Minimum Wage Increase

The minimum wage and national living wage will increase with effect from 1 April 2018 as follows:- • 25+ – £7.83 (previously £7.50) • 21-24 – £7.38 (previously £7.05) •

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A warning for employers using CCTV to monitor staff at work…

Early this year, the European Court on Human Rights found that an employer was in breach of the right to privacy due to covert surveillance at work. In this case

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Tesco faces Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim

Just days after announcing large scale redundancies, Tesco has been hit with legal action on behalf of nearly 100 of its female employees who are alleging that they are paid

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“Can I just pay them off”?

There is no two ways about it, running a successful business is hard. It takes a lot of effort, guile, persistence and emotional energy. Dealing with matters such as cash

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As Tesco announces job cuts, Howarths consider a business’ legal obligations when dealing with redundancies

Tesco has announced plans to cut 1,700 jobs from its branches and warehouses as part of its turnaround strategy. This decision will see the total number of job cuts made

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Howarths FD invited to Yorkshire Post HR roundtable event

At Howarths, we’re proud of our team and the vast knowledge of the ever-evolving HR, health and safety and employment law landscape that each one of our specialists possesses. So,

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Employment Status and Holiday Pay

We’ve said before that Employment Status is a hot topic at present and it’s important to know whether your staff are employees, workers or self-employed.  But what are the consequences

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New Year, New Ways

For most businesses, the end of the year provides some quiet time. Usually this is due to a Christmas break, or companies you work with operating a shutdown period, in

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Using Open Source Material in Employment Related Investigations

I am often asked whether open source material can be used as part of work based investigations in the private sector. The answer is why not? The watchword for all

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Drugs and Driving: What you need to know

Most employers know the law on drinking and driving but with additional complexities, the position on employees who take drugs and then get behind the wheel is less clear cut.

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