Do I have a right to a Christmas bonus?

In many workplaces, employees are paid regular bonuses - including at Christmas. It's important to remember that these payments are in fact additional ‘bonus’ payments, and even though you have always been paid extra at Christmas, you may still have doubts about this year's payment.

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Amazon Black Friday– do you know your online shopping rights?

Black Friday is almost upon us and once again, online retail giant Amazon hope to dominate on the day by smashing last year's sales figures.

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Elimination of Violence Against Women - Advice for Victims in Scotland

The 25th November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the beginning of a 16 day campaign to raise awareness and further efforts to end violence towards women and girls all over the world. The day is not intended to give the impression that women do not use violence or that men are never victims, it merely recognises the hard truth that statistically men are the perpetrators and women and children, their victims. The term ‘violence’ is used broadly in this context, the range of behaviours used to control, degrade, humiliate and abuse women and children is not only physical, but also psychological and emotional. It is also unacceptable.

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Road Safety Awareness Week 2015 - Can I Make a Claim if I am Partially at Fault?

This week marks Scotland’s annual Road Safety Week 2015, organised by Brake, the road safety charity. The event gets local communities involves thousands of schools, emergency services and community groups in road safety themed activities. Furthermore, Brake have produced a media campaign to raise awareness about road safety and safer road use. This years campaign focusses on using your car less with the ultimate aim of decreasing the risk of road traffic accidents.

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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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