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Watch out for gender stereotypes in ads, recruiters warned

Recruiters have been warned to be extra cautious when designing new job adverts in light of a new rule aimed at tackling gender stereotypes in advertising.

18 December 2018

Agency workers get more rights in new government proposals

The government is to scrap the so-called Swedish derogation, which enables some firms to pay agency workers less than permanent staff.

HR 17 December 2018

Recruiters warned to clamp down on inappropriate hugging

Recruiters can be held liable if their consultants fall victim to inappropriate hugging in the workplace.

5 December 2018

Don’t ask about beliefs as ethical vegan case highlights complications

Recruiters have been urged to resist asking questions about candidates’ beliefs in light of a case of involving a worker who claims he was sacked due to his veganism.

4 December 2018

GLAA appeal for witnesses in ‘man in shed’ investigation

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is appealing for witnesses to come forward to help its investigation into the alleged exploitation of a vulnerable worker in Cumbria.

4 December 2018

Be wary of equality Clauses when hiring Santa

Recruiters should tread carefully when considering male or female candidates to play Santa in paid roles this Christmas or risk falling foul of the Equality Act.

29 November 2018

Two arrested in Greater Manchester following anti-slavery operation

Greater Manchester Police have rescued 17 people following dawn raids in an anti-slavery operation yesterday [21 November].

Hospitality/Leisure 22 November 2018

GLAA arrests man in Coventry for suspected labour abuses

A man has been arrested by Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority officers on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences in Coventry.

21 November 2018

Take mental health more seriously, recruiters urged

Recruiters have been urged to take mental health in the workplace seriously or risk fines or even criminal penalties.

Legal, HR 19 November 2018

Draft Brexit agreement delivers on one of recruitment’s concerns

Prime Minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit agreement does deliver on one of the most pressing concerns for recruiters – the ability to do trade deals with non-EU countries.

16 November 2018

Draft Brexit document means recruiters can place EU talent until end 2020

While this week’s draft Brexit agreement between the UK and the EU is proving deeply unpopular in Parliament, recruiters will welcome the extra “breathing space” it affords them in enabling them to place EU talent until the end of 2020.

15 November 2018

Parliamentary committee calls for licensing of hand car washes

Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has demanded car washes be licensed to prevent the exploitation of workers.

Industrial/Manufacturing 15 November 2018

Addison Lee ruling puts employee status to the fore again

The issue of employee status and what it means to be a worker has hit the headlines once again following an employment appeal tribunal ruling on the status of drivers working for private hire taxi company Addison Lee.

Transport & logistics 15 November 2018

Man arrested in GLAA raid in East London

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

Construction & property 14 November 2018

GLAA refuses licence from daughter of man whose own licence had been revoked

The daughter of a man who lost his Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence back in 2013 has now had her application for a licence refused.

Agriculture 13 November 2018

Retailers join together to stop exploitation in textile industry

UK retailers John Lewis (pictured), M&S, New Look, NEXT, River Island and Shop Direct have signed up to a joint agreement aimed at combating labour exploitation in UK textiles manufacturing.

Retail, Transport & logistics 13 November 2018

Don’t let candidates identify by ‘biological age’ on CV

Recruiters have been urged to push back against any attempt candidates make to identify by their ‘biological’ age.

9 November 2018

Two arrested for trafficking workers in food services sector

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking offences in Lincolnshire.

Industrial/Manufacturing 9 November 2018

Nine jailed for recruiting Latvian victims in modern slavery abuse operation

Nine gang members who trafficked vulnerable Latvian men and women to Derby have been jailed for more than 33 years.
 

8 November 2018

Two arrested after man living in shed tells of having to work for food

A man and a woman have been arrested following the discovery of a potential modern slavery victim, who had been living in a concrete shed for the last four years.

1 November 2018

Carry out a business audit now despite delay in IR35 extension

Recruiters have been urged to get on with auditing their businesses now, despite a delay in the extension of off-payroll rules into the private sector.

30 October 2018

Recruiters divided over what Budget may bring for off-payroll rules

Recruiters are awaiting the chancellor’s Budget speech later today with bated breath, ahead of the confirmation of an expected extension of off-payroll rules into the private sector.

Public sector 29 October 2018

Illegal opt-outs cost recruitment directors and senior staff £280k+

Recruitment directors and senior staff have been ordered to pay more than £280k for plotting to illegally opt workers out of the company pension scheme.

29 October 2018

Students learn how to spot labour exploitation in the workplace

Students from an East Midlands college are to benefit from practical sessions designed to improve their knowledge of modern slavery and labour exploitation in the workplace.

Three arrested for modern slavery offences in South Wales

On #AntiSlaveryDay, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has released news of more labour exploitation.

18 October 2018

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