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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 […]

Maternity and Paternity

Government legislation allows statutory parental leave to both mothers and fathers, although entitlements are different. Maternity Leave As an ’employee’, you are entitled to 26 weeks of ‘Ordinary Maternity Leave’. Provided you give notification to your employer, you can take this no matter how long you’ve been with the company, how many hours you work […]

Joining a Trade Union

Regardless of whether all your work colleagues are members or not, you have the right not to join as well as join a trade union. The choice is yours and it is unlawful for an employer or employment agency to treat you any differently whatever you decide. The Right to Join a Trade Union If […]

Employing Voluntary Staff

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations often gain significant benefits as a result of taking on voluntary staff and volunteers can be attracted to this kind of work especially as it provides them with the ‘good feeling’ factor of putting something back into the community. Voluntary Staff Volunteers offer their services to the business arena as […]

Employing Your Spouse

When running a business having your spouse to work for you can have its advantages. Here we look at good and bad points when employing spouse. Pros Employing your spouse can often bring many benefits. There’s the ‘trust’ element of feeling secure in leaving your spouse to work unsupervised knowing that quality or productivity is […]