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Employment law advice and representation for employers from EL Direct Employment Contracts Review and Drafting Service

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My employee refuses to work their notice period

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Free Staff Holiday Calculator to download from EL Direct Ltd Your Free Staff Holiday Calculator from EL Direct Ltd

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A guide to the construction act payment terms Construction Act Payments Terms Guide

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Free HR Health Check Download from EL Direct Ltd HR Health Check Questionnaire

HR Health Check Questionnaire

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Employment law services for new businesses by EL Direct

New Business Support

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Employment Law

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Employment Law and HR training

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What issues arise when employees have two jobs?

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Holiday pay and leave - what you're entitled to

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Do you have to retire at 65? Expert advice on retirement

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Emergency Leave - Time off for family and dependents

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Free Pension Auto Enrolment Guide and Advice

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Guard against employee misconduct with our advice

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I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.