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Introducing CAI’s Pre-Paid Legal Services Plan

Blog Post created by 1002027 on May 1, 2017

Dear CAI member,

 

CAI recently created the CAI Pre-Paid Legal Services Plan (PPLSP) for our members. CAI members now receive employment law advice from experienced attorneys serving our PPLSP as part of your CAI membership dues. There is no additional charge for this service and it is only available to CAI members.  Services are provided by independent, local, licensed NC attorneys assigned to serve CAI members in an open-ended, no-extra-fee environment. CAI's PPLSP is for employers - created specifically to help you reduce employment law risk (this is not an employee PPLSP benefit.)

CAI already provides members unlimited consultation with our HR professionals. These Plan attorneys add telephone-based legal advice in a very similar format. They will also use legal templates to help you resolve employment law matters such as separation and release agreements. They will help you understand claims and charges filed against you, and your options. They will give opinions on employee handbook provisions.

To access the CAI PPLSP, and speak with the third-party firm’s attorney located in the CAI Raleigh office, you may ask for an Advice and Resolution team member or for the attorney. The Plan has already served dozens of members with timely, immediate responses to urgent needs for essential legal advice. Full details of this new member benefit are provided at www.capital.org/pplsp.

If you have any questions about CAI’s Pre-Paid Legal Services Plan, please contact me at 919-878-9222 or at bruce.clarke@capital.org.

[CAI is continuing our quest in federal court to overturn a state law preventing CAI from directly hiring licensed staff attorneys to provide members legal advice.  Direct legal advice by staff is the only way we can control our cost of service, use our staff lawyers for many different functions (like training and investigations), monitor and adjust service levels, provide the most seamless service and provide fee-for-service options at the lowest possible rates.  The case is in federal court in Winston-Salem, summary judgement motions were filed in May, and we expect the court to rule on this case in 2017 based on the law and the US Constitution.]

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