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covers several aspects of rights such as maternity rights, minimum wage, paternity rights, adoption rights and flexible working rights
It covers the subjects from both employer and employee point of view.
Helplines for National Minimum Wage
Scotland 0845 600 1768
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From 1 October 2004
Minimum Wage rises 35p per hour to£4.85 and for the first time there will be a minimum wage for 16 and 17 year olds of £3
Minimum rate for 18 - 21 year olds of £4.10
Apprentices remain outsides the rules for 16 and 17 year olds.  further changes to this are expected to follow later. 

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DTI Guiide To National Minimum Wage From 1 October 2003

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