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Archives: Jun 25, 2014

Vince Cable sets out to tackle abuse of zero hour contractors

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 By In Employment news

A new UK bill takes a closer look at employment law giving more strength to whistle-blowers and ensuring enforcement of minimum pay levels. Vince Cable, the UK Business Secretary, has taken aim at the abuses of zero hour contracts in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. The Bill, introduced

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My job’s gone but my boss won’t pay me off

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 By In The Expert View

Duncan McFadzean, director of ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan and a member of United Employment Lawyers, raises the thorny case of what an employee can do when their employer won’t make them redundant. Most employees do not really want to lose their jobs. But what if your role at work is changed

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A fine time to build a flexible workplace

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 By In Employment news

Adelle Morris, (pictured, left) an employment lawyer with Grigor & Young in Elgin, hails the extension of flexible working as a benefit for all – provided the guidelines for employee and employers are clear. The right to request flexible working is crucial to many carers who look after young children,

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