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Category "Workers rights & entitlements"

Severance package laws

Severance package laws

What is severance pay? This is an American expression that has made its way into our daily lingo, which describes the unemployment compensation payable upon a worker being made redundant. The rules that will help you to calculate severance packages which are complicated, but an overview is set out below.
A guide to the electoral roll of voters in the UK

A guide to the electoral roll of voters in the UK

The electoral roll, or register, is a list of all eligible voters in Britain, organised by area. This helps to manage the polling process at election time, and has other purposes as well, including jury service selection. This article contains a brief guide to what the roll is and how to make sure you’re on it.
The requirements for UK citizenship

The requirements for UK citizenship

Cecil John Rhodes is reputed to have opined that to be born British is to have won first place in the lottery of life. Certainly, UK citizenship makes residence in the UK a lot easier, particularly because it opens up work opportunities and a British passport also facilitates world travel. So, how to obtain it?
How to get litigation support in the UK

How to get litigation support in the UK

Litigation is the legal process that you have to go through in a variety of systems for different legal problems. Many people want to know answers to simple questions like "What is litigation?" when they seek litigation support and some people want more help to know about what goes on with evidence and crime investigation. This article looks at online and offline sources where you can get litigation support.
How to make an asbestos compensation claim

How to make an asbestos compensation claim

On the 1st of October 2008, the government introduced a scheme for individuals suffering from diffuse mesothelioma, a disease relating to exposure to asbestos. Under certain circumstances, individuals who have been diagnosed with the disease may be entitled to the award of a one-off lump sum compensation payment. Learn more on how to make an asbestos compensation claim.
UK ID card: The basics

UK ID card: The basics

Expressed concerns about national security and fear of terror arising from within the UK, motivated a proposed national identity card for all UK citizens, earlier this decade. This system has largely been dismantled now, but here is a brief guide to what was proposed, and what remains of the plan.
A guide to trip and fall settlements

A guide to trip and fall settlements

Most people have suffered the undignified experience of tripping over an object, catching a foot on an uneven surface, or slipping on ice or oil. Very often the main injury sustained in these mishaps, is to our pride, but sometimes bodily injury is more serious. Here’s some brief guidance as to when it may be worth taking things further.
What are exemplary damages?

What are exemplary damages?

The basic principle underlying compensation claims in the UK, is that the damages paid should be such that they restore the claimant to the position he would have enjoyed, had the defendant not committed the wrongful acts, which gave rise to the legal proceedings. This article is a guide to the rare exceptions to this rule.
How to deal with workplace harassment

How to deal with workplace harassment

In the workplace, every employee has the right to feel comfortable and safe. Every employee is also responsible for ensuring that this right is observed and respected. Unfortunately, harassment in the workplace can still occur. Everyone must know how to recognise harassment at work and how to deal with these situations. This article gives an overview of workplace harassment and suggest ways in which an individual can deal with this.
What is the minimum wage in the U.K.?

What is the minimum wage in the U.K.?

The national minimum wage in the UK was introduced in 1999 and is the lowest amount which an employer can pay his staff by the hour. The national rates usually increase every year and October 2010 saw one of the age brackets change. The minimum wage was introduced as a way to stop sweatshops from operating but it does have disadvantages to being introduced.
What's the average salary for a web developer?

What's the average salary for a web developer?

Web development is essential for almost every organisation. This is because a website often forms an essential part of a company’s marketing strategy. Web developers are highly sought after in a range of industries. Learn more about the salary an individual can expect to achieve when working in this highly skilled role.