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Objecting to Changes in an Employment Contract

If your employer wants to make changes to your employment contract such as your pay, your hours, location or holidays, it can be a worrying time for you as an employee. If you don’t agree to the changes, you do have certain rights. A contract can generally only be amended according to its terms, or […]

Part Time Workers: Regulations

The Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 introduced new rights for part-time workers. The regulations ensure that part-time workers cannot be treated any less favourably in their contractual terms and conditions than their full-time counterparts. This measure was introduced by the Government to reinforce its policy of putting in place decent minimum […]

How Safety Law Reforms May Affect Workers

Soon after coming to power, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, asked Lord Young to review health and safety law in the UK. In October 2010, Lord Young published his review, Common Sense, Common Safety. David Cameron agreed with all of the review’s contents and said that the government would act on its recommendations. Workplaces Many […]

Holiday Pay & Overtime: The Changes

The European Working Time Directive states that workers should receive four weeks statutory holiday pay. This was implemented in the UK by The Working Time Directive 1998. In 2009, the UK Government increased this allowance to 5.6 weeks annual statutory holiday pay. This is a minimum statutory requirement, but employers can offer contractual holiday pay […]

Help for Young Parents

Workers face pressures at the best of times but when you’re also bringing up young children it can be particularly demanding to juggle both Family and Work Commitments. This is even truer if both parents go out to work which many have to do these days. Some Facts It’s estimated that around 40% of all […]

Helpful Organisations

Here is a list of useful organisations that have featured throughout our series on ‘Safe Workers’ which will enable you to find out more detailed information about a particular subject or issue: ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitrary Service) Address: Euston Tower286 Euston RoadLondon NW1 3JJ Tel: 08457 474 747Website: www.acas.org.uk Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) To […]

The Rights of Agency Workers

Agency workers often see their employment as a stepping stone to getting their foot in the door of a particular company or use it to gain valuable experience to further their career aspirations .Many agency workers choose to let an employment agency find them work because for some it gives them Flexible Working Hours. They […]

Health & Safety at Work: Your Rights Explained

All workers are entitled to work in an environment that is reasonably safe. Primary responsibility for ensuring health and safety in the work place is down to employers. However employees also have some responsibilities. Your Employer’s responsibilities Employers have a number of responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of their employees. These include: Assess […]

Probationary Period

Because many companies spend thousands of pounds a year on recruitment and training they need to ensure that they get the right person for the job and whilst assessment tests and interviews will give them a very good idea in terms of assessing the most suitable candidate, they can never really be entirely certain that […]