Legislation

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
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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

GLAA joins forces to check for unlicensed shellfish operators

A multi-agency operation aimed at ensuring the safety of cockle pickers has taken place in South Wales (pictured).

Agriculture 25 October 2019

RBS joins Lloyds and Barclays in only using PAYE contractors

Royal Bank of Scotland is the latest financial institution that has told its contractors it will no longer engage them unless they go on the books.

Private sector off-payroll rules throws up admin nightmare for HR professionals

Almost half of HR professionals report that they are drowning in paperwork due to the “administrative nightmare” of off-payroll rules being extended into the private sector from April next year.

IT/Telecoms 24 October 2019

Recruiters urged to make websites accessible to disabled candidates

Recruiters have been urged to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their websites to ensure they are accessible to disabled candidates.

23 October 2019

GLAA officers arrest modern slavery suspect

The GLAA (Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority) has arrested a man on suspicion of committing acts of forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

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.

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