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Usually, when seeking employment you are expected to provide two references, one of these usually being your existing or past employer. But is your employer obligated to provide a reference? As always nothing is quite a simple as it seems. In essence, the answer is no they...

Shared Parental leave? What's that? If that's your reaction as an employed parent, then you are not alone, Despite a campaign launched earlier in the year to raise awareness of the shared parental leave scheme, take-up remains low. Less than 8% of eligible families have signed...

The numbers of people visiting city parks and open spaces has soared by 25% from 2010 - 2016. According to Natural England, latest figures show an estimated 879 million visits to parks in towns and cities in 2015/16. Urban green spaces are increasingly utilised with an...

Completely free movement of people will end when the UK leaves the EU, according to a new government white paper. The decision will be a blow to many EU citizens who have planned to come to the UK for work as domestic staff. Free movement of people...

Were you totally honest in your job application? Did you stretch the truth and can your employer fire you if they find out? The answer is, well it depends...

Summer time and August Bank Holiday is fast approaching. Just to remind you, the date is 27th August. But do you have the right to the time off, and do  you have the right to be paid? Contrary to what many staff believe, your employer does...

Before using electrical equipment, you should always check the electric cord for frays, breaks and defective plugs. Before plugging in an item of equipment, check to see that the equipment is switched to the off position. If you notice an item of equipment overheating, sparking or smoking,...

Cleanliness in kitchens is essential to prevent the spread of potentially harmful bacteria. Your employer should provide colour-coded kitchen cutting boards to reduce the risk of cross contamination. i.e. the transfer of harmful bacteria from one food product to another via the most common routes, equipment, tools, hands...

  When you're looking for a new job, two of the most important questions are: what is the pay, and how does it compare with other jobs. Well, to put you in the driving seat, we can tell you that the current rate of pay increases in...

Take some advice to help you perform to the best of your potential at an interview. These interview tips will help even the most inexperienced interviewees to shine: Common questions. Consider the most likely questions that you are going to be asked before you even...