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Changes to Employment Law in 2016 and 2017

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As we all know, employment law changes all the time, making it difficult for employers and employees to make sure they’re following the rules. We thought we’d list all the changes to UK employment law in October 2016 and beyond: 1. The national minimum wage will increase The national minimum wage for workers aged between 25 and 21 will increase to £6.95 per hour. The rate for workers aged between 18 and 21 will be…

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Discrimination in Brighton & Hove

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A few months ago, Arlingsworth solicitors embarked on a campaign to find out how prevalent discrimination was in Brighton & Hove. Today we’re pleased to finally reveal the results of our discrimination survey, and find out whether discrimination is a problem for our city. How you helped us We started by looking at discrimination in the workplace, and then looked at discrimination overall – how it occurs in daily life. We wanted to see the…

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Gender Discrimination

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Today we want to talk about gender discrimination – what forms it can take, how prevalent it is, and what you can do to fight it. At Arlingsworth, we believe in taking a stand against discrimination. We’ve helped dozens of people with discrimination over the years, and we understand it can be very upsetting. Here’s our short guide to one kind of discrimination in particular, and that’s gender discrimination. What is gender discrimination? Under UK…

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Changes to Employment Law in 2016

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This year, the government is making a range of Employment Law reforms that will affect almost all employers in the UK. The reforms have been considered controversial, but as an employer you need to ensure that you’re following the law. And, as an employee, that your employer is following the new rules. That’s why our experts here at We Talk Law have put together this guide – to tell you what the changes are and how…

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Discrimination

How to Deal with Discrimination in the Workplace

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Dealing with discrimination in the workplace is never easy, but also, it should never be stood for. At Arlingsworth Solicitors, we have helped many clients over the years battle and put right workplace discrimination. Although we would always recommend getting legal advice in any case, we’ve put together this simple guide to help you understand what you can do to fight discrimination. What is discrimination? By legal definition, it is: The unfair treatment of an…

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A Guide to the EU Referendum

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union to be held on Thursday 23 June. In this new article, to help you understand what the EU Referendum and “Brexit” are, and discuss what leaving the EU could mean  for UK citizens and migrants. What is a referendum? A referendum is simply a vote in which almost everyone of voting age can take part in. It’s usually a…

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Employment Law Vs. Temporary Christmas Jobs

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  Employment Law Vs. Temporary Christmas Jobs The job market goes into overdrive in the run up to Christmas. With an increased pressure on both the retail and hospitality industries, there are a ream of seasonal jobs available to employees looking for extra work. It may be a great time to earn some extra Christmas money, but remember to be mindful of Employment Law and your employee rights when taking a temporary Christmas position. Arlingsworth…

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Civil penalties imposed for employing illegal workers

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Civil penalties imposed for employing illegal workers Defences and questions of reasonableness The civil penalty regime was introduced with the inception of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (IANA 2006). The Act grants the Home Office the power to issue penalty notices against employers of foreign nationals who are working in the UK illegally. 1270 employers across the UK have been subject to civil penalties for retaining illegal migrant workers for a total value of…

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