Zero hours contracts - how do they work?
Can you get a mortgage if you have a zero-hours contract and can you join your work pension?

The number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased sharply in the last couple of years. But what are they and how do they work? What does it mean for you if you want to take out a mortgage or a pension and you’re on a zero-hours contract?

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Five things you need to know about your rights if you’re affected by the snow
What happens if your child's school is closed, flights are cancelled or you can't get to work?

While most of the schools in the UK were open today, thousands were closed and some could close in the next few days. If your children are in school and you normally work, it can be difficult getting childcare at short notice – which probably means you have to work at home or take the day off. If you can’t get into work, you’ll probably lose out on pay. And if your flight is cancelled, what can you claim? Find out.

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How to ask for a pay rise – and get it.
Research shows women can be less confident about asking for a salary rise. Here are some tips on how to do it.

By Maggie Berry of Women in Technology

Recent statistics from the Chartered Management Institute have suggested that it may be almost 100 years before there is equal pay between the sexes. So rather than becoming despondent, perhaps it’s time for female employees to be a little more bold in chasing the salary they deserve. After all, as the old adage goes, if you don’t ask, you don’t get. So, whether you’re looking to move up in your current workplace, or after a new job with better wages, how do you go about increasing your pay packet?

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