My Christmas Temp Job Doesn’t Pay Minimum Wage, What Can I do?

Started working for Mr Scrooge? Does your pay packet look like a partridge without a pear tree? Today at Unlock the Law we begin our ‘Employment Law Advent’ by outlining when you should be paid minimum wage and what you can do if your employer falls short. On the first day of Christmas Unlock the Law gave to me….some great legal guidance for free.

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Children Prefer that Unhappy Parents Separate - Family Dispute Resolution Week 2015

It's the fourth annual Family Dispute Resolution this week, organised by Resolution to raise awareness of putting the needs of children first during separation and divorce. Resolution is an organisation with 6500 members, mainly lawyers and industry professionals, who believe that divorce and separation can be dealt with through mediation and co-operation, as opposed to confrontation. To find out more about family law generally, have a look at our free comprehensive legal guides here. 

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What Can I do If I am Unhappy with my Factor or Property manager?

Most people living in communal buildings find the easiest way to deal with maintenance and repair work is to hire a property factor. However, often property factors fall short of what is expected of them leaving property owners unhappy. This post looks at the obligations of factors in Scotland and what you can do if your factor fails to meet these standards, or acts dishonestly in carrying out their role.

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Driving Test Cancellations - If my test is cancelled because of strike action, will I need to pay to rebook?

Driving test examiners are due to go on strike next week as a result of a dispute about working hours. Those instructors that are members of the Public and Commercial Services Union will walk out on 19 and 20 November. The Public and Commercial Services union represents 1,600 Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency staff across 360 sites in the UK.

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Can I claim compensation for an accident on holiday?

If you have been injured in an accident whilst on holiday, you may be able to claim compensation. If you booked your holiday as part of a package, you may be able to make your claim against the package holiday organiser. If you make a claim against your package holiday organiser you will be able to make your claim in the UK - even if the accident occurred abroad. This post looks at some of the main legal and practical issues surrounding compensation claims for accidents on holiday, and helps you understand your options for making a claim. 

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