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UK labour law: Working time and leave in the UK

UK labour law regulates the rights and obligations of trade unions, workers and employers working in the United Kingdom. UK working time Your contract will state the number of hours you are expected to work and how much holiday you are entitled to. Sometimes you may be asked to work longer. You may choose to […]

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Dismissing an Employee Fairly

UK Employment law In the UK, all employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed when they have accrued 24 months continuous service with their employer. However, there are a few exceptions that do not require any continuous employment to claim unfair dismissal. In the event that the employer breaches this right, the employee […]

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What does the review of the Modern Slavery Act mean for employers?

Businesses face stricter compliance and harsher penalties following review of Modern Slavery Act, as Sarah Ozanne explains. The Home Office commissioned Frank Field MP, Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss and Maria Miller MP to review the operation and effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and to recommend improvements. The review was broad, with one […]

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Overview of UK Employment Law

The Basics for Overseas Businesses UK employment law is complicated. Whilst individuals can be classified as consultants and therefore self-employed, on the whole individuals are deemed employees and therefore entitled to various rights. Contract of Employment All employees are entitled to a basic statement of their terms and conditions of employment which must be provided […]

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UK labour law: Employment contracts and wages in the UK

If you’re looking to work in the UK, here’s a guide to employment contracts and remuneration in the UK. UK employment contracts All employees are entitled to a contract of employment that forms the basis of the employment relationship. The Employment Rights Act 1996 requires employers to provide most employees, within two calendar months of […]

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Pregnant worker who challenged working hours wins unfair dismissal claim

A care assistant who was dismissed from her role after seeking to opt out of a 48-hour-plus week because she was pregnant has been awarded more than £35,000 in compensation. The Middlesborough employment tribunal found that Mrs Peart was unfairly dismissed after she had told her employer, Care Preference, she wanted to withdraw a previous […]

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