Legislation/Regulation

Recruiters call for trade deal freedom in post-Brexit transition period

The Government has been urged to resist letting the EU put the UK on “gardening leave” post-Brexit.

22 February 2018

RECRUITERS WARNED OVER FAMILY PLANNING QUESTIONS

Recruiters who suspect their clients are asking female candidates potentially unlawful questions about their plans to have children risk sharing the stand at an employment tribunal unless they take action

19 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

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

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

13 arrested in West Midlands in joint modern slavery operation with GLAA

Thirteen people have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a series of early morning raids yesterday by West Midlands Police working with the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

26 January 2018

GLAA questions suspected illegal gangmaster

A woman is being questioned by Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) officers in Wolverhampton on suspicion of operating as an illegal gangmaster.

Industrial/Manufacturing 24 January 2018

Recruiter lobbies Home Office over shortage occupation lists for all doctors

A Bristol-based recruiter is lobbying the Home Office to call for all doctor classifications to be added to shortage occupation lists after discovering around 50 doctors who are waiting to enter the UK.

Be clear over social media screening, recruiters are warned

Recruiters have been warned to be as clear as possible with candidates over their use of social media in the screening process on behalf of clients.

Creative/Digital/Media 4 January 2018

Employers warned as tribunal numbers soar

The number of employment tribunals in England and Wales rose sharply as disgruntled employees no longer face crippling fees and poor management practices are being drawn more and more into the spotlight, legal experts warn.

15 December 2017

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

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