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Employment Law advice provided by STEP:-

Advice provided to employees only Advice includes: All matters relating to working conditions – In particular, Hours of working, holidays, rest breaks and flexible working  Financial issues – Unlawful deduction of wages, statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, holiday pay, national minimum wage End of employment issues – Redundancy, Lay-off, short-time working, dismissal (wrongful, unfair and constructive dismissal) Contract of …

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EMPLOYMENT LAW

You do not need to be a practicing solicitor in order to give Employment Law Advice or to represent at the Industrial Tribunal or Fair Employment Tribunal.  Northern Ireland is a common law jurisdiction which means that, historically, law was developed through case-law rather than through legislation. Common law is still very important for employment law. You must have knowledge …

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English Language Classes

English Language Classes Bangor, Belfast & Newry Language competence is important in settling and participating in life in Northern Ireland. There are many opportunities to learn and improve English skills for people who do not speak English as their first language. Many classes are starting again after a summer break and EMBRACE has prepared lists of those offered in Bangor, Belfast and …

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Health and Safety at Work

For health and safety at work queries, contact the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland’s Freephone Helpline on 0800 0320 121.  They also produce online guidance on health and safety issues, both general and sector specific, and provide an e-mail inquiry service. Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland  Freephone helpline 0800 0320 121 The Citizens Advice Bureau  can be a further …

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Advice on Employment Rights

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, if you are looking for free and confidential assistance with your employment rights, you can contact the Labour Relations Agency’s Enquiry Point .  However the Agency does not offer advice on the merits of an individual complaint. Labour Relations Agency  www.lra.org.uk Telephone 028 9032 1442  (Belfast) or  028 7126 9639 (Derry/Londonderry) Equality or …

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Employment Legislation

Legislation Information about employment law specific to Northern Ireland can be found on the website of the Department for Employment and Learning. http://www.delni.gov.uk/index/er/employment-law-2.htm

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Training and learning for work

Learning for work Whether you are looking for a job or looking to get on in your career, improving your skills for work can open up new opportunities. There is a huge range of courses available. Some are free, and you may qualify for financial help. There is also plenty of free advice to help you decide what is right for …

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Working in Northern Ireland

Introduction to working in Northern Ireland People who work in the United Kingdom have a number of employment rights and responsibilities – find out what they are and where to get further information. Getting started If you’re not from the United Kingdom or another part of the European Union, you’ll usually need permission to work and may require a work permit. …

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Update Your CV

Jobseekers are hurting their chances of securing new employment by not spending enough time on their CV, according to a survey. The most common mistake is sending a general CV to employers, rather than tailoring it to a specific role, according to research by the National Careers Service. Two thirds of careers advisers said this stopped people securing new jobs. …

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Employment Training

Improving your work skills: getting started There are plenty of options if you want to improve your work skills. If you are looking for a job, there are several schemes to help you. Most give you the opportunity to learn while you are doing so. If you are working, you may be able to get training through your employer. Search …

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