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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Collective redundancy consultations

    The Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 provides that where 20 or more employees are being consulted about redundancy “at one establishment” they are entitled to be collectively consulted and we have set out the collective redundancy procedure below. In a ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Changing terms of employment: business briefing

    An employee’s terms will usually alter during their employment for example, their pay may increase. Most changes will be uncontroversial, but sometimes a business will want to do something that the employee is less willing to accept. In these cases, the business must ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Settlement agreements

    On 29 July 2013, two important employment law changes came into force. ~ Compromise agreements have been renamed Settlement Agreements. The Settlement Agreement is the same in all but name, that is to say, a contract whereby an employee or worker agrees not to pursue employment claims ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    EMPLOYEE SHAREHOLDER

    On 1 September 2013, the government introduced a new type of employment status, the employee-shareholder. Employees with this status will give up certain employment rights in exchange for shares in the employer. There are various conditions that must be met for an employee to become an ...

  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Gross misconduct does not always justify dismissal

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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Minimum wage

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  • Monday 30th September 2013

    Breakfast seminar

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  • Tuesday 24th September 2013

    Gullands Solicitors once again secures Law Society's top quality mark

    Gullands Solicitors in Maidstone has for the third consecutive year secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) - the mark of excellence for the home buying process. Gullands was one of the first law firms in the country to qualify for the scheme when it was ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Farming families welcome HMRC defeat

    On 21 May, HMRC was defeated in the long-running court case, HMRC v JN Hanson, concerning the charging of Inheritance Tax (IHT) on farmhouses where the farmhouse and farmland are not in common ownership. In the dispute, HMRC had argued that although the farmer, Mr Hanson, occupied both the house ...

  • Friday 16th August 2013

    Gullands celebrates family team at Maidstone Museum

    Gullands held a spring drinks reception for more than 140 clients and friends of the firm at the Maidstone Museum on 8 May. Guests were given the opportunity to view the museum’s internationally acclaimed Japanese art collection and take an exclusive behind the scenes tour. The occasion ...

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