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Acceptable & Unacceptable Questions in an Interview
Acceptable & Unacceptable Questions in an Interview
Understanding what is and is not acceptable topics for interviewers to ask potential employees....
Can a Worker Accept a Client's Gift?
Can a Worker Accept a Client's Gift?
The issue of whether or not workers can accept clients' gifts can be complex. A gift policy can clarify matters of hospitality, payments of cash and the tax implications....
Can Illness on Holiday Be Claimed as Sick Days?
Can Illness on Holiday Be Claimed as Sick Days?
How sickness on holiday is now allowed to be claimed as sick leave rather than part of holiday entitlement - but is it keeping to the spirit of the law?...
Children's Working Rights
Children's Working Rights
The law enshrines certain working rights for UK children. The laws are complex and wide-ranging, and cover issues such as health and safety, holiday work and a minimum…...
Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
Confidentiality and Trade Secrets
Where a person receives personal, sensitive or commercially important information in circumstances which are confidential or are in relation to the work which a…...
Enforcing your Employee Rights
Enforcing your Employee Rights
Make sure that you know your facts before standing up for your rights. Find out what kind of employee you are, what the rules are, and who can help you....
Health Issues and Confidentiality
Health Issues and Confidentiality
Workers have a right to expect confidentiality about health issues in the workplace, and data protection criteria applies. An organisation's occupational health…...
How To Pitch Your Great Idea at Work
How To Pitch Your Great Idea at Work
Companies who have invested in workforce development will have procedures to allow great ideas from the floor to come through, but research the idea and protect it…...
Privacy Issues at Work
Privacy Issues at Work
Should people have privacy rights in the workplace at all, and if so, how far should they go, and what are the ramifications for employers and employees?...
Requesting Compassionate Leave
Requesting Compassionate Leave
Understanding compassionate leave and how and when it can be used, without affecting your career development....
Strikes for Individuals in The Workplace
Strikes for Individuals in The Workplace
Taking industrial action on your own is a very brave thing to do and, although there's nothing in law to say that your rights are any different to a mass strike, in…...
Sunday Working Rights
Sunday Working Rights
All employees would do well to check their contracts for Sunday working rights. Special rules also apply to those who work in shops or the betting industry....
Taking Industrial Action
Taking Industrial Action
Industrial action usually refers to strike action but there are many other forms that workers can take as a last resort when negotiations break down....
Telling Your Employer You've Been Headhunted
Telling Your Employer You've Been Headhunted
A realistic guide to telling your employers that you have been headhunted, keeping your best interests at heart....
The Minimum Wage
The Minimum Wage
The minimum wage has been with us for more than a decade and has steadily increased in that time, so what effect does it have on employers and employees?...
Time Off in Lieu When Working Additional Hours
Time Off in Lieu When Working Additional Hours
Details of the EU Working Time Directive regarding being given time off in lieu of working additional hours....
Training and Qualifications In the Workplace
Training and Qualifications In the Workplace
It's often said that training and education can motivate staff, help keep teams together and generally raise the performance of an organisation, but it can be…...
Unable to Attend Work Due to a Natural Disaster
Unable to Attend Work Due to a Natural Disaster
A natural disaster may lead to an unplanned absence from work if employees cannot return home from abroad. Such an absence may result in a loss of pay....
Understanding Unemployment Benefit
Understanding Unemployment Benefit
We explain Jobseeker's Allowance, what it means, who is entitled to it and how to go about claiming it....
What Does the Change in the Default Retirement Age Mean?
What Does the Change in the Default Retirement Age Mean?
The government is to abolish the default retirement age (DRA). All employers and employees must understand the implications for the workplace....
What Rights Do the Self-Employed Have?
What Rights Do the Self-Employed Have?
The self-employed have few of the rights of employees. Nonetheless, there are areas such as discrimination, health and safety, and welfare benefits where the law does…...
When Workers Become Board Members
When Workers Become Board Members
The idea of workers on the board has been mooted for over a hundred years but finally, in 2006, the first UK worker board appointment was made....
Workers' Rights in Not-For-Profit Organisations
Workers' Rights in Not-For-Profit Organisations
A not-for-profit organisation must respect workers' rights. These include issues such as redundancy, health and safety, and the national minimum wage. Volunteers also…...
Working Rights of Single Parents
Working Rights of Single Parents
A single parent has the full legal rights of any other worker. They also have specific working rights when it comes to maternity pay and other financial benefits....
Your Rights to Time Off For Funerals
Your Rights to Time Off For Funerals
Understanding your rights in the workplace when you need to attend a funeral....
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