Legislation/Regulation

Workchain senior staff face further delay in sentencing hearing

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency face a further wait to find out if they will be jailed for illegally opting out temporary workers from their workplace pension scheme.

HR 20 July 2018

Recognising exploitation: Recruiters are at the forefront of spotting exploited workers

Roger Bannister, interim CEO at the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority, on spotting abuse in the workplace.

HR 20 July 2018

Report recommending recruiters to collect age data slammed as impractical

A recommendation from MPs requiring recruitment agencies to collect data on age discrimination has come under fire from employment lawyers, who labelled it impractical and unusual.

17 July 2018

BBC offers one-off payout to off-payroll workers

The BBC is helping some of its employees settle accountancy bills connected to their compliance with off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Recruiters divided over benefits of second Brexit referendum

Recruiters are split over the benefits to the sector of a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union.

16 July 2018

Recruiters call for flexible points-based immigration system post-Brexit

Recruiters have called on government to introduce a flexible points-based immigration system when the UK leaves the European Union.

13 July 2018

HMRC bags £400m+ from public sector off-payroll working rules

The country’s coffers have been boosted to the tune of £410m in income tax and National Insurance Contributions as a result of off-payroll working rules in the public sector.

Public sector 13 July 2018

GLAA advises Australian states on protecting workers

Two Australian states have passed laws creating licensing schemes for labour providers in a bid to protect workers’ rights and target unscrupulous employers who exploit their staff.

10 July 2018

Recruiters among over 200 employers named for not paying NMW

Six recruiters appear in the government’s latest list of employers found to have underpaid National Living and National Minimum Wage.

Public sector, Education 9 July 2018

HMRC’s lack of MOO in CEST is farcical, say industry experts

HM Revenue & Customs has come under fire from industry figures for confirming a key test for determining a person’s worker status does not feature in its Check Employment Status Tool (CEST).

Public sector, HR 9 July 2018

Recruiters can carry on using memes after all, says European Parliament

European Parliament MEPs have thrown out proposed changes to European copyright law that could have dramatically affected how recruiters market their business through memes on social media.

Marketing 6 July 2018

Contractors to resist off-payroll contracts, according to survey

Recruiters have backed up findings from ContractorCalculator revealing massive contractor resistance toward taking contracts that would place them inside of IR35.

Public sector, Engineering 4 July 2018

GLAA arrests suspected unlicensed gangmaster in Cambridgeshire

A Lithuanian man has been arrested on suspicion of being an unlicensed gangmaster following an operation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Cambridgeshire.

4 July 2018

Director supplying farm labourers banned for failing to pay NMW

A director of a company supplying farm labourers has been banned for seven years for repeatedly failing to pay workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Agriculture 3 July 2018

BT disputes CWU union claims of two-year probation period

BT disputes union claims it is imposing two-year probationary periods on all new joiners, including former agency staff.

IT/Telecoms, HR 2 July 2018

Workchain staff could face jail for pension scheme fraud

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency will have to wait until August to find out if they will be jailed for trying to save money by impersonating their temporary workers to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme.

Legal 28 June 2018

Dress-code dilemmas over shorts in the heat

Recruiters that allow female consultants but not their male colleagues to wear shorts in hot weather run the risk of discrimination cases being brought against them.

HR 27 June 2018

GLAA joins Greater Manchester Police in exploitation operation at car wash

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) officers have conducted a joint operation with Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

To be or not to be a worker – that is the unanswered question

The question of what defines a worker and what does not has once again hit the headlines.

Recruiters sceptical over settled status implementation

Recruiters have welcomed the government’s proposals to relax the criteria for EU nationals settled status post-Brexit, however some have raised concerns over implementation and delivery.

25 June 2018

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

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