Company Director Jailed

The sole owner and Director of a construction company based in Herefordshire has been sentenced to 8 months in custody after pleading guilty to a health and safety breach that

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Maternity Pay v Shared Parental Pay

If you pay an enhanced level of maternity pay, must you also enhance the level of shared parental pay in order to avoid discrimination? Until recently there have been conflicting

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Here Comes Summer!

Whilst the sun and warm weather is a welcome sight for most people, it can pose a serious risk for employees who work outdoors. Employees who works outdoors are at

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When can an employer discipline an employee for sickness absence?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently found that an employer who had issued a warning to an employee following 60 days of absence had discriminated against her because of her

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Safety Slogans in the Workplace

There’s so much going on in the workplace that it can be hard to keep safety in constant focus. Safety slogans provide powerful messages and reminders that are short and easy to

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Meet Claire Catton; our new Junior Employment Law Advisor

As we celebrate our 15th anniversary in business this month, we are delighted to introduce to you Claire Catton, who has joined us as Junior Employment Law Advisor. Claire will

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E-Learning: Know GDPR at your convenience

GDPR will be coming into force from 25th May 2018 (this Friday!) which means all UK employers irrespective of size or industry will be required to comply with the GDPR

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Restrictive Covenants: The most important set of clauses in a contract of employment?

Every business has information that it considers both integral and invaluable to its success. Often, businesses will want to protect this information and restrict the use of it by employees

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Helping the Express Bi-Folding Doors team become confident with HR

Here at Howarths, we enjoy nothing more than sharing our knowledge of all things HR, employment law and health & safety. Well actually, we do; helping others to become more

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Electromagnetic Fields

Not all businesses have heard of The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016, however this piece of legislation requires all employers to assess employees’ potential exposure to Electromagnetic

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