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  • Tuesday 22nd December 2015

    Gullands help break a world record

    Gullands Solicitors’ Emma Haughey, Sophia Morrissey and Kay Seago helped Gravesham Borough Council in their attempt to break this year’s Christmas world record, with the largest gathering of people in one location wearing head boppers. Taking part at Community Square on Friday 11 ...

  • Tuesday 22nd December 2015

    Gullands change gear to support Save The Children

    Gullands Solicitors has made a donation towards a cycling challenge which is raising funds for Save the Children. The challenge will take place in February 2016 and involves former Ebbsfleet United Player Dean Pooley, who is cycling 470km from Mandalay to Bangkok to raise £3,000 for Save the ...

  • Thursday 15th October 2015

    New law bans smoking in cars

    A new law banning smoking in vehicles carrying anybody under the age of 18 has come into force in England and Wales. The new legislation could see drivers and passengers facing a £50 fine if they are caught smoking while in the car with minors. The law applies to private vehicles enclosed ...

  • Wednesday 7th October 2015

    New ECJ ruling could put thousands of employers at risk

    The British Government warns that the costs to businesses will increase after The European Court of Justice ruled that time spent travelling to and from work and between appointments during the day should be regarded as working time. The ruling states that the time spent travelling to and from the ...

  • Friday 2nd October 2015

    Avoiding Holiday Blues Next Year

    Hopefully the organisation of your holiday chart ran smoothly over the summer break. If it did not, you might want to consider now putting in place certain strategies that will assist with the competing demands of individuals during the summer months. 1. Do You Have A Holiday Leave ...

  • Friday 2nd October 2015

    Employment News In Brief October 2015

    Alcohol and Disciplinary decisions You might consider that smelling alcohol on an employee’s breath would be sufficient to dismiss for gross misconduct, but not according to a recent tribunal case. The tribunal decided that a reasonable employer would not treat this as gross ...

  • Friday 2nd October 2015

    Self Employed or Not?

    Long before the debate on zero hours contracts, the key issue that was being discussed was whether or not workers who are told and have contracts indicating that they are self employed, would meet that definition if assessed against the legal test. Historically this has been more of an issue ...

  • Friday 2nd October 2015

    Work Experience - The View from the Other Side

    Here at Gullands, we are committed to providing work experience to children from local schools. Recently some of those children have been responsible for drafting our tweets on Gullands_HR_Law and we would like to share with you this article written by one of them, to give you some insight as ...

  • Friday 2nd October 2015

    Part Time Working

    Despite the fact that nearly a quarter of the total work force are part timers, there are often issues for employers with those contracts that do not reflect what the employer perceives as a full time norm. The Part Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations preserve the ...

  • Friday 2nd October 2015

    Gullands team up with 360 Employment Evolution for seminar

    Gullands Solicitors and recruitment consultancy 360 Employment Evolution are jointly hosting a free employment seminar, on Wednesday 21 October 2015, from 8am, at The Friars in Aylesford, ME20 7BX. The seminar will include talks on: managing consequences, back to basics (discipline, ...

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