Findings from a BEIS survey highlighted that fewer than half of employment tribunal claimants use a lawyer. In this blog, Lesley Attu, product development manager at ARAG shares her concerns about a lack of access to justice and highlights the value of family and commercial legal expenses insurance.
Since 1st July, it has been possible for employees to move to a flexible furloughing arrangement in which they can work under any part-time arrangement and be paid their normal wage for working hours. This article outlines the salient points of the next phase of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
In light of Covid-19, this content addresses some common questions concerning employees returning to work. Topics covered include: are employees able to return to work; how can employers keep staff safe if they return to work; the employment law implications of returning to work.
Employers are being offered the option to receive government funding so they can furlough employees on 80% of their wages (up to £2,500 per month). This also includes National Insurance and Pension payments. Designed for UK employers, this infographic sheds light on who is eligible for the scheme.
Business policyholders whose staff may be working remotely, many of them for the first time, can use two tools to help ensure that homeworking is legally compliant. Download this content to find out more about ARAG’s Homeworking Policy builder and Homeworker Risk Assessment tools.
Private sector businesses face an important change in legislation, when the responsibility for determining the employment status of ‘off-payroll’ workers shifts to the ‘end client’. This article outlines the implications of IR35 and how businesses can mitigate the risks of a dispute.
A landmark Court of Appeal judgment that has provided much-needed clarity about how holiday pay should be calculated for certain types of worker, was brought using a group legal expenses insurance policy. This short article briefly outlines the implications of the judgment.
The Annual Report of HM Courts & Tribunal Service was published on the 18th of July. In this blog, Lesley Attu, product development manager at ARAG shares her observations of the report. Topics covered: county court claims; employment tribunal cases; data protection; gender equality.
It has been more than 18 months since the employment tribunal fee regime was ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court. This article assesses whether fees for employment tribunal claims are likely to be re-introduced in the near future, as well as the potential impact of the government’s Good Work Plan.
UNISON have won their Supreme Court challenge against the imposition of Employment Tribunal fees. This short article briefly outlines what the decision could mean in terms of cost savings and claims volumes, as well as the potential implications for legal expenses insurers and policyholders.