Disability at Work and the Equality Act

Employment opportunities for disabled people have changed dramatically over the past few years, with a host of legal changes being introduced to help improve things. Employers have also started to become far more aware of the need to recruit the best possible candidates, regardless of any disabilities they may suffer from. It’s now widely recognised […]

Zero Hours Contracts Explained

What are zero hour contracts? Essentially these are employment contracts with no guaranteed hours. This means that employees are not guaranteed any work by their employers (and therefore no pay). According to the ONS, as at September 2017, 2.9% of the UK workforce had a zero hour contract. That was 900,000 UK workers. This number […]

The Benefits Of Employing Agency Workers and Contractors

Agency workers are ’employed’ by an agency which finds them jobs. The firm who’s hiring the worker pays a fee to the agency and the agency pays the employee their wages. Are Agency Workers Entitled to the Same Benefits as a Permanent Staff? In many cases, agency workers are not entitled to the same perks […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lay-Offs and Short-Time Working

When employees are not given any work by their employer and the situation is regarded as temporary, they are regarded as ‘laid off’. Where the lay-off amounts to dismissal, the employee may be entitled to Redundancy Pay or, subject to certain conditions, they may be able to complain of unfair dismissal to an Employment Tribunal. […]