dress codes law

Dress codes and the law

In light of the recent row over a temp worker being dismissed for refusing to wear high heels at work, we thought we’d delve into the laws behind dress codes. Where is the line between a uniform and a dress code? When can a dress code be sexist or discriminatory? How should dress codes apply…

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What Brexit Means for the UK

On the 20th of April, a range of legal practitioners and MPs came together to discuss the legal implications of the UK leaving the European Union. This meeting was about the possible affects of Brexit and the EU referendum vote on the 23rd of June this year. As it turned out, there could be severe effects…

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National Living Wage

The National Living Wage

As of the 1st of April, the Government’s new National Living Wage will be introduced to UK Employment Law. The new rate applies to all working people aged 25 and over, and will be set at £7.20 per hour. To ensure you’re getting paid the right amount, below we’ve provided all the information on the Living…

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This Year’s Employment Law Changes

This year, the government is making a range of Employment Law reforms that will affect almost all employers in the UK. The reforms have been considered controversial, but as an employer you need to ensure that you’re following the law. And, as an employee, that your employer is following the new rules. That’s why our experts…

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6 things to know about unfair dismissal

6 Things to Know About Unfair Dismissal

Losing a job can cause a huge amount of upset for anybody, especially at this time of year when expenses can be high. It can be even more stressful if you believe you’ve been unfairly dismissed by your employer. The good news is that UK Employment Law is relatively clear when it comes to matters…

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Guide to employment law for businesses

A Quick Guide to Employment Law for Businesses

As an employer, you need to be aware of and compliant with UK Employment Law. Employment Law covers a vast area, from contracts and dismissal to workplace environments and discrimination. Complying with Employment Law keeps your employees happy, can improve productivity, and also saves you the cost and stress of employment tribunal claims. At We…

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Temporary Christmas Jobs – A Legal Guide

    Christmas is the time of the year when the job market goes into over drive. With increased pressure on the retail and hospitality industry, there’s an avalanche of seasonal jobs on offer. Now’s the chance to earn some extra Christmas money, but at the same time, be mindful of how many hours you…

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Changes to Employment Law in 2015 and 2016

UK law changes more often than you might think, and as an employer or employee, it’s wise to be aware of what changes are coming, and how they may affect you and your business. In this quick and easy guide, we discuss upcoming changes in 2015 and 2016, and how they affect businesses and employees.…

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What Are Your Employee Rights?

In order to help you understand your rights at work, and to help you in the case of a disagreement or issue with your employer, we’ve put together this handy guide for you. Types of Employee Rights As an employee of a company, you are entitled to certain legal rights. These rights help protect you…

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A Quick Guide to Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal can be a tough experience, so our experts here at We Talk Law have put together a quick guide about some things you should know about unfair dismissal and your employment rights. These are: What is unfair dismissal? When an employer dismisses you, it may be considered unfair if it is for any…

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