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  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018

    Employment quick reference section

    Statutory minimum notice periods: An employer must give at least: One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more, but less than two years. One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more than two ...

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018

    Age Discrimination in recruitment

    It is now widely accepted that age discrimination is unlawful in the UK. Many employers however have not considered the fact that discrimination issues can arise before the employment relationship starts. It is a good idea to consider your recruitment process and look at the following ...

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018

    Maternity Myths

    One of the most confusing areas of law both for employer and employee are the rights under the maternity legislation. Nothing can beat getting information at the earliest opportunity from a reliable source. The following however are some of the most common misconceptions. Can an employer ...

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018

    News in brief October 2018

    Bereavement Leave As reported in the last Employment Brief consultation took place on the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill. On 13th September, it was officially enshrined in law and is expected to come into force in 2020. This will give parents who lose a child under the age of ...

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018

    Non-disclosure agreements

    There will be times when a business needs to share commercially sensitive information with third parties outside of it. A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is useful in this situation as it can limit the disclosure to the minimum necessary. A well drafted NDA helps to restrict the use of your ...

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018

    Shared Parental Leave – Why is it not happening?

    The statistics for take up of the not so new, shared parental leave rights, have not improved much. Just 9200 new parents took advantage of it in 2017/2018 only 500 more than the previous year. There are a number of suggestions as to why this may be, but the most convincing to those in this ...

  • Tuesday 25th September 2018

    Welcome to InBrief Autumn 2018

    Autumn has arrived and for our many clients in the farming sector this has been a difficult and challenging year so far with extreme summer temperatures to deal with. Our cover picture reminds us that not everyone has finished harvesting yet and hop growers are busy throughout September, cutting ...

  • Tuesday 25th September 2018

    Rural business forum

    Helen Grant MP for Maidstone and the Weald organised a Rural Business Forum at Kenward House, Yalding on 12th July, which we were delighted to sponsor along with Barclays Bank and NFU. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey MP and Kent Police ...

  • Tuesday 25th September 2018

    Weald of Kent Ploughing Match

    Visit our stand at the annual Weald of Kent Ploughing Match, which takes place on Saturday 15 September 2018 at Four Oaks Farm, Plumtree Road, Headcorn TN27 9PB. Gates open 9am to 7pm with free car parking. Entry costs £5 adults and under 16s go free. In addition to the vintage, ...

  • Tuesday 25th September 2018

    National Planning Policy Framework

    We welcome the Government’s publishing of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Here, we highlight the key points. Being the first revision since 2012, it has brought key reforms that will no doubt affect those with land and development plans in rural locations. The ...

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