Legislation/Regulation

MEPs approve copyright changes that could affect use of memes

A committee of MEPs has approved changes to European copyright law that could dramatically affect how recruiters market their business through memes on social media.

21 June 2018

Visa cap set to be waived for NHS

Recruiters have welcomed reports government is about to relax immigration rules to enable more doctors and nurses from outside the EU to come and work in the UK.

Supreme Court ruling upsets flexible working apple cart in landmark case

The rights of flexible workers have been thrown back into the spotlight in light of a plumber’s legal victory in a Supreme Court ruling today.

EU law could hit recruiters using memes under new copyright rules

Recruiters using memes to market their business could see these memes removed by social media platforms, if new European copyright rules are given the go-ahead.

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

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

Hyland steps down from Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner post amid ‘independence’ concerns

The UK’s first appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner is to step down from his post.

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

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

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.

EASI remit could tackle labour exploitation at umbrella and intermediary firms

The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate could have its remit extended to tackle labour exploitation at umbrella companies and intermediaries.

Agriculture, HR 9 May 2018

Recruiters urged to do more to tackle labour exploitation

Recruiters have been urged to do more to help tackle the scourge of modern slavery, as a new report suggests potentially thousands of instances of labour exploitation is going unreported.

8 May 2018

Contextual recruitment is not a bad thing if used correctly say lawyers

Contextual recruitment is not illegal when used properly, say employment lawyers discussing comments made by Tory MP Justine Greening.

Public sector, Education 4 May 2018

Recruiters ratting on candidates could land themselves in court

Recruiters that tip off clients when approached by one of their client’s employees run the risk of being sued for damages.

Healthcare recruiters add voices to concerns over immigration cap for doctors

Healthcare recruiters have called on government to reconsider the UK’s current immigration cap on skilled workers to help alleviate the current talent crisis within the NHS.

FCSA predicts large number of legal challenges to IR35

More and more public sector contractors across the country could legally challenge whether they are caught by IR35 rules.

Rooney jailed for 11 years for modern slavery offences

Another member of a family found guilty of modern slavery offences has been jailed for 11 years.

Construction & property 30 April 2018

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