Question marks hang over IR35 and employment status

The impact of the IR35 rules on the public sector has been “very negative”, according to a survey of public and private sector professionals carried out by professional recruitment company Harvey Nash.

Public sector 19 April 2018

Two arrests at hand car wash in Durham following joint GLAA and police raid

Two men were arrested at a hand car wash following a modern slavery raid in Durham yesterday.

Transport & logistics 19 April 2018


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Recruitment Matters explores what steps the REC is taking to ensure all members are GDPR-fit.

HR 17 April 2018
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The immigration game

With the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations uncertain, immigration lawyers warn that employers who rely on low-skilled EU workers face a set of particular challenges.

HR 16 April 2018

ASA to hit recruiters who place rebranded low-skilled job ads

The Advertising Standards Authority has warned recruiters it is prepared to take action should they place misleading apprentice job adverts.

Marketing, HR 13 April 2018

Take staff mental health seriously, recruiters are warned

Recruiters have been warned to take consultant mental health seriously or risk being brought to tribunal.

Legal 12 April 2018

Flexible jobs for all and paternity pay for agency workers, recommends report

Employers could increasingly turn to agency workers to mitigate the effects of a report recommendation that all new jobs should be advertised as flexible.

9 April 2018

GLAA uses powers on unlicensed couple to prevent labour exploitation

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has made use of legal powers at its disposal to stop a West Midlands couple from providing workers without a licence.

9 April 2018

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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