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Three charged with modern slavery offences in Rochdale

Three people face charges as part of an investigation into modern slavery in Rochdale.

16 August 2018

Recruiters urged to make their leave policy fair to all with requisite notice

As consultants up and down the country take a summer break, Recruiter spoke to employment lawyers to find out what needs to go into an employer’s holiday leave policy to be fair to everyone.

HR 14 August 2018

Medical recruiter employee wins £8k at employment tribunal

A recruitment agency employee, whose manager suggested she may be faking symptoms of anxiety and depression, has won more than £8k at an employment tribunal.

Public sector, HR 13 August 2018

Home Office launches review into modern slavery and labour exploitation

The Home Office has revealed plans to launch an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to ensure it can keep in step with ever evolving labour exploitation crime.

HR 7 August 2018

GLAA arrests suspected unlicensed gangmaster in dawn raid

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and gangmaster offences.

Extending gender pay gap reporting could hit SME recruiters hard

Significant work lies ahead of SME recruiters if the government extends gender pay gap reporting rules to firms with more than 50 employees from the current 250.

2 August 2018

Recruiters advised to pass on criminal record checks showing acquittals to clients

Recruiters expose themselves to significant liability if they fail to pass on details of criminal record checks, even in cases where the candidate has been acquitted.

HR 1 August 2018

No current plans to extend gangmaster licensing to hotels and restaurants

The government’s director of labour market enforcement has no current plans to extend gangmaster licensing into the hotels, restaurant & food service and warehousing sectors.

Recruiters, have dress down codes but don’t discriminate

Employment lawyers have revealed to Recruiter how agencies can develop dress codes that don’t flout discrimination rules.

26 July 2018

Recruiters advised to review NDAs and mitigate harassment risks

As a new Women and Equalities Committee report calls for a clampdown on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), recruiters have been urged to review any NDAs they have in place.

25 July 2018

Gig worker tax proposal muddies the waters, say employment experts

A proposal from the Office of Tax Simplification for gig workers to pay income tax could create confusion around employer status, experts have warned.

25 July 2018

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

Lawyers’ advice on keeping payment errors to a minimum

Employment lawyers have revealed some of the more common pitfalls recruiters encounter when falling foul of National Minimum Wage (NMW) rules as evidence has emerged of a rise in the number of whistleblower reports regarding underpayment.

19 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

Bank holiday bonanza for staff if England win World Cup?

Football may well be coming home but that may not make any difference to whether agency workers or consultants alike can score an additional bank holiday next week if England win the World Cup.

11 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

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