The Howarth Foundation invite Leeds businesses to their free seminar!

The homeless of Leeds and businesses in the city are inextricably linked and enjoy a unique mutual and undervalued benefit. For the homeless or recently rehoused, who have perhaps experienced

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Employment Law issues to keep your eye on during 2018

It is hard to believe that we are already two months into 2018: where exactly does the time go? 2017 was a very busy year for employment law and 2018

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Noise in the Workplace – what are the legal requirements?

How many times do bulletins come through from various sources identifying that yet another business or director has been prosecuted for failing to comply with even the most basic of

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Staff on ‘stand by’ could be classed as ‘working time’

In Ville de Nivelles v Matzak, the ECJ has held that time spent by firefighters where they are on “stand by” at home, but can be required to report for

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The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 is coming into force on 6 April 2018

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 is coming into force on 6 April 2018 which contains the normal annual increases to tribunal awards. Key increases are:- maximum week’s

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Discrimination law and the rights of pregnant women and new mothers

The BBC news has today reported on how Sarah Rees was discriminated against on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity, and by looking at the findings from the YouGov survey

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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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Recruitment – Right first time

Bradford City have dismissed their manager Stuart McCall after a run of six successive defeats in all competitions. This raises the discussion about recruitment processes. Finding the right people for

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Former Head of HR at National Shoe Retailer joins Howarths!

Howarths People and Safety Management, has expanded its HR team with the appointment of Katie Fletcher as HR advisor. Katie is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and

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