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Lawyers’ advice on keeping payment errors to a minimum

Employment lawyers have revealed some of the more common pitfalls recruiters encounter when falling foul of National Minimum Wage (NMW) rules as evidence has emerged of a rise in the number of whistleblower reports regarding underpayment.

19 July 2018

Report recommending recruiters to collect age data slammed as impractical

A recommendation from MPs requiring recruitment agencies to collect data on age discrimination has come under fire from employment lawyers, who labelled it impractical and unusual.

17 July 2018

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

The BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Recruiters divided over benefits of second Brexit referendum

Recruiters are split over the benefits to the sector of a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

16 July 2018

Recruiters call for flexible points-based immigration system post-Brexit

Recruiters have called on government to introduce a flexible points-based immigration system when the UK leaves the European Union.

13 July 2018

HMRC bags £400m+ from public sector off-payroll working rules

The country’s coffers have been boosted to the tune of £410m in income tax and National Insurance Contributions as a result of off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Public sector 13 July 2018

Bank holiday bonanza for staff if England win World Cup?

Football may well be coming home but that may not make any difference to whether agency workers or consultants alike can score an additional bank holiday next week if England win the World Cup.

11 July 2018

GLAA advises Australian states on protecting workers

Two Australian states have passed laws creating licensing schemes for labour providers in a bid to protect workers’ rights and target unscrupulous employers who exploit their staff.

10 July 2018

Recruiters among over 200 employers named for not paying NMW

Six recruiters appear in the government’s latest list of employers found to have underpaid National Living and National Minimum Wage.

Public sector, Education 9 July 2018

Senior recruitment staff guilty of opting temps out of pension scheme

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency have pleaded guilty to trying to save money by impersonating their temporary workers to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme.

HR 8 June 2018

Javid promises to revisit visa caps for skilled workers

Recruiters have backed a commitment from the home secretary to take a “fresh look” at the cap on the number of skilled workers being given visas.

Public sector, Engineering 4 June 2018

Recruiters slam FTSE firms’ excuses over women board appointments

Recruiters have slammed excuses offered up by bosses for not appointing women to FTSE 350 company boards.

Executive search 31 May 2018

Costs set to rise for recruiters sending workers within Europe

Recruiters can expect additional costs as a result of new European Union rules on the posting of workers temporarily to another EU state.

HR 30 May 2018

ContractorCalculator rejects HMRC fact sheet claims on CEST

The CEO of ContractorCalculator, an online portal for contractors and freelancers, is disputing claims made by HM Revenue & Customs about the accuracy of HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax service (CEST) tool.

Public sector 29 May 2018

GDPR could clean up recruitment sector, say recruiters

New general data protection regulation (GDPR) legislation could raise standards across the recruitment sector, ridding it of bad practice and “cowboy” recruiters.

HR 25 May 2018

GLAA operation rescues Vietnamese girl in Wigan

A Vietnamese girl has been brought to safety following a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) operation in Wigan.

Hospitality/Leisure 24 May 2018

Recruiters must heed Acas guidance on religion in job ads or face discrimination claims

New guidance on religion and belief means recruiters should think carefully not only about job content but where adverts are placed.

Marketing, HR 23 May 2018

Recruiter fined for stealing personal data from previous employer

A recruitment consultant has been fined for unlawfully taking personal data from his former employer when he left his job to set up his own agency.

Healthcare/Medical 22 May 2018

Recruiters must expect disruption if IR35 extends into private sector

Recruiters can expect the same sort of disruption created by off-payroll rules in the public sector should they be extended into the private sector.

Interim recruitment, HR 21 May 2018

Recruiters call for action after 6,000 applications for skilled workers’ visas are refused

Recruiters are calling on the government to act after a Freedom of Information request indicated more than 6,000 skilled professionals from outside the EU were turned down for visas to take up jobs they had been offered in the UK.

Public sector, Education 18 May 2018

CAP proposal cracks down on gender stereotyping in ads

Recruiters have been warned to be “very mindful” of the content of job adverts they place in light of a proposed crackdown on harmful gender stereotypes in adverts.

Marketing, HR 18 May 2018

HMRC loses out in court to contractor in IR35 case

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

Public sector 17 May 2018

GLAA tackles labour exploitation in joint op in Salisbury

A number of addresses in Salisbury were raided to check on the welfare of employees suspected to be victims of labour exploitation.

16 May 2018

New guidelines prevent recruiters ordering temps how to dress

Recruiters could face hefty fines and compensation pay outs should they order their temps to wear heels, skirts or make-up.

15 May 2018

Recruitment director banned from managing companies for 10 years

A recruitment agency director has been banned from running companies after he was found to have been diverting £60k from an insurance settlement into his personal bank account.

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