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November Update from Howarths’ MD, Gavin Howarth

Another month goes by in a flash as we roll towards Christmas (too early for Mariah Carey on the office radio yet?) It’s been a busy old month across the...

Confined Spaces: Managers Jailed After Two Workers Die Inside Haulage Tank

CONFINED SPACES  - Managers Jailed After Two Workers Die Inside Haulage Tank Gillilan Leivers of Greenfields Ltd. has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for gross negligence manslaughter, her...

Holiday pay for Employees on Long Term Sick leave

Holiday pay for Employees on Long Term Sick leave You may wonder what happens with the holiday entitlement for employees who are on long term sick leave. If they are...

What happens when an employee successfully appeals a dismissal?

What happens when an employee successfully appeals a dismissal? The final stage in most formal processes (certainly any relating to disciplinary and capability issues) is the appeal stage. If an...

Dos and Don’ts of Calculating Final Salaries

Dos and Don’ts of Calculating Final Salaries Regardless of how an employee is exiting a business, there are certain dos and don’ts when dealing with final salaries to avoid disgruntled...

HSE target inspecting businesses using Silica

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Inspectors have begun a targeted inspection of businesses that use silica. Silica is a natural substance found in most stone, rocks, sand, quartz and clay....

An update from Howarths’ MD, Gavin!

An update from Howarths' MD, Gavin! I’m sat here on a rainy Thursday reflecting back over the last month at Howarths HQ. The rain is a bit of a red-herring...

New Right to Work Checking Rules- Is your Business Compliant?

New Right to Work Checking Rules- Is your Business Compliant? The new rules surrounding how employers check a prospective employees’ right to work have been in force for almost one month, but...

HR Considerations during power cuts

HR considerations during power cuts The invasion of Ukraine by Russia and resultant reduction in gas supplies to continental Europe has created unprecedented uncertainty for energy markets. Whilst Great Britain...

The latest in sex discrimination tribunal cases

The latest in sex discrimination tribunal cases Cowie and others v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in many thousands of employees being unable to work due...