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.

Be wary of NMW when going down the internship route, recruiters are warned

Recruiters have been urged to exercise caution when offering unpaid internships or risk reputational damage and falling foul of National Minimum Wage rules.

Beware of ‘gender coded’ language in job ads, recruiters are warned

Recruiters using ‘gender coded’ language in job adverts run the risk of being brought to tribunal.

5 March 2018

Recruiters warned trial days fall foul of NMW legislation

Recruiters requesting consultants come in for trial days ahead of joining their agency risk falling foul of National Minimum Wage legislation.

28 February 2018

New rules in Criminal Finances Act could hit recruiters hard

Recruiters have been urged to get to grips with the Criminal Finances Act ahead of it coming into full effect in a matter of weeks.

27 February 2018

GDPR won’t take size into account if new rules are broken

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) does not make allowances for the size of a recruitment business found to have fallen foul of the new rules.

Legal 26 February 2018

Appeal case vindicates worker against recruitment agency and payroll firm

A pipe fitter has won an appeal case against recruitment agency On-Site Recruitment Solutions and payroll company Heritage Solutions City after he was found to be a worker and not self-employed.

Industrial/Manufacturing 16 February 2018

CV-speccing can lead to big fines for recruiters under GDPR

Recruiters have been urged to avoid engaging in “CV-speccing” or risk falling foul of current data protection rules and incoming general data protection regulations (GDPR).

15 February 2018

HMRC wins IR35 case against BBC presenter Ackroyd

HM Revenue & Customs has won an IR35 case against former BBC Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd at tribunal.

Creative/Digital/Media 15 February 2018

Review sexual harassment policies, recruiters advised

Recruiters have been urged to review policies and contractual liability clauses in light of a new government inquiry into workplace sexual harassment and non-disclosure agreements.

Legal, HR 13 February 2018

Government response to Taylor Review could bring more costs and red tape for recruiters

If the government acts on proposals outlined in the Taylor Review consultation, recruiters will have increased costs and more red tape.

Legal 12 February 2018

Raft of new rights for flexible workforce in response to Taylor Review

Government has announced a raft of new rights for the UK’s flexible workforce, as well as much stiffer penalties for firms that breach contracts or mistreat workers, in its response to last year’s Taylor Review.

HR 7 February 2018
Gig economy

Recruitment trade bodies welcome response to Taylor Review on flexible working

Recruitment industry trade bodies have broadly welcomed proposals announced by government in their response to last summer’s Taylor Review into modern working practices.

7 February 2018

ContractorCalculator’s Chaplin claims IR35 rules will be applied to private sector in April 2019

The founder of ContractorCalculator is warning controversial rules regarding off-payroll workers will be extended to the private sector from as early as April next year.

6 February 2018

GLAA arrest gangmasters in Ely and recover enslaved workers

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority officers have arrested a Romanian couple in Cambridgeshire on suspicion of modern slavery and gangmaster offences.

NCA carries out major people trafficking operation

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced it is currently carrying out a major operation targeting a suspected people smuggling organised criminal network in the North-East, London and the South Coast.

6 February 2018

Recruiters call for government to give clarity on immigration now

As evidence emerges EU talent is spurning the UK for other European countries, recruiters have backed calls from the CBI for government to give much greater clarity on post-Brexit immigration plans.

Executive search, IT/Telecoms 5 February 2018

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