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New Business Support

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PQQ Management Software

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Employment Contracts Review

Employment Contracts Review

An experienced and qualified Employment Law Consultant will review your existing employment contracts... Read More.

Guide to Disciplinary Procedures

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IR35 is coming

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Employment Tribunal Fees

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Employment Tribunal - Tips

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Young People at Work

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Recent Employment Law News

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National Minimum Wage

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Getting to grips with the GDPR

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GDPR - Part 1

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GDPR - Part 2

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Good Work Plan

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National Minimum Wage Changes 2019

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Tips at Work

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Can I Dismiss an Employee Who is off Sick

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What is Auto Enrolment

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My Employee has a Second Job, What can I do?

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Employment Contracts

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My employee refuses to work their notice period

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Managing a TUPE transfer

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What is a Zero Hours Contract?

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Termination of Employment - Short Service

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Holiday Leave and Pay

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Do you have to retire at 65?

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Emergency Leave

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My client refuses to pay me

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Confidential Negotiations

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Free Pension Auto-Enrolment Guide

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My employee has disciplinary problems

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What is Payment in Lieu of Notice

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What is the National Living Wage

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Employment Law Updates 2013

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European Influence on UK Employment Law

European Influence on UK Employment Law. Read More.

Construction Act Payments Terms Guide

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Employment Law Updates 2014

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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
  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'
    • 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.