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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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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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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