Legislation

IR35 review won’t deliver meaningful change say industry experts

Industry experts aren’t hopeful the government’s review into the implementation of off-payroll rules into the private sector will deliver any meaningful change.

Industry letter calls on Chancellor to delay new IR35 rules

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), along with leaders from 14 leading recruitment agencies, has written to the Chancellor to call for a delay and an urgent review into upcoming off-payroll rules.

21 January 2020

UK will lose out as EU workers hold off with settled status applications

Recruiters face losing thousands of workers on their books as new research reveals up to a third of UK-based EU nationals are yet to secure UK settled status.

16 January 2020

Cut the banter with applicants to avoid harassment claims

Recruiters have been urged to educate themselves against the inadvertent use of harmful “banter” at interview.

16 January 2020

Retail jobs will be ‘hit hard’ following minimum wage increases

Employment and jobs in the retail sector will be hit particularly hard by April’s rise in the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage, with young people affected the most.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 10 January 2020

Recruiters urged not to stop off-payroll preparations

Recruiters would be ill advised to halt their preparations for off-payroll rules in the private sector, despite the government’s promise to review the implementation of the extension.

9 January 2020

Not enough time for full off-payroll review say industry bodies

Recruitment and freelancer trade bodies have raised concerns over whether the timing of a review into off-pay working rules will allow MPs sufficient time to effectively scrutinise the reform.

8 January 2020

ASA upholds complaints about PeoplePerHour ‘girl boss’ ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against an ad placed by freelancer platform PeoplePerHour for perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes.

Marketing 8 January 2020

Government promises to launch review of changes to off-payroll rules

The government has delivered on a pre-election promise to launch a review of changes to off-payroll working rules.

7 January 2020

Veganism ruling not a law changer, but highlights treating candidates fairly

Last week’s ruling that veganism is a ‘philosophical belief’ does not change the law, but it does underline the importance of treating candidates with such views fairly in the recruitment process.

6 January 2020

Recruiters warned to take ethical veganism seriously

Recruiters should check that their policies take account of veganism in light of a landmark tribunal case being heard today.

2 January 2020

Drawing the curtain on a year of legislation and red tape

As the year draws to a close, this is recruiter.co.uk’s last full week before we take a break for the festive season.

HR 16 December 2019

Gangmasters admit in court to supplying workers without a licence

Two Buckinghamshire men have admitted supplying workers into a food processing company without a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence.

Husband and wife jailed for exploiting Romanian workers in Merseyside

An illegal gangmaster and his wife have been jailed for exploiting at least 41 workers in the Merseyside area.

Industrial/Manufacturing 4 December 2019

Recruiters pleased IR35 is moving up the election agenda

Recruiters have welcomed the issue of IR35 moving higher up the election campaigning agenda.

3 December 2019

Disability organisation calls on next government to deliver on workplace inclusion

A non-profit disability and business organisation is calling on the next government to support businesses to deliver on disability inclusion.

3 December 2019

Pros and cons for HMRC’s latest CEST version

HM Revenue & Customs has launched a revamped version of its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.

Legal, HR 26 November 2019

Make application forms accessible to all, recruiters are advised

Recruiters have been urged to ensure application forms are accessible to all applicants and not putting off those with certain disabilities.

19 November 2019

Recruitment agency and MD admit to pension fraud

A recruitment agency and its managing director have pleaded guilty to misleading The Pensions Regulator (TPR) by falsely claiming staff enrolled in a workplace pension.

HR 18 November 2019
Legal scales

Recruiters and employers need written gender belief policies to avoid legal action

Recruiters have been urged to review candidate and worker social media policy in light of a landmark case concerning gender-critical beliefs.

14 November 2019

Businesses cite concerns over missing out on temp talent

Latest research shows businesses are concerned about missing out on temporary talent ahead of the introduction of new IR35 regulation.

13 November 2019

Watch the law with whistleblowers, recruiters are warned

While recruiters are within their rights to refuse to engage serial whistleblowers, firing them once they are engaged is fraught with risk.

11 November 2019

Racial discrimination policies need to be effective to protect recruiters

Recruiters have been urged to ensure they have effective policies in place to deal with workplace discrimination.

4 November 2019

IT contractor wins IR35 case against HMRC

An IT contractor has won an IR35 case against HM Revenue & Customs, proving his status as a contractor outside the IR35 legislation.

IT/Telecoms 4 November 2019

Forcing firms to give references could lead to legal headaches

Firms face a potential a legal minefield should government proposals forcing them to give job references to former employees be given the go-ahead.

31 October 2019

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