Legislation

GLAA interviews agency workers in unannounced visits

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has carried out unannounced visits to 10 labour providers and labour users in Lincolnshire.

Lloyds to refuse to hire contractors unless they are on the payroll

Lloyds Banking Group has told its contractors it will no longer engage them unless they move onto PAYE or work through umbrella companies.

Muslim consultant awarded £22.5k for racist comments from director

A Muslim recruitment consultant has been awarded more than £22.5k in compensation after an agency director made racist and religious discriminatory comments about her.

7 October 2019

Strike the right balance in job ads to avoid indirect age discrimination

Recruiters have been urged to strike a balance in job adverts in order to not fall foul of age discrimination rules.

7 October 2019

Recruiters will have to jump through more hoops with immigration plans

Recruiters are likely to have more “hoops to jump through” if government plans for an Australian points-based system post-Brexit are given the go ahead.

3 October 2019

GLAA arrest man in Gloucestershire for slavery and forced labour offences

A Romanian man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit slavery, servitude and forced labour.

Agriculture 3 October 2019

Barclays refuses to hire contractors unless they go PAYE

Banking giant Barclays Bank has told its contractors it will no longer engage them unless they go into PAYE by the end of February 2020.

IR35 raises more questions as BBC presenters lose test case

Three BBC presenters have lost an IR35 case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Creative/Digital/Media 19 September 2019

GLAA detain Romanian national at airport for modern slavery offences

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences after returning to the UK from Romania.

Resist rolling up pay for agency workers, recruiters are warned

Recruiters have been urged to resist ‘rolling up’ holiday pay for agency workers, as new research reveals a high number of agency workers that claim they are missing out on holiday pay and pay slips.

17 September 2019

Webinar advises recruiters to work with clients and contractors around IR35 obligations

Recruiters have been warned to develop a collaborative approach straightaway involving clients and contractors alike to determine IR35 status.

16 September 2019

Recruiters shun the Golden State due to stringent labour laws

Onerous employment laws, combined with a high cost of living in California, is causing an exodus of talent – and making recruiters think twice about expanding to the Golden State.

Retail, Transport & logistics 13 September 2019

Government launches independent review into loan charge scheme

The government has announced an independent review of the controversial loan charge.

12 September 2019

International students can apply for work rather than leave the UK

Government proposals enabling international students to stay in the UK after graduation to find a job is great news for recruiters.

TUC class discrimination ban could create legal minefield

TUC plans to ban class discrimination in the workplace would be unworkable unless recruiters are given very clear guidance around the implementation of any new rules.

9 September 2019

‘Some sort of immigration permission’ needed for EU workers say employment lawyers

Recruiters should prepare for EU workers gaining some form of permission to work in the UK from November of this year.

20 August 2019

Don’t avoid auto-enrolment obligations, warn employment experts

Recruiters who deliberately try and avoid their auto-enrolment obligations to their workers run the risk of heavy fines from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) – even prison.

14 August 2019

Freelance organisations demand halt to private sector legislation

Organisations have written an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Sajid Javid calling on them to stop new contractor legislation in the private sector.

13 August 2019

Banning redheads in job ads could break race discrimination rules

Recruiters writing job adverts banning redheads from applying could be breaking race discrimination rules.

12 August 2019

Recruitment agency and MD prosecuted over pension avoidance

A Hertfordshire-based recruitment agency and its managing director are to be prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) on suspicion of trying to avoid providing their staff with a workplace pension.

12 August 2019

PM's plans to scrap ‘exceptional talent’ limit welcomed by industry

Recruiters have welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that he wants to scrap the limit on Tier 1 ‘exceptional talent’ visas.

Life sciences, Engineering 9 August 2019

Don’t just ask female colleagues to make the tea

Recruiters who expect female consultants to make the tea or coffee could find themselves being brought to tribunal.

7 August 2019

Ex-reality TV contestant praises supportive recruitment firm in coping with fame

A supportive employer has proven invaluable to a recruitment consultant in coping with fame following his stint on reality TV earlier this year.

‘Laddish’ comments made on chat group raises legal worries for recruiters

Recruiters should ensure offending communications have a clear workplace connection if taking action against consultants engaging in sexist ‘banter’ on social media platforms.

Legal, HR 1 August 2019

Understand rights of workers with disabilities and get to grips with Equality Act

Recruiters have been urged to gain a better understanding of how the Equality Act 2010 protects disabled workers.

29 July 2019

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