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  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Managing stress checklist

    An employer who does not take action to manage the effects of stress on its employees will not get the best out of those employees and will also run an increased risk of stress-related claims. Employers should consider, and be seen to consider, the impact of stress in the workplace. This might ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Greater protection for atypical workers

    The Government has confirmed that it intends to introduce a number of legislative changes designed to improve protection for agency workers, zero hours workers and others with atypical working arrangements. Among other things, the Government has confirmed that it will repeal the ‘Swedish ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    News in brief - January 2019

    Unpaid work trial may attract minimum wage The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has updated its guidance on calculating the minimum wage to include unpaid work trials. The updated wording sets out guidance for employers who, as part of their recruitment process, ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Preparing for employment law changes

    Looking ahead employment law is likely to change in several ways this year. Here is our guide to help steer you and your business through those changes: 1. Increase to National Minimum and Living Wage Both the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates increase in April ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Podcasts

    We are delighted to offer free Podcasts on a range of employment and family law issues. Visit https://www.podbean.com/site/Search/index?v=gullands to download the latest episode. These bite-sized guides cover a range of interesting and topical issues and will be updated ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Preparation for Brexit

    As uncertainty continues surrounding Brexit and whether the withdrawal agreement will be supported by MP’s, the Government has started to implement preparations within its own departments for Britain leaving the EU on 29 March with no deal in place. If you haven’t started to consider ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Welcome to InBrief Winter 2019

    Whilst all eyes are on Brexit and what happens in the next few weeks, it is easy to be diverted from a number of other important changes to the law and on pages 6 and 7, we highlight some of these which will affect employers over the coming months. April will certainly be a busy month on many ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Helping hand for Maidstone’s 1st Vinters Rainbows

    In lieu of sending a Christmas card this year, we have made a donation to the 1st Vinters Rainbows to help fund the cost of resources needed to run the new Girl Guiding Programme. Girl Guiding UK have launched a new programme for each section within Guiding; Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Christmas card donation to local charity

    Andrew Clarke, Associate at Gullands Solicitors has handed over a £750 donation on behalf of the firm to Susie Chassagne, Fundraising Manager of Blackthorn Trust. Gullands chose Blackthorn Trust to be one of its two Christmas charities this year on hearing about their project to create a ...

  • Friday 11th January 2019

    Reflecting on the success of the Almshouse Association

    The Almshouse Association has close links to Gullands. Blair Gulland was until 2017 the Chair of the Association. Blair Gulland writes about the organisation, its importance nationally in providing housing and his involvement with it. I joined the Association as Trustee more than twenty years ...

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