricultural Employment Law

Employment Law for Farms and Rural Businesses

At SAS Daniels LLP, we offer specialist employment law support to those working in the Agriculture sector, including farms and rural businesses.

We understand the difficulties that agricultural businesses may face when it comes to employment. The agriculture sector is unique in that the industry relies on both permanent, short-term and seasonal workers at varying times of the year, some of whom may not be a UK citizen. This can present several challenges to businesses, for example in drafting valid employment contracts, managing staff appropriately and according to demand, and handling disciplinary and grievance processes.

It is important to ensure that you have expert support on hand to assist you with any employment matters should they arise. Our expert Agricultural Employment Law team have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you receive timely advice and professional guidance when you need it, so that you can focus on what matters most: running your organisation.

Our Agricultural Employment Services

Our Employment specialists have extensive experience in dealing with agricultural businesses and land-related matters.

  • We make agricultural recruiting easier by advising you on employing people, including those from abroad.
  • Bespoke drafting of your employment contracts for all types of staff to suit your needs, including apprentices and seasonal staff. We also provide advice on the recruitment of ad hoc workers (non-employees).
  • We specialise in advising you on the day-to-day management of your staff. This includes contractual variations, employment disputes and dismissals.
  • Employment support associated with sales, purchases, and contracting in and out, which often involves considerations around TUPE (“Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006”).

SAS Protect

SAS Protect is a fixed price employment law and HR support package that can be tailored to suit your organisation’s specific needs.

This is an annual contract which, at its basic level, includes unlimited employment law advice from our specialists, bespoke employment contracts, a staff handbook and access to a maintained HR system. Our SAS Protect package keeps you up to date with all the latest legislative changes that may affect your farming or agricultural business. We also offer more extensive packages which includes our employment experts providing on-site support for your organisation.

Further information about our SAS Protect support packages can be found on our SAS Protect and HR for Organisations page.

If you would like to discuss agricultural employment law services and how we can support your rural or farming business further, please contact Warren Moores using the key contact card below. Alternatively, complete our contact form and we will get in touch as soon as possible.