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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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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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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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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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Female Employment at Record High in Scotland

Female employment in Scotland has hit a record high according to statistics from the Scottish government with employment across the country also rising.

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Reforms Too Lenient To Prevent Rise In Employment Tribunals

The number of reforms has almost doubled in the last year despite reforms to try and cap the number of tribunals. Despite an initial decrease in the number of cases, the numbers have since rebounded.

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Aberdeen University To Offer Settlements to 150 Staff

The University of Aberdeen is to offer at least 150 members of staff offers of early retirement in a bid to reduce costs by £10.5 million in the next few months.

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Sports Direct Facing Multi Million Pound Zero Hour Contract Claim

Sports Direct is facing a multi million pound claim from 300 employees after they were excluded from a bonus scheme offered by the company due to their zero-hour contract status.

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