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  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Dear Friends

    At this time of year it is traditional to take stock of the year’s significant events and look forward to the New Year with renewed optimism. For many businesses both old and new, this New Year finally looks set to be filled with greater opportunities as the country has lifted out of the long ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICES

    Laying the foundations for the next generation Increased confidence in the construction sector is being reported and Kent will, according to experts, benefit from rising workloads in Greater London. The Construction Products Association has predicted growth within the construction sector of ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Tenant right to remove fixtures and fittings

    The decision in a recent court case shows, amongst other things, the importance to landlords of making express provision in a lease if they want any tenant’s fixtures to remain in place at the end of the term. The Sheerness steel works in Kent held a lease for 125 years that permitted the ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Planning to extend or change use of commercial property?

    The Town and Country Planning order which came into force on 30 May 2013 increases the development thresholds that are permitted for both residential building extensions but also non-domestic extensions and new buildings. This order was developed by the Government to ease the tedious planning ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    COMPLETION NOTICES ON UNCOMPLETED PROPERTY

    A ruling in a recent court case is interesting for anyone who has built but not yet completed a commercial property. In the recent Aviva Investors Property Developments Ltd and PPG Southern Limited v Margaret Whitby (valuation officer) & Adrian Mills (Valuation officer) 2013 case, the billing ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    GETTING MATERNITY ISSUES RIGHT

    There cannot be many employers who do not have some appreciation of maternity rights. The fact is that it is often the unusual issues which trip employers up. Below is a brief summary of the issues surrounding IVF and surrogacy. IVF Recent decisions have provided some clarity on the protection ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Off the record conversations

    Employers have always been cautious about having conversations with employees about sensitive issues, lest that conversation be seen as a breach of contract or prejudice any subsequent capability or disciplinary procedure. Until recently there has been only one way to have a truly “off the ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY TO BARHAM COURT

    Despite the autumnal weather on the 16th October, the breakfast seminar hosted by 360 Employment Evolution had a distinctly festive feel. Amanda Finn was invited to present some topical employment issues to the employment agency’s clients and contacts at the beautifully restored Barham ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    Top five festive questions?

    Without wanting to appear like Scrooge, Christmas can be a huge distraction in the workplace and it is also a time of year that raises many employment questions, both from employers and employees. Here are a few of the common issues that arise at this time of year, which can sometimes lead to ...

  • Monday 9th December 2013

    IS THERE A FUTURE FOR ZERO HOURS CONTRACTS

    During the Liberal Democrat conference this Autumn, Business Secretary, Vince Cable, announced his decision to launch a consultation on zero hours contracts later this year. His particular concern was related to the so called “abuse” of workers subject to these working ...

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