Legislation/Regulation

Staffing firm tops government NMW name and shame list

Hundreds of employers, including six recruitment firms, have been named and shamed for underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW), according to a government list.

8 December 2017

Recruiters welcome May’s Brexit breakthrough

Recruiters have welcomed the government’s Brexit breakthrough deal with the European Union meaning EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU, will see their rights protected.

8 December 2017
Gig economy

Gig economy legislation delayed

Industry figures are calling on the government to take a broader view when it comes to reforming the gig economy days after the Conservatives announced a further delay to its legislation proposals following the Taylor report.

Transport & logistics, Legal 7 December 2017

ECJ holiday pay ruling has ‘enormous implications’

Yesterday’s European Court of Justice ruling on holiday pay has “enormous implications” for employers and those who engage self-employed contractors, an employment lawyer has told Recruiter.

30 November 2017

Theresa May backs government plan to get 1m disabled people into work

Prime Minister Theresa May has given her personal support to government plans to help 1m disabled people into work in the next 10 years.

30 November 2017

Three arrested in GLAA raids in County Durham

Three people were arrested yesterday in Ferryhill, County Durham on suspicion of offences under the Modern Slavery Act.

30 November 2017

Industry sidelined by partial HMRC-commissioned off-payroll research

HMRC-commissioned research into the impact of controversial off-payroll rules introduced across the public sector in April has been criticised for not taking into account the views of the recruitment sector.

29 November 2017

Employers could face huge bills following ECJ ruling

Employers could face huge financial liabilities following a ruling at the European Court of Justice today, which could have wider implications particularly for businesses operating in the ‘gig’ economy.

Legal 29 November 2017

Three arrested in human trafficking operation in Norfolk

Three men were arrested on suspicion of modern day slavery and human trafficking offences yesterday after a joint operation between the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and Norfolk Police.

28 November 2017

Uncertainty continues over extension of IR35 off-payroll rules

The government’s decision not to go ahead with controversial changes to IR35 legislation that had been anticipated would be included in yesterday’s Budget has been widely welcomed across the sector.

23 November 2017

GLAA targets Nottingham hand car wash businesses as it publishes its three-year plan

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)-led operations across Nottingham have uncovered a number of possible modern slavery offences, according to the GLAA.

GLAA film urges employees to ‘Do the Right Thing’

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is encouraging employers to show their staff a film that tells them what to do if they suspect modern slavery in their workplace.

MP proposals on ‘gig’ employer crackdown good news for recruiters

Proposals from a cross-party group of MPs to crackdown on ‘gig economy’ employers exploiting loopholes in employment law will be welcome news for recruiters.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 20 November 2017

Three arrested in Kent in modern slavery operation

Two men and one woman were arrested in Kent today in connection with a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority investigation into modern slavery in the poultry industry.

Recruiters urged to go flexible to avoid sex discrimination rules

Recruiters should consider offering a flexible working option when advertising consultant vacancies or risk falling foul of indirect sex discrimination rules.

Rec-to-rec, Legal 30 October 2017

Two arrested in human trafficking investigation in Derbyshire

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority officers arrested two men yesterday in connection with an ongoing multi-agency investigation into organised human trafficking in and around Derby.

25 October 2017

Review intern hiring policies, lawyers warn recruitment departments

Recruitment departments should review intern hiring policies in light of renewed calls to ban unpaid internships.

Is Brexit’s breeze turning into an icy chill for recruiters?

While recruiters are certainly feeling the ill effects of Brexit through hiring uncertainty among clients, they’re divided over whether reversing Brexit would be a good idea.

Recruitment director banned for seven years

The director of a Birmingham-based recruiter has been banned from acting as a director for seven years.

13 October 2017

ASA upholds misleading claim against ‘modelling agency’ ad

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against an advert casting for models, actors and dancers placed by First Step Modelling for falsely claiming they were a recruitment agency.

11 October 2017

Blog: REC reports from Conservative Party Conference

Continuing the series of Recruitment & Employment Confederation blogs from this year’s major political party conferences, REC policy team leader Philip Campbell reports from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

Bonus pay could highlight gender gap in recruitment

Recruiters run the risk of disclosing huge gender bonus pay gaps between male and female consultants due to new rules not taking account of part-time working.

Rec-to-rec, Legal 3 October 2017

Stark warning to recruiters for changes to Finances Act this weekend

Recruiters need to get to grips with new rules under the Criminal Finances Act 2017, effective from this Saturday, or run the risk of criminal convictions, unlimited fines and irreparable reputational damage.

Legal 26 September 2017

Think tank calls on government to resurrect strike-breakers proposal

The Centre for Policy Studies has called on government to resurrect a controversial proposal that would enable recruiters to supply essential workers as ‘strike breakers’ as cover in the event of industrial action.

19 September 2017

Letters October 2017

Readers' responses to Recruiter articles online.

Public sector, Healthcare/Medical 19 September 2017

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