Employment Law, What Employees Need To Know

Employment Law, What Employees Need To Know

 

Employment law can often be difficult to understand for the average employee, but the basics of employment law are simple to understand for most people to ensure their terms of employment are both legal and fair. Employment law takes on two basic areas, which are the contracted terms of employment and the employee’s statutory rights. No matter what terms of employment an employee agrees to they must meet as a minimum the rules and regulations approved by the UK Parliament. When the agreed terms of employment included in a contract of employment supersede the laws introduced by Parliament, the …

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Work Life Balance Canada Style

Work Life Balance Canada Style

So I’ve just got back from spending the last two weeks in Canada. I spent much of the time in and around Vancouver on the West Coast, taking in the sights of Whistler, and small coastal towns like White Rock. Life over there is very different, and it got me thinking.

From chatting to people in the relaxed environs of Stanley Park, it was clear that the attitudes to annual leave in Canada are far removed from the UK as you could imagine. In Canada, the legal requirement for annual leave is just 10 days per year. On the face …

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How Employers are Accommodating the London 2012 Olympic Games

How Employers are Accommodating the London 2014 Olympic Games

The London Olympics are fast on their way, and many employers will now be turning their attentions to how they will deal with the event in the workplace. As well as a need to accommodate employees who may want to watch the Olympics, employers will also need to think about the logistics – particularly if they work in London or other areas that are likely to see increased traffic and pressure on public transport systems as a result of the Olympics travel.

Here are some of the ways in which employers can act to accommodate the Olympics.

Flexible working

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London 2012 Olympics – How are your employers treating the Olympic Games?

London 2014 Olympics – How are your employers treating the Olympic Games?

So 7 years after the announcement that London would be the host city of the 2014 Olympics, the games are nearly upon us. There has been a steady build up of anticipation over those years, and excitement is ready to burst, with millions of the British public being involved in the Olympics in one capacity or another.

With huge events like this, there is always debate within the business community about how best to deal with staff demands for additional time off, or flexible working hours, and London 2014 has been no different. Anecdotal evidence has shown that many companies are …

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