If Christmas or Boxing Day falls on a weekend, am I entitled to the following Monday Off?

If christmas falls at a weekend, as it does this year, and you would normally have the day off, it will be specified in your employment contract whether you are entitled to the following Monday off.

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - UK Businesses Must now Take Steps to Tackle Modern Slavery

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, and marks the anniversary of the decision of the UN General Assembly to adopt the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949). Whilst many of us feel far removed from the widespread slavery of the past, modern forms of slavery still exist in the UK and are fuelled by businesses and consumers.

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The Office Christmas Party - Making Sure it is Safe and Accident Free

Most work places have an annual Christmas party, however the organiser is under a lot of responsibility. Whilst they may mainly be concerned with ensuring everyone has a good time, there are a number of very important health and safety obligations that also need to be considered. It is always safer and less responsibility to hold your office party at a bar, restaurant or hotel as their facilities are specifically designed for entertainment and leisure. However, if you do decide to host your Christmas party at the office, here are a few things to should take care of to avoid any accidents and liability.

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What to do If You Have been Affected by Asbestos - Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Last month saw another successful Lung Cancer awareness campaign take place across the UK. Over the course of November, awareness was raised through local community events, fundraising activities and online campaigns. It is important to remember however, that lung cancer affects people throughout the year, and so continuing to raise awareness of the disease is important - especially, symptoms, causes and what can be done if you contract the disease as a result of someone else's negligence. Here at Unlock the Law we would like to contribute to raising awareness in this respect, by giving you some valuable information about what you can do if you contract lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure.

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Black Friday - know your online consumer rights

Black Friday and Manic Monday have historically sent millions of shoppers all over the world into a buying frenzy. Have I missed it? What will be on sale? What if I can’t decide on the day? What if something goes wrong? What if I need more time?!

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