Annual leave roll over and sickness

Under the EU’s Working Time Directive, all member states are required to provide all full time employees with at least 4 weeks (or 20 days’) paid annual leave each year.

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General Election 2019: Parties publish employment law policies

  Within the last couple of weeks, the three main political parties (the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats) have all published their respective manifestos. Each party has advanced some

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Christmas overtime: How long can staff work for?

In some sectors, there is no getting away from the fact that overtime during the Christmas period is likely to be a necessity. The retail, hospitality, healthcare and leisure industries

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Howarths launch Business Immigration Law support service

We are happy to announce that we now offer business immigration law support services here at Howarths. The launch of this new service follows the completion of the Chartered Institute

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2020 changes to Employment Law

Although the government is currently busy with more pressing matters, it has still scheduled some updates to current employment laws in April 2020. Usually, at this point in the year

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Single Employment Tribunal Claims on the Increase

The Employment Tribunal Statistics for April-June 2019 have been released showing an overall increase of 14% in single claims to 9,700 being received by the Tribunal service as compared to

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Contract of Employment to become a Day One right

With effect from 6th April 2020, businesses will have to provide a written statement of employment particulars to all workers from day one. Currently, this right only applied to employees

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Reducing Workplace Stress

Stress is a major cause of sickness absence in the workplace costing over £5 billion a year in Great Britain. In 2017/18, 595,000 workers in the UK reported having work-related

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How to protect your company data when an employee leaves

When you employ a new member of staff, there is a big focus on ensuring they have all the correct equipment such as company mobile, laptop and access to company

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Client Update: Labour Party propose employment law reforms

With Parliament in what can only be described, at best, as a state of flux at the moment, and the threat of a general election looming, several announcements which were

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