Global law firm Squire Sanders Hammonds has launched a new, interactive iPhone application – the Employment Law Cloud. The app has been specifically designed to provide instant legal and HR solutions for businesses with employees in the UK.

Free to download from the iTunes store, Employment Law Cloud will prove invaluable to managers and HR professionals in relation to UK Employment matters. It is the first Employment Law app to include push notifications to alert users when there are key developments in UK employment law.

The app also features calculators for statutory redundancy pay entitlements, key maternity leave dates and severance pay amounts, and the unique ability to send calculations by email.

Detailed step-by-step checklists for disciplinary, grievance and flexible working request meetings provide users with instant access to the key legal procedural points, reducing the risk of delays and legal costs at each stage. The application also allows users access to the Squire Sanders Hammonds’ own comprehensive Employment Law updates and HR-focused workshops, as well as to an iPhone version of the firm’s “Essential HR Legal Facts” booklet.

The app was designed by Squire Sanders Labour & Employment Partner, Charles Frost, who commented: “We have endeavoured to create an app that genuinely benefits HR professionals and are delighted with the final product, as we believe it to be the most innovative and useful UK Employment law app in the marketplace.”

Global Co-Head of Squire Sanders Hammonds’ Labour & Employment team Caroline Noblet commented “We recognise that our clients are becoming increasingly time-pressured and often require information at their fingertips – the Employment Law Cloud allows us to share our knowledge and assist the UK employment community wherever and whenever it needs us. With our global Labour and Employment law team and international client base we are committed to the development of the app into other key jurisdictions.”