Using Open Source Material in Employment Related Investigations

I am often asked whether open source material can be used as part of work based investigations in the private sector. The answer is why not? The watchword for all

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£150k fine for HAVS negligence

Wrexham County Borough Council has been fined after a 57-year old man was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) in September 2015. An investigation carried out by the HSE

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Drugs and Driving: What you need to know

Most employers know the law on drinking and driving but with additional complexities, the position on employees who take drugs and then get behind the wheel is less clear cut.

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HAVS diagnosis costs company

A Lancashire engineering company has been fined after a 29-year-old worker was diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) through health surveillance after he was exposed regularly to vibration from hand

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What’s in a name?

I think it would be fair to say that we have all at some point in our lives gotten someone’s name wrong, haven’t we? We have all experienced that cringe

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Free seminar for Yorkshire SMEs to prepare for introduction of GDPR

Howarths will deliver a free seminar to help Yorkshire SMEs understand the requirements of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Act) that will come into effect in May 2018. Howarths will

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Patience is a Virtue

Especially when compared to a knee-jerk reaction which could lead to a costly pay out! Those who employ qualified professionals in a vocation, such as a teacher, would be wise

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You’re not going out in that?!

I’m sure as teenagers we’ve all heard it before “you’re not going out in that?!” Maybe you’ve said it to your kids? Was it a sex pistols t-shirt, a mini

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Union membership falls to an all-time low!

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that the number of union members is at the lowest since records originated. Figures have shown that union membership decreased by 275,000

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Pay & Reward: Your people are your profit but do you pay and reward your people properly and effectively?

Employee pay and reward are important factors to the success of an organisation in terms of attracting, retaining, engaging and motivating employees to become high performers. When implementing pay and

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