Restrictive Covenants: The most important set of clauses in a contract of employment?

Every business has information that it considers both integral and invaluable to its success. Often, businesses will want to protect this information and restrict the use of it by employees

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Helping the Express Bi-Folding Doors team become confident with HR

Here at Howarths, we enjoy nothing more than sharing our knowledge of all things HR, employment law and health & safety. Well actually, we do; helping others to become more

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Electromagnetic Fields

Not all businesses have heard of The Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016, however this piece of legislation requires all employers to assess employees’ potential exposure to Electromagnetic

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Howarths joins forces with Vickers Laboratories for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

We have joined forces with our long-standing client, chemical manufacturer Vickers Laboratories, to highlight the importance of being aware of mental health issues in the workplace, in line with Mental

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HSBC discloses the largest gender pay gap reported to date

HSBC has revealed that it has a gender pay gap of 59% with male employees being paid significantly more than their female counterparts. In addition to having a large gender

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Choosing the Best Safety Vest for the Job

When it comes to buying safety vests safety managers and procurement departments have an overwhelming number of choices. This is great, since a wide selection improves the chances that your

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Automatic Unfair Dismissal and Pregnancy Discrimination

What should you do if you decide to dismiss an employee only to then discover they are pregnant before the dismissal has been communicated? In the case of Really Easy

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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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