The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched a new service to help members stay up to date with employment law and to provide support managing difficult employment issues.

BMF Intelligent Employment Plus is an annual subscription service, developed and run by Halborns, a Midlands-based employment law firm that provides straightforward, solution-focused advice for clients nationwide.

Introducing the new service, BMF membership services director, Richard Ellithorne, said: "Running a business is challenging enough and, for a small business, staffing issues can take more time than they should. An annual contract with BMF Intelligent Employment Plus gives merchants the support they need to deal confidently with employment issues within their business and manage any risks efficiently and professionally."

Halborns director Ginny Hallam added: "Our advisors are experienced employment lawyers who understand that BMF members want straightforward advice that provides a solution to achieve their aim. We help BMF members stay on top of legislation and manage employment risks effectively, for example by successfully dealing with poor performance and absences and by protecting businesses from employment claims."

BMF members subscribing to the BMF Intelligent Employment Plus service have access to over 130 employment documents and will be assigned an employment lawyer to deal with any issues that crop up. In addition, their contracts of employment and employee handbooks will be reviewed and any necessary changes advised to ensure they reflect current employment law and minimise risk.

To introduce the service, Halborns is offering any BMF member a free, no-obligation review of their existing employment contracts and handbooks. Even if they don't subscribe to the annual service, this will ensure that these documents are up to date and help BMF members to ensure that their business is futureproof and ready to tackle any challenge.

For more information contact Mr Ellithorne on, or by phone on 024 7685 49980.