My boss says we are too busy to take breaks during the Christmas period - is this legal?

The Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) give most workers in the UK the right to take breaks during their working day.

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How much should I be paid when I take a holiday over the festive period?

If you are one of the lucky people who has secured a holiday over the festive season, or the cold weather has got you thinking about warmer climates, you may be concerned about how much you will be paid for time away from work. This article looks at how much you should be paid, under the law, when you take holidays.

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I slipped on ice at the office Christmas party - can I sue my employer?

It’s that time of year again - the office Christmas party! Whilst there are plenty of embarrassing things you could end up doing on this eventful night, falling over is one which might not be your fault. Your employer is under an obligation to ensure that the workplace is safe for employees and all visitors to the premises. This includes ensuring that pathways are free from ice and snow.

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Crackdown on Whiplash Claims Begins April 2017 - But There’s Still Time to Make a Claim

Chancellor George Osborne announced that cash payments for minor whiplash injuries will be banned, under plans to curb ‘compensation culture’. However, many people suffer genuine whiplash injury causing great pain and incurring loss of earnings and amenity. Today at Unlock the law we look at what is changing as stated by the Chancellor, and give you the inside information on making a whiplash claim.

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Syria Airstrikes - does this represent another call for Scotland to leave the UK?

With the announcement that airstrikes in Syria are to begin, people from all over the UK have taken to social media to voice their opinion and none so much as the people of Scotland. It's evident from many of the comments made in mainstream and social media, Syrian airstrikes have added fuel to the fire of the Scotland issue - and could be mandate for another referendum.

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