Today’s employers place a lot of emphasis, quite rightly, on benefits that address the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of their employees.
But one aspect of everyday life that is often overlooked in the formulation of benefit programmes is the need for people to protect themselves against a number of day-to-day legal risks.
Laws and regulations affect all of us and though sometimes perceived as unnecessary, bureaucratic or even intimidating, most laws are in fact designed to protect us from unscrupulous businesses and individuals.
It is perhaps this perceived inaccessibility of the law which has resulted in a general lack of awareness amongst many people of their personal legal rights (and obligations) and of what constitutes a ‘legal’ matter. Everyday activities such as shopping, driving, holidaying and even eating out are all covered by consumer rights regulations, as are loans and other financial services. Family relationships, too, are affected by legislation, including laws relating to marriage and cohabitation, parental responsibility and the rights of inheritance. There are also regulations designed to protect renters and laws to makes it possible for people to safeguard their future interests through formal documents such as lasting powers of attorney.
In order to help employees get an understanding of the sorts of legal issues that may affect them, we’ve developed a simple legal ‘healthcheck’. Easily accessible online and quick to complete, the healthcheck will highlight areas where employees might be at risk and recommend documents that they can use to address the issues and protect themselves.
To see how it works, try the healthcheck for yourself – simply click here and complete the short questionnaire.
Our legal healthcheck is delivered as part of Epoq’s online legal document and advice service, Legal for Life. Legal for Life is designed to make getting legal help as easy as possible for employees and includes access to hundreds of self-serve customisable documents and letter templates, as well as to legal advice over the phone 24/7. In addition, jargon-free online law guides can empower employees with legal knowledge and, for extra peace of mind, legal experts are on hand to check documents created using the Legal for Life system.
To find out more about how Legal for Life could benefit your employees and your business, please contact Andrew Walker on 020 8731 2424.
Andrew Walker is the Commercial Director at Epoq