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Feb 18

Member Services – CEO Workplace Assured

With workplace issues on the rise, who’s looking after you?

Dear Member,

Here at the Chamber, we’re seeing more and more lawyers and unions going in to bat for employee rights. Note that’s employee rights, not employer rights.

Each year, tens of thousands of workplace claims are recorded in the Fair Work Commission. In many cases, the employer is unaware of any non-compliance on their part. This is a clear and present worry for employers, who need to step up and take action to minimise the risk of crippling claims. With systems in place to vigorously defend employees, who can you trust to protect your business?

NSW Business Chamber is introducing Workplace Assureda new service which acts as your first and last line of defence when it comes to managing workplace compliance risks.

Get complete peace of mind. You’ve worked hard to get your business this far, so I hope you’ll take this opportunity to protect it. Find out more below.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Cartwright
CEO, NSW Business Chamber

Meet Iggy
Iggy runs a business. He used to be the anxious type, but now he’s cool as a cucumber.

Iggy knows about the challenges of managing a business – juggling processes and policies while you look after your people and balance your bottom line.

He knows that having staff comes with responsibility. Staying on top of workplace compliance obligations takes time and money. If you get it wrong, it can cost your business big time.

Getting hit by an unfair dismissal claim can happen to anyone and it can hurt.

  • Lodging a claim is cheap as chips – only $68.60
  • 75% of unfair dismissal claims result in compensation payments
  • Legal fees can range from $2,000-$4,000 a week

Iggy says Worry Less and Do More!
Introducing Workplace Assured

The Workplace Assured team has over 60 years’ experience advising businesses on workplace relations issues. They understand your frustrations and common mistakes employers make when it comes to workplace issues. They take care of the risks while you focus on the day-to-day.

Workplace Assured offers you:

Unlimited advice Legal expertise Confident compliance Broad cover, $0 excess Preferential pricing
You’ll have 24/7 access to the Workplace Advice Line. Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors will advise and represent you*. We’ll review your current workplace compliance
PLUS you’ll receive a compliance toolkit.
You’ll be covered for up to $2M for any single workplace claim*. Members access Workplace Assured at a reduced rate.

You don’t know what you don’t know – It’s not worth the risk

Andrew Puckeridge, the General Manager of Cootamundra Oilseeds, was embroiled in an unfair dismissal case that could have cost the business significantly. Fortunately he was covered by Workplace Assured.

“Even if you think you are completely in the right as an employer, little nuances that you don’t understand can gravely change the outcome of a potential claim.

“To have someone knowing the law, knowing what you can and can’t do, and guiding and helping you gives you such credibility when you sit in front of a mediator…In the end it cost me less than it could have potentially cost me.

“If you are a member of the Chamber, it is not a large uplift in costs and it is well worth it,” he says.

Read Andrew’s full story in your next issue of Business Connect magazine.

Find out more or get a quick quote?

*The $2 m insurance covers judgements, settlements, interest, damages, legal defence costs and civil penalties. Please refer to www.workplaceassured.com.au for policy wording in relation to Workplace Assured CGU insurance coverage.
# Insurance cover is retroactive prior to start date as long as the claim is made under the policy during the relevant indemnity period stated in your policy schedule and is not a known circumstance. Global coverage excludes USA and Canada.

Original Article: http://news.nswbc.com.au/pub/pubType/EL/pubID/zzzz56ba7a765951e098/interface.html