The National Family Business Awards 2018: only 2 weeks to go!

It’s just two weeks until the Howarths team hits London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday 14th July to attend this year’s National Family Business Awards. We’re delighted to be shortlisted in

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Howarths chosen by Overseas Trading Limited for health and safety support

We are delighted to have recently added one of the UK’s leading global discount goods suppliers to our client family. We have been appointed by Castleford-based Overseas Trading Limited (OTL)

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Here Comes Summer!

Whilst the sun and warm weather is a welcome sight for most people, it can pose a serious risk for employees who work outdoors. Employees who works outdoors are at

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When can an employer discipline an employee for sickness absence?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently found that an employer who had issued a warning to an employee following 60 days of absence had discriminated against her because of her

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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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Howarths FD Tracey Hopkins discusses technology in HR at The Yorkshire Post round-table

Back in February, our finance director, Tracey Hopkins, was invited as an expert guest to a roundtable event held at The Yorkshire Post offices in Leeds. Chaired by deputy business

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Howarths health and safety team to help Hull brewery triple its production levels

We’re delighted to be working with Hull-based independent brewery, Atom Brewing, to provide ongoing health and safety support as owners Allan Rice and Sarah Thackray look to triple their production

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Snow days! What are your rights as an employer if your employee cannot work due to adverse weather?

It It isn’t too often in the UK that we are hit by inclement weather, but when we are it can have a devastating impact on business due to the

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