If you become an employer then you are required to purchase Employers and Public Liability insurance as per your Direct Payments agreement. Your Direct Payments Advisor can provide you with application forms.
The Insurance is paid from your Direct Payments account and you must provide the Direct Payments Team with a copy of the insurance certificate. It is your responsibility to renew the insurance policy every year.
We recommend that you take the FULL insurance policy that includes EMPLOYMENT LAW SPECIALIST SUPPORT. They will provide you with a 24 hour employment law and Health and Safety advice line, should you require any support in relation to your Personal Assistants.
Some of the advice they could provide you with in relation to your employer responsibilities includes:
- Redundancy payments
- Disciplinary procedures and dismissal of staff
- Statement of employment and job descriptions
- Notice Periods
You should ensure that your Personal Assistant(s) have the appropriate training before using specialist equipment, refer to your insurance policy for further information. You can access Training for your Personal Assistants through the Direct Payments Team.