Working for yourself

  • What is discrimination in the workplace

    What is workplace discrimination

    Workplace discrimination is something that everybody has heard of, yet it can be confusing knowing what does and doesn’t count as discrimination. There are laws in place to prevent employers treating their employees poorly or differently because of their race, age, gender, sexual preference or disability. In order to determine your rights, you need to

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    Living on one income

    Living on one income

    When you’re used to living off two salaries, the thought of living on one income can be extremely daunting. However, it is something that many couples face. It could be that you or your partner is pregnant and they need to take time off to have the baby. There are many reasons why one partner may

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    Can I apply for flexible working hours

    Can I apply for flexible working hours

    The laws around flexible working changed on 30th June 2014. Prior to this date the right to request flexible working hours only applied to parents with children under 17 years of age (18 the child was disabled) and those in certain caring roles. Since the 30th June 2014 any employee who has served a company

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    Your rights as a temp/agency worker

    Your rights as a temp/agency worker

    Many people sign up to be a temp or agency worker for various reasons. Quite often the appeal is the flexibility it can offer especially trying to work round children. Although this can be a great way of working what rights and benefits do agency and temp workers have? What indicates you are an agency

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    How to motivate yourself in the morningin the morning

    How to motivate yourself in the morning

    Do you ever wish you had the get up and go attitude of your children? If your kids are anything like mine, they’re up and ready to explore the new day the second they wake. Parents, on the other hand, often need to hit the snooze button a few times before they’re ready to face

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    Flexible hours that suit you

    Many working parents want to work part-time hours and ones that ideally fit around the family; but acquiring decent paid part time work, with flexible hours that suit you can be rather tricky. With the increasing costs of childcare the majority of your hard earned cash can be swallowed up almost before you have even

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