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  • Monday 22nd April 2013

    Charitable incorporated organisation status - will registering make life easier?

    New legal structures introduced shortly before Christmas mean that charities can register as Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs). They are proving a popular legal structure for small and medium sized charities and housing associations, says Gullands paralegal and charities specialist Aman ...

  • Friday 19th April 2013

    Holidays - what are my rights?

    We are often asked about holiday rights, here are our top five most frequently asked holiday questions. How much holiday am I entitled to? Full time workers who work a five day week are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday leave each year. This amounts to 28 days’ paid annual leave per ...

  • Monday 15th April 2013

    Gullands? Shakespeare connection

    Greyfriars in Leicester has never had it so good. This once humble concrete car park is now forever lodged in our minds as the location where the remains of England’s notorious King Richard III were discovered less than seven months ago. This amazing discovery has rekindled the ...

  • Friday 12th April 2013

    MySolicitor: employee discounts for legal services

    Are you considering how you can increase morale in your workplace and thinking about benefits you could offer without making a dent in your cash flow? Sometimes it’s the little things that count and they needn’t cost your business anything. Gullands’ MySolicitor scheme is a ...

  • Thursday 11th April 2013

    Stop and think before you click!

    Information that is written on the internet or in e-mails can seriously damage your business’ reputation and the reputation of individual employees. Your employees could lose their job, be sued or face criminal charges and your business could be sued or fined. The following are some key ...

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013

    Establishing the right to work in the UK

    Employers have a duty to carry out certain checks before an individual commences employment and to keep a record of the checks that are carried out in order to comply with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. An employer may be liable to a civil penalty or commit a criminal ...

  • Monday 8th April 2013

    Checklist: TUPE transfers

    What is TUPE? TUPE is an acronym for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. Where TUPE applies, employees automatically transfer from one employer to another with their terms of employment and continuity of service intact. When does TUPE apply? TUPE applies to ...

  • Friday 5th April 2013

    Who Owns the Email?

    If a member of staff uses your computer system to exchange emails, does the content of the email become the property of your business? This question was addressed recently in a court case concerning a dispute that arose between a shipping company and its former chief executive. The company ...

  • Wednesday 3rd April 2013

    Case illustrates importance of signing employment contracts

    A recent High Court case highlights the importance when issuing new employment contracts of making sure that employees sign and return a copy of the contract. In the case of S.W. Farnsworth Limited v. Lacy, the employer sought to enforce restrictive covenants which prevented the employee from ...

  • Tuesday 2nd April 2013

    Seminar: The A-Z of Sickness and Absence Management

    What’s the right solution when a member of staff is regularly absent from work or is away for a long period? Absence can be very expensive and choosing the correct intervention can make a major difference to morale and a successful outcome. There was a good turnout and excellent ...

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