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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)

Scotland Bucks the Trend as Unemployment Rises

The number of people unemployed in Scotland has risen by 18,000 in the last three months according to official figures. Worryingly, this indicates that Scotland is bucking the UK trend with the number of unemployed falling throughout the country.

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More Jobs Not Paying Living Wage Than Ever

The pay level for the considered adequate standard of living is not being met by many employers outside of London with one in four jobs failing to pay the living wage. 23% of jobs outside of the nation’s capital failed to pay the living wage with 19% not paying the wage in the city.

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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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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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Parties Meet Over Potential CalMac Strike

Last minute talks are underway in a bid to stop CalMac workers going on strike on Friday. Caledonian MacBrayne ferry staff are to go on strike on Friday but will stop working any overtime as of Wednesday.

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Strike Law To Change In Order To Prevent Back Door Strikes

The UK Government have warned that they will change the strike law in the UK in order to prevent strikes with a minimal turnout from unions.

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Scotland’s Biggest Employers Not Paying Living Wage

According to an investigation by the BBC only ten of Scotland’s 50 biggest employers are actually paying workers the living wage.

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