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Category "Workers rights & entitlements"

A guide to Civil Service pensions

A guide to Civil Service pensions

Like other nations, government workers in the United Kingdom (UK) help state leaders in implementing policies and programs. For their services, they are given a package of pay and rewards, including pensions. Know more about the UK's Civil Service pensions in this article.
A guide to personal injury law in the U.K.

A guide to personal injury law in the U.K.

People in the United Kingdom who have suffered from a personal injury may want to consider taking legal action. Personal injury law in the UK is not difficult to understand. Those who are considering taking the person responsible for the injury to court will need to hire an injury lawyer to take matters further.
The benefits of flexible working hours

The benefits of flexible working hours

Nowadays, many people are making the decision to opt for more flexible working hours. There are many benefits associated with choosing to work flexitime, particularly for those with babies and young children as they require hours that allow them to have a better work-life balance. This article will discuss the benefits of flexible working hours.
What is a declaratory judgement?

What is a declaratory judgement?

A declaratory judgement (also known as declaratory relief or ruling) occurs when a plaintiff, concerned with a legal wrangle before there has even been damages or broken laws, asks for a judgement to be made on the facts as they stand. A judge can deliver his or her opinion on what he or she considers are the rights of each party, and this is then legally binding.
What is criminal law?

What is criminal law?

Criminal law forms part of the definition of substantive (or material) law which consists of legal rules that set out the rights and duties of citizens or of the country itself. Both private and public law form part of substantive law, while formal or procedural law can be subdivided into laws relating to criminal procedure, civil procedure and the law of evidence.
A guide to affirmative action law in the UK

A guide to affirmative action law in the UK

Most UK citizens pride themselves on living in a society where fairness and tolerance are the order of the day. The obvious corollary is that discrimination in all its forms, is wrong. Yet, recent changes to the law permit or even encourage discrimination. Here’s a brief guide to affirmative action law in the UK.
A guide to laws concerning animals in the UK

A guide to laws concerning animals in the UK

In 2007, the Animal Welfare Act saw a review of pet abuse laws for the first time in more than 90 years. The previous law, the Protection of Animals Act, which had been passed in 1911, was replaced by the new law which came into place in England and Wales. The new Act had set about combining 20 pieces of legislation in order to tighten the laws around animal cruelty in the UK.
How to find barristers' chambers

How to find barristers' chambers

Despite or perhaps because of the proliferations of legally inspired television dramas, the split nature of the English bar remains shrouded in mystery to most people. What is a solicitor, what is a barrister, and how can you find one if you need to?
A guide to child protection services in the UK

A guide to child protection services in the UK

Everyone in society is responsible for ensuring that children come to no harm. Specific services are provided by the government to ensure that children are well looked after, and to intervene if something goes wrong. This article gives a brief overview of the services that aim to keep each child safe.
Nolo contendere: The facts

Nolo contendere: The facts

Nolo contendere is a legal term which can appear to be quite complex. This article aims to inform the reader of the legal meaning of nolo contendere and also give information about how it can have an effect on the case in which it is pleaded.
Five reasons to use employment lawyers

Five reasons to use employment lawyers

Workplace-related incidents, management policy, sackings, can lead to employee consternation, which can then lead on to lawsuits. Employee lawsuits can slow down the business, cause morale-loss and loss of profits. Every business-owner makes the decisions which he feels is right for his company. Therefore, he must protect his business from harmful lawsuits. It therefore, makes sense to use the services of an employment lawyer, and here are the five reasons why it can be helpful for a business.
Alameda Superior Court: A guide

Alameda Superior Court: A guide

This brief article gives a summary history of the Alameda Superior Court, also known as the Superior Court of California (County of Alameda). It also gives information about its current working activities and jurisdictions.
A guide to changing your name

A guide to changing your name

There are many reasons as to why one would need to change his names. Change of name can be easy, as well as a difficult task, depending on which method you choose. As long as the change of name is not for the purpose of frauding or other heinous reasons, names can be changed easily.
What is sexual harassment?

What is sexual harassment?

More than a victim‘s physical well-being, sexual harassment also injures the emotion and self-esteem of the person being harassed. Similarly, sexual harassment can alter the balance in a particular environment where the harassment took place. Below are some of the things that you should know about sexual harassment.