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Can You Work While On Maternity Leave

Can You Work While On Maternity Leave

This is a question that many people ask. Here is a quick view as to your rights while taking your maternity leave. If you are in receipt of Maternity Allowance or Statutory Maternity Pay, you can work up to a maximum of 10 KIT days ( keeping in touch days) without losing your benefit. Whether

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Getting Sacked - Know Your Rights

Getting Sacked – Know Your Rights

If you face being sacked from your job then you need to know your rights. While you deal with the financial and emotional trauma of being fired, it’s important to know where you stand. Dismissal Employers are obliged to give you a valid reason for your dismissal and act reasonably under the circumstances. They must

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Holiday entitlements at work

Holiday entitlements at work

All full and part-time workers with a standard employment contract have a statutory right to a minimum amount of paid time off for holidays. Here is what you need to know to make sure you’re getting what’s due to you: The Basics The basic holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave. If you

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Could I Be An Entrepreneur

Could I Be An Entrepreneur

The term ‘Entrepreneur’ often makes us think of uber-rich and successful business folk, who have built up their businesses from scratch through blood, sweat and toil. Management gurus and industry leaders would have us believe that such individuals all possess a very specific set of personality traits, whom have all followed a similar path, dedicated

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Mental Health And Work

Mental Health And Work

Around a quarter of us will suffer from mental health problems at some point during our lives. Despite extensive campaigns and efforts to raise awareness of mental health issues, there remains a great reluctance by sufferers to share their difficulties. The complex and very personal nature of mental health problems and an ever-present fear of

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How Does Free Childcare Work

How Does Free Childcare Work

In this year’s budget Chancellor George Osborne announced that working families with three- and four-year-old children will receive 30 hours of free childcare. This doubles the 15 hours parents were previously entitled to and is due to come into effect from September 2017. Current legislation At the moment all parents in England are entitled to

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