Weald of Kent Ploughing match
Whilst not wanting summer to end, at this time of year we begin to look forward to the Ploughing Matches that take place across Kent in September. The largest, the Weald of Kent Pl...
Establishing Employment Status
The question of whether an individual is an employee comes up time and again in the employment tribunal and it is not easy to answer. There are lots of factors which indicate emplo...
Statutory Minimum Notice Periods
An employer must give at least: • One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more but less than 2 years. • One week’s notice fo...
In tough economic times employers are likely to want to protect themselves by including restrictions in employment contracts to apply when employees leave. In the absence of expres...
What protection does the law give to whistleblowers?
There is no financial cap on compensation in whistleblowing claims, and no requirement for a minimum period of service. Two levels of protection exist for whistleblowers: Unfair ...
A Compromising Position
It is often thought that Compromise Agreements are only relevant to situations where employment has been or is shortly to be terminated. It is true this is where they are most comm...
Thoroughly Modern Maidstone
A Seminar about the regeneration of Maidstone Town Centre for local businesses Date & Time: Thursday 20 June 2013, 8.00-10.00am Location: Spitfire Lounge, Maidstone United Foo...
YMCA Is Born Again In Maidstone
These are exciting times for the YMCA in Maidstone as they look forward to the opening of two new community centres, costing in excess of £4 million. Although the ribbons ar...
Tribunal fees on the cards
Much talked about and finally on their way! As part of a raft of reforms to the Tribunal system the introduction of issue and hearing fees are with us this Summer. The hearing fee...
Ambitions to Grow
Caroline Williams, Business Development Manager, Business Support Kent (BSK) Times may be tough but many charities, small business and social enterprises still have a real drive a...