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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Historical Case Redefines Definition of Work

A landmark case from Europe’s highest court has redefined the definition of employment with the court ruling that in the eyes of the law time taken to travel to and from work each day should count as working time.

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Scottish Government to Consider Scrapping Employment Tribunal Fees

The Scottish Government are to consider scrapping the controversial employment tribunal fees stating that the fees serve only as a “restriction to justice”.

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HMRC To Launch Crackdown on Minimum Wage

HMRC and the Department of Business and Innovation and Skills (BIS) are to launch a crackdown on companies not paying the minimum wage.

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Scotland Bucks UK Unemployment Trend in UK

According to the latest figures on employment, Scotland is the only nation bucking the unemployment figures seen across the rest of the UK.

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Views Sought on Letting Agents Code of Practice

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation over proposals to implement a new code of practice for letting agents and the requirement for letting agents to undergo training before they can be added to a register.

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Amazon Accused of Creating “Degrading Environment”

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, have been accused of creating a hostile culture for workers following a New York Times report.

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Same-Sex Adultery Not Reason for Divorce

Following a radio show on BBC Radio 4, a campaign has been launched to bring adultery laws up to date with the issues that exist in the 21st Century.

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The Danger of Will Writing Services

A daughter has lost her stake in her father's home after she was deprived of her inheritance due to a botched will from a will-writing service.Ebenezer Aregbesola used Barclays' £90 will-writing service to create a will to hand down his inheritance to members of his family. His will instructed half of the London home to be given to his daughter,Tinuola Aregbesola, on his death.

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Honda Pays $24 Million Settlement Follow Race Discrimination Claim

Honda has agreed to pay a £15-million settlement agreement over claims that it discriminated against some customers based on race.

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Sikh Postman Wins Turban Battle With Disney

A Sikh postman working for Disney has won a legal case over claims that he was forced to work out of sight of visitors so that they would not see his beard or turban.

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