Legislation/Regulation

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.

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

Two jailed in Surrey for human trafficking offences

Two men have been jailed for 13 and a half years between them after being found guilty of human trafficking.

4 April 2018

Contractor wins IR35 appeal case against HMRC

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

Construction & property 27 March 2018

BBC comes under fire from presenters and industry for poor IR35 advice

The BBC has been accused of being “cack handed” in the way it allegdedly encouraged presenters to work through personal service companies (PSCs).

Recruitment ad ignored sensitivities but is it discriminatory?

Recruiters have been urged to show sensitivity around the wording used in job adverts or risk an ensuing PR nightmare.

Hospitality/Leisure 20 March 2018

Never mind GDPR – what about PECR?

All the discussion regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may soon switch to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

15 March 2018

Parliamentary bill raises concerns over recruiters’ liability in unpaid trial shifts

Concerns have been raised over whether recruiters could fall foul of National Minimum Wage rules in future should they organise unpaid trial work shifts on behalf of their clients.

15 March 2018

GLAA visits businesses in Cornwall to prevent modern slavery

A number of businesses, including car washes, nail bars and fast food restaurants, have been visited during a four-day operation to tackle modern slavery.

GDPR: A carrot not a stick

The upcoming legislation on personal data protection needn’t be the scary monster many fear it to be. Colin Cottell uncovers the positive angle for recruiters

15 March 2018

Targeting candidates

Programmatic advertising and the GDPR

14 March 2018

Three held in human trafficking investigation in North-West England

A husband and wife were among a trio arrested last week as part of investigations into an alleged modern day slavery network in North-West England.

Two recruiters make the government’s NMW ‘name and shame’ list

Almost 180 employers, including two recruitment agencies, have been named and shamed for underpaying the National Minimum Wage (NMW), according to a government list.

HR 9 March 2018

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.

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

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

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