What should be in a contract of employment?

Your employer is required by law to provide all employees with a written copy of their contract of employment. It should detail the main and most important terms and conditions of your employment. This is very important. Your terms of… Read on

Emergency volunteering leave

Important new volunteering rights for workers Apart from changing the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced an important new right to emergency volunteering leave for workers. At the time of writing (2 April 2020) the… Read on

Can your employer give you a bad reference?

When giving a reference, an employer has a duty to be fair, truthful and accurate. However, it should be remembered that the giver of a reference has these duties not just to the subject of the reference, but also to… Read on

Bank holidays: what are employees entitled to?

What are workers’ rights when it comes to bank holidays? While some companies have traditionally given a day in lieu or paid overtime to employees who worked on bank holidays, this is becoming less common. We attempt to unravel some… Read on

Social media rules for employees

Although social media is a relatively new innovation, it has quickly succeeded in becoming part of everyday life. An estimated two-thirds of the UK population are now social media users. While numbers vary across different age groups, it is likely… Read on

Can my employer set a dress code?

It was recently reported that Goldman Sachs no longer requires employees to wear a suit and tie. Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic has abolished a rule requiring female cabin crew to wear make-up. While this suggests a trend of employers relaxing their… Read on

Can a man bring an equal pay claim?

Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on

What are my rights as a temporary employee?

Many organisations will be taking on temporary, seasonal workers at this time of year and, while many individuals will just be grateful for the opportunity to earn a bit of extra cash, it’s important for employers to ensure that they… Read on

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