Legislation

Question marks hang over IR35 and employment status

The impact of the IR35 rules on the public sector has been “very negative”, according to a survey of public and private sector professionals carried out by professional recruitment company Harvey Nash.

Public sector 19 April 2018

Two arrests at hand car wash in Durham following joint GLAA and police raid

Two men were arrested at a hand car wash following a modern slavery raid in Durham yesterday.

Transport & logistics 19 April 2018

ASA to hit recruiters who place rebranded low-skilled job ads

The Advertising Standards Authority has warned recruiters it is prepared to take action should they place misleading apprentice job adverts.

Marketing, HR 13 April 2018

Take staff mental health seriously, recruiters are warned

Recruiters have been warned to take consultant mental health seriously or risk being brought to tribunal.

Legal 12 April 2018

Flexible jobs for all and paternity pay for agency workers, recommends report

Employers could increasingly turn to agency workers to mitigate the effects of a report recommendation that all new jobs should be advertised as flexible.

9 April 2018

GLAA uses powers on unlicensed couple to prevent labour exploitation

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has made use of legal powers at its disposal to stop a West Midlands couple from providing workers without a licence.

9 April 2018

Recruitment industry highlights gender pay discrepancies

Some of the UK’s largest recruitment companies have much work to do if they are to eliminate the gap between what they pay their men and women.

5 April 2018

Could the UK follow Iceland’s gender quota lead?

Any attempt by the UK government to follow Iceland’s model to eliminate the gender pay gap through quotas or forcing firms to prove equal pay would have far reaching implications for recruiters.

5 April 2018

Pensions Regulator to prosecute senior staff of national recruitment firm

The Pensions Regulator has announced plans to prosecute a national recruitment firm, its directors and some of its senior staff on the suspicion they illegally opted employees out of their pension scheme.

Two jailed in Surrey for human trafficking offences

Two men have been jailed for 13 and a half years between them after being found guilty of human trafficking.

4 April 2018

GLAA arrests man in Croydon on suspicion of modern slavery offences

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority modern slavery officers have arrested one man, and are supporting six potential victims, following a search of a house in Croydon, South London.

Construction & property 29 March 2018

MAC considers full impact of EEA migration on the UK

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is currently assessing the full impact of European Economic Area migration on the UK.

28 March 2018

Contractor wins IR35 appeal case against HMRC

A construction contractor has successfully won an IR35 appeal case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Construction & property 27 March 2018

Recruiters urged to protect candidates against sexual harassment

Recruiters have been urged to protect their candidates by ensuring they are placed with reputable clients.

HR 27 March 2018

Man arrested in alleged modern slavery raid in Sheffield

A man has been arrested over modern slavery offences following a raid in Sheffield yesterday.

27 March 2018

BBC comes under fire from presenters and industry for poor IR35 advice

The BBC has been accused of being “cack handed” in the way it allegdedly encouraged presenters to work through personal service companies (PSCs).

Two arrested in West Midlands over GLAA investigation into worker exploitation

Two men have been arrested by investigators from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in connection with the alleged exploitation of workers.

21 March 2018

Recruitment ad ignored sensitivities but is it discriminatory?

Recruiters have been urged to show sensitivity around the wording used in job adverts or risk an ensuing PR nightmare.

Hospitality/Leisure 20 March 2018

Parliamentary bill raises concerns over recruiters’ liability in unpaid trial shifts

Concerns have been raised over whether recruiters could fall foul of National Minimum Wage rules in future should they organise unpaid trial work shifts on behalf of their clients.

15 March 2018

GLAA visits businesses in Cornwall to prevent modern slavery

A number of businesses, including car washes, nail bars and fast food restaurants, have been visited during a four-day operation to tackle modern slavery.

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Chancellor’s promise of £80m for apprentices given mixed reception

The Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement of a £80m boost to apprenticeships has been given a mixed reception by recruiters, with one telling Recruiter that more money was not the answer.

Targeting candidates

Programmatic advertising and the GDPR

14 March 2018

Three held in human trafficking investigation in North-West England

A husband and wife were among a trio arrested last week as part of investigations into an alleged modern day slavery network in North-West England.

Two recruiters make the government’s NMW ‘name and shame’ list

Almost 180 employers, including two recruitment agencies, have been named and shamed for underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW), according to a government list.

HR 9 March 2018

Positive action or discrimination – do you know the difference?

Recruiters have been warned to learn the difference between ‘positive action’ and ‘positive discrimination’ when hiring.

7 March 2018

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