Childcare vouchers and maternity leave The question of whether childcare vouchers provided under a salary sacrifice scheme should be paid to an employee on maternity leave has long been a

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Howarths Music Extravaganza In 2015 the team at Howarths People and Safety Management, organised the Howarths Music Extravaganza at the John Smith’s Stadium raising over £5000 for the Forget Me

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A message from Andy Howarth

A message from Andy Howarth Hello I’m after your support, and I know that sounds familiar and I get the same requests every day,  I also know that you have

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Sickness and Dishonesty A recent Employment Appeals Tribunal case, Metroline West v Ajaj, has demonstrated that dishonesty regarding sickness can actually amount to gross misconduct and therefore allow an employer

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Toxic chemical release leads to prosecution A chemical company has been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for safety breaches when a very toxic chemical was ejected under pressure. The release

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Plastics Company Fined A Swansea company which manufactures plastic sheeting has been fined after a maintenance employee suffered serious injury when his hand was caught and dragged into machinery, whilst

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National Living Wage With the National Living Wage coming into effect shortly it is becoming apparent how some employers and employees are unsure as to what this is, mainly due

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Holiday pay and Commission: The Latest The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has now delivered its decision in the case of British Gas Trading Limited v Lock and Others (UKEAT/0189/15). This

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Howarths is registered to deliver training for the LEP Skills Service This new service from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) helps businesses to identify their skills needs based

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“£100,000 price to pay when settling a race discrimination claim out of court” The much publicised personal injury and racial discrimination claim brought by Oisin Tymon against TV presenter Jeremy

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