Legislation

Loose Woman Adams case again highlights faults in IR35 legislation

Presenter and journalist Kaye Adams has won an IR35 Tribunal appeal case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Creative/Digital/Media 17 April 2019

Agency workers fight claim against staffing agency and Royal Mail

A law firm is pursuing a group action campaign against Angard Staffing Solutions and Royal Mail Group.

Legal, HR 17 April 2019

GLAA arrest second man as part of worker in shed investigation

A second man has been arrested by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on suspicion of modern slavery offences in connection with allegations that a vulnerable worker lived in a shed and was exploited over a 40-year period.

17 April 2019

EU rules provide for greater protection for gig workers

The European Parliament has approved new EU rules aimed at providing greater protections for gig economy workers.

Retail, Agriculture 17 April 2019

Get to grips with new minimum wage levels to avoid being named and shamed

Recruiters have been urged to avoid some of the more common mistakes in complying with new NMW rules, which could lead to them being named and shamed by government.

9 April 2019

GLAA prevents two gangmasters from illegally supplying workers

Two people have been prevented from supplying workers without a licence in separate investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in the West Midlands.

Recruiters warned of candidates bearing false degrees

Recruiters have been urged not to take degree certificates at face value in light of the closure of 75 websites that fraudulently offered UK degrees.

8 April 2019

Off-payroll rules and loan charge take centre stage in Parliament and for recruiters

Controversial off-payroll rules remain a concern for recruiters a year away from their implementation in the private sector.

Public sector 8 April 2019

New rules on payslips this week could land recruiters in trouble

Failure to comply with two amendments to the 1996 Employment Rights Act coming into force this week could see recruiters run the risk of being named and shamed by government for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage.

Beware of April Fools’ Day pranks or the joke could be on you

Recruiters should resist becoming April fools due to pranks played in the workplace.

Legal, HR 1 April 2019

Recruiters are urged to flag up the duty of spotting violence early on

Recruiters have been urged to raise awareness among workers on their books about a proposed duty that would see teachers and NHS workers England and Wales held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people.

Public sector, Social care 1 April 2019

Recruiters, be aware of outsourced workers legal ruling

Recruiters have been urged to be aware of the rights of outsourced workers following a ruling handed down by the High Court earlier this week.

EU Copyright Directive could hit memes that market jobs

Recruiters’ ability to use memes to market jobs on social media platforms could be severely undermined due to a directive backed by the European Union.

HMRC investigations into Apprenticeship Levy fees double

The number of investigations launched by HM Revenue & Customs into the underpayment of the Apprenticeship Levy has more than doubled in a year.

GLAA prevents man illegally supplying workers with enforcement undertaking

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) investigators have prevented a man living in Nottingham from supplying workers without a licence.

Industrial/Manufacturing 26 March 2019

No-deal Brexit? Don’t treat EU candidates differently

Recruiters should not immediately treat EU candidates differently, even in the wake of a no-deal Brexit, or they could risk falling foul of discrimination rules.

25 March 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of charging job-finding fees

A man has been arrested on suspicion of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster after allegations that overseas workers were charged ‘fees’ to find them jobs.

GLAA arrests Romanian man for worker exploitation

Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have arrested a Romanian man on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

Industrial/Manufacturing 15 March 2019

Spring Statement: Recruiters’ views on late payments, Apprenticeship Levy, contractors

Recruiters have welcomed government action on late payments requiring company’s audit committees to review payment practices and report on them in their annual accounts.

GLAA rescue modern slavery worker in Bradford

A Polish man believed to have been trafficked to the UK and exploited has been rescued by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Bradford.

Industrial/Manufacturing 13 March 2019

Government to unify labour enforcement bodies

The government has announced plans for a single labour market enforcement body, bringing several enforcement bodies under one roof.

7 March 2019

Police and GLAA dawn raids lead to five arrests in South-East London

Four men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences following dawn raids in South-East London.

7 March 2019

Trade bodies commit to working with government over private sector rules

Recruitment trade bodies have committed to engaging with government over the planned implementation of off-payroll working rules for the private sector from April 2020.

Public sector, Engineering 7 March 2019

Consultation opens on off-payroll rules in private sector

The government has opened its consultation on implementing off-payroll working rules from April 2020.

5 March 2019

Recruiters urged to get NDAs in order before new proposals become law

Recruiters should review their policies connected to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

5 March 2019

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