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  • Wednesday 4th January 2017

    Social media talk

    Employment partner Amanda Finn is to give a joint presentation to Bizlinx members and guests on social media, the business use of it and legal implications. The talk will take place at The Rose & Crown in Tonbridge and tickets cost £20, which includes breakfast. To book a place contact ...

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017

    Gullands march on for the Heart of Kent Hospice

    Gullands’ Patrick Bligh and his faithful Labrador Darcey completed a 26k walk on Sunday 9 October to raise money for the Heart of Kent Hospice. Joining over 100 other participants, Patrick and Darcey walked from Teston Bridge and back via Yalding, East Peckham, West Peckham, Nettlestead and ...

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017

    Hard working John celebrates his 80th birthday

    Gullands consultant John Rice celebrated his 80th birthday recently, and the firm held a celebratory dinner for John’s colleagues and friends. For John, the day took place in what was also just another typical working week. John’s long working career prior to joining Gullands, took him ...

  • Wednesday 4th January 2017

    Services for individuals at Gravesend

    We pride ourselves here at Gullands Solicitors on providing easy to access legal services and advice for individuals, whatever your circumstances. Our team at Gravesend are on hand to help and being situated conveniently in Stone Street and close to the Station, you can make an appointment to pop ...

  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017

    Managing Sickness Absence

    January, often a month of colds, flu and Norovirus, can stretch an employer’s patience and put pressure on its ability to provide a continuing service to its customers. All employers should ensure that they take a breath and make sure each instance is dealt with fairly and consistently. To ...

  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017

    Atypical Workers - a quick reference guide

    With the recent case concerning Uber and the continuing debate over zero hours contracts, much has been written about the “gig economy” where atypical working is prevalent. The queries we deal with seem to indicate that employers still are unclear about the issues that arise once the ...

  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017

    Employment news in brief January 2017

    Autism The National Autistic Society (NAS) has published a report that calls on employers to curb an autism employment gap. According to the report only 16% of people with autism are currently in full-time employment. Furthermore, only 32% are in any form of paid work in contrast with 47% of ...

  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017

    Social media and the workplace

    What would you do if an employee posted on her Facebook site that it would make them happy to ‘hit customers on the back of the head with a pickaxe’? That question fell to one large supermarket chain when their employee made this very comment. They, thinking that they were not prepared ...

  • Thursday 15th December 2016

    Contractor health & safety- are you in control?

    As a client or a main contractor, would you expect to be liable for an accident to one of your contractor’s employees when they have disobeyed a clear instruction? That is what happened when historic firm Josiah Wedgwood employed contractors at their warehouse in Stoke. They worked on ...

  • Thursday 15th December 2016

    New health and safety sentencing guidelines; The view from Kent

    Courts up and down the land have been applying the new sentencing guidelines since 1st February and in this article we look at how three Kent employers have been dealt with under the new regime. Highway Care Ltd was fined £660,000 after a welder was left blind by an exploding oil drum. ...

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