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Last week, members of our team in our Bridgend office attended the Bridgend Business Forum Awards where we had been shortlisted as a finalist in the Professional Services Business of the Year category. More...

 

According to new analysis published this week by the Resolution Foundation, approximately one in twenty workers are not receiving any holiday entitlement, one in ten do not receive a payslip, and there are 200,000 identified cases by the HMRC of workers not receiving the minimum wage. More...

Solicitors’ fees can be a daunting prospect and, sometimes, you might not even look for legal advice believing it to be too expensive. But, that’s not necessarily the case.

Here, we demystify the thorny subject of solicitors’ fees and how employee advice is priced.  More...

 

Amanda’s Story

 

Tell us a bit about your background, where did you grow up? 

I grew up in Cardiff with my family and then from about the age of 11 we all moved to the Valleys. I had the typical Valleys childhood from then on; those who grew up there will know what I’m talking about. I am a very family orientated person, I always say friends and family first, and you could say that is my motto.

I would always take long breaks as a young adult. I’ve backpacked across Greece, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. I even worked as a Silver Service waitress on a cruise ship and carried out some seasonal work in Guernsey behind a bar and a kiosk. So, you could say that I am well-travelled. More...

It’s less than one month until the Rugby World Cup kicks-off on 20th September. This will be an incredible 6 weeks for rugby fans (not so much for the die-hard football fans out there) to see the home nations battle it out against some world class teams and see who will come out on top.

We think it will be interesting to see how Wales fair in the World Cup after securing the 2019 Grand Slam and gaining the number 1 world ranking after beating England in their warm up match (17 August 2019). 

The World Cup is being held in Japan, meaning there will be quite a big time difference. Many matches kick off at 8am or 11am GMT, both on the weekend and weekdays, with the final being held on Saturday 2nd November 2019, meaning there may be a few sore heads in work come Monday 4th November.

These mid-morning games mean there will be a clash for rugby fans who will be at work on those days. Therefore, it is important that you, the employer, are prepared for the Rugby World Cup and are aware of the work-related issues which could crop-up during the tournament. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com