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1 EMPLOYER PROTECTION SCHEME PEACE OF MIND FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

2 Having experienced at first hand the detrimental impact an employment tribunal claim could have on a small business, I would jump at the chance to be a member of a scheme such as this. Regular monthly payments would allow us to forecast these costs and help our cash flow, and the peace of mind I would get from knowing I could take advice. from a qualified solicitor whenever I need it, would be priceless.

3 WHY CHOOSE THE JWK AND REID HAMILTON EMPLOYER PROTECTION SCHEME? The JWK and Reid Hamilton Employer Protection Scheme enables you to focus on running your business whilst we look after your employment law requirements. JWK s fully trained solicitors are on hand from Monday to Friday ready to deal with any query you may have. You will work with a specialist local team who will get to know you and your business. We will ensure you have fully compliant employment documentation which is updated when new laws come into force. If you do face an Employment Tribunal claim then we will provide a full representation service handled by the team of expert solicitors that you know. Our insurance-backed scheme ensures that this service is covered both in terms of legal costs and any compensation which might be awarded against you. Outline of services we offer: - Monday to Friday telephone line advice, which will reduce the risk of facing employment tribunals - Ongoing and up-to-date legal help on employment procedures and HR issues - Insurance cover for legal costs should one of your employees bring a claim against you and cover for compensation should they be successful Subject to terms & conditions

4 THE JWK AND REID HAMILTON EMPLOYER PROTECTION SCHEME The JWK and Reid Hamilton Employer Protection Scheme empowers you to protect your legal rights in the future. We have designed an employment law package to fit around your business. For a monthly subscription and a 12 months contract you are given direct access to a qualified solicitor who will provide you with the advice your business needs; your subscription will also include an insurance product* which means if a Tribunal claim is lodged against you, our fees for defending the claim on your behalf are paid by the insurance company, as are most awards of compensation. BENEFITS TO YOUR BUSINESS - Direct contact with a specialist employment solicitor providing oneto-one telephone advice - A comprehensive review to ensure that all employment documentation such as contracts, policies, procedures, are in order - Provision of revised documentation where necessary to ensure your business remains fully up to date in a constantly changing statutory and regulatory employment environment - In addition to insurance cover for employment disputes (including TUPE) and compensation awards, cover is also offered for: Employment restrictive covenants Legal defence Compliance and regulation Statutory licence appeals Loss of earnings Employees extra protection and identity theft Crisis communication - Fixed monthly fee, providing for better financial planning - A reduction in management time and costs by handling employment issues and/or disputes in a correct and effective way - Peace of mind - Counselling Assistance: external helpline For an employee (including family members permanently living with them) needing confidential help and advice, ARAG s qualified counsellors are available to provide telephone support on any matter that is causing your employee upset or anxiety, from personal problems to bereavement. * Legal Expenses Insurance is provided by ARAG plc. Subject to terms & conditions

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6 TELEPHONE ADVICE SERVICE Our advisers are qualified solicitors based in Lancaster & Morecambe with an extensive knowledge of local businesses and local issues. You will not be dealing with a clerk in a call centre miles away but with a solicitor who specialises in employment law and who has the skills to help you to find a quick, effective solution. Our telephone advice line is available from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday. Working with JWK, you can also be confident that you will have continuity of advice - you will be dealing with the same small team all of the time rather than a series of faceless advisors. You can even pop in and see us if you need to and talk things through face to face. Telephone advice, which will reduce the risk of facing employment tribunals HR MANAGEMENT JWK will ensure that you are fully compliant with the full cycle of employment law. We will work with you from recruitment through to employment and then termination. We will monitor your employment contracts to ensure that they are correct and update them when new legislation is introduced. We will give you help with employee handbooks, we will also advise you on any disciplinary or grievance procedures. Ongoing and up-to-date legal help on procedures and HR issues

7 LEGAL REPRESENTATION LEGAL REPRESENTATION Our aim is to work with you to ensure that any employee-related problems Our are solved aim is to at work an early with stage. you to However ensure that should any employee-related you find yourself faced problems with are employment solved at tribunal an early papers stage. However will see should the case you through find yourself from faced beginning with employment to end. Our tribunal service is papers underwritten we will see by insurance the case through ᶧ. from beginning to end. Our service is underwritten by insurance ᶧ. The average cost of defending an employment tribunal claim is around The 9,000. average If a current cost of or defending former employee an employment was successful tribunal in claim a claim is against around 9,000. you, you would If a current have to or pay former out for employee compensation. was successful The average in a claim award against made you, in employment you would tribunals have to pay is around out for 8,000, compensation. and with The limits average on compensatory award made in awards employment in unfair tribunals dismissal around cases as 8,000, high as and 76,574* with limits and on with compensatory awards in awards certain cases in unfair such dismissal as discrimination cases as or high whistleblowing as 76,574* claims, and with without awards limit, in certain you could cases find such yourself as discrimination faced with an or extremely whistleblowing high bill. claims, without limit, you could find yourself faced with an extremely high bill. The insurance under the JWK Reid Hamilton Employer Protection Scheme provides cover of up to 100,000 per claim. Insurance Cover for legal costs Insurance Cover for legal costs should one of your employees should one of your employees bring a claim against you and bring claim against you and cover for compensation should cover for compensation should they be successful they be successful HOW TO GET A QUOTATION? HOW TO GET QUOTATION? Simply call for JWK Solicitors or for Reid Simply Hamilton call for a free no obligation for chat JWK to Solicitors see how we or can help your business. for Reid Hamilton for a free no obligation chat to see how we can help your business. JWK and Reid Hamilton Employer Protection Scheme is protection JWK for any and business Reid Hamilton whether you Employer are small, Protection medium or Scheme large. is protection for any business whether you are small, medium or large. * At September 2014 * At Subject September to terms 2014 & conditions Subject to terms & conditions

8 Reid Hamilton Insurance Brokers 3 Queen Square, Lancaster, LA1 1RN T F E. W. Reid Hamilton & Co Ltd is an ISO 9001 company authorised and regulated by the FInancial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales: No JWK Solicitors 5 Thurnham Street, Aalborg Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1XU T F DX Lancaster E. W. JWK Solicitors 7 Skipton Street, Morecambe, Lancs, LA4 4AW T F DX Morecambe E. W. JWK Solicitors is the trading name of JWK Legal Group Limited. Registered in England and Wales: No Registered office: 5 Thurnham Street, Aalborg Square, Lancaster LA1 1XU Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority: Registered No

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