Your rights at work

Your small business and discrimination in the workplace

Running a small business is not an easy task. There’s so much that you need to be mindful of. One thing it would help to familiarise yourself with is discrimination law. If you aren’t familiar with this law and you have employees, you could end up in a lot of trouble one day without even

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How to write a resignation letter

Before you take the move of resigning from work, make sure you’ve really thought it through. Sometimes hating your job isn’t a good enough reason to throw in the towel if you have nothing else lined up. However, there are also positive reasons to leave, such as relocation, a promotion, more favourable hours etc. But

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tax free child care

Benefits of having childcare in the workplace

A survey released on January 23rd of 2,000 mothers found that 67% thought day-care issues where making their work-life difficult. 20% of working mothers stated they would like to take on at least 10 extra hours of work a week, however childcare issues prevent them from doing this. Undoubtedly, one of the most accommodating and

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Can I get the sack for being off sick

Every one gets poorly sometimes, but it can be a worry when you have to take time off work. How will your boss react and what rights do you each have? Every employment contract is different, so the complete answer will always depend on your individual circumstances, but there are some general laws designed to

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Making a career change

How to take a leap in the right direction A change of career can mean going for that high-powered managerial position, starting your own business or perhaps finally following a vocation to teach.  With the advent of later state pensions, working lives are now likely to last until at least the age of 67, so

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Should you be honest on your CV

The Benjamin Franklin quote that “Honesty is the best policy” may be a good principle by which to live your life, but when it comes to preparing a CV it can be tempting to, well, enhance the odd snippet of information it contains in an effort to improve your chances of securing a job. But

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