Legislation

NHSI adds ‘break glass’ clause to ensure safe staffing within health service

NHS Improvement has added a “break glass” clause to ensure safe staffing within NHS trusts.

Recruitment agency loses appeal to get its licence back

A recruitment agency has lost its appeal against having its licence refused after a judge said workers at the agency were left open to potential exploitation.

NMW overtime ruling a reminder to keep full record of hours worked

Recruiters must ensure they have a full record of hours worked by those on their books or risk falling foul of National Minimum Wage rules.

12 June 2019

ASA slams job board for placing fake ads

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled three job adverts placed by uk.justjobs.io it suspects were fake should not appear again in their current form.

12 June 2019

Recruiters urged to relook at NDAs to guard against harassment claims

Recruiters should look carefully at their use of non-disclosure agreements so they don’t inadvertently protect perpetrators of harassment at the expense of their victims.

11 June 2019

GLAA revokes recruitment agency’s licence as trio deemed ‘not fit and proper’

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has immediately revoked a Lincolnshire-based recruitment agency’s licence following investigations.

11 June 2019

Confidentiality leaks could harm your business, recruiters warned

A data breach involving Celtic Football Club is a warning to recruiters to have robust processes in place – not least because it could lead to fines for breaching general data protection regulation (GDPR).

Legal, HR 7 June 2019

Recruiters wrestle with US visa demands for social media information

Recruiters are wrestling with new legislation requiring applicants for US visas to submit their social media details.

Recruiters warned not to be complacent over data protection

Recruiters have been urged to pay greater attention to ensuring security of candidates’ personal data.

3 June 2019

Leave ‘positive action’ to clients or risk breaking discrimination laws

Recruiters have been urged to leave decisions around positive action in recruitment to clients or risk falling foul of discrimination rules.

Legal 31 May 2019

Two fined for acting as unlicensed gangmasters in the North-West

Two men found to have been running a recruitment agency in the North-West of England have been fined for acting as unlicensed gangmasters.

Retail, Agriculture 31 May 2019

Recruiters welcome vets and psychologists being added to occupation shortage list

Recruiters have welcomed the Migration Advisory Committee’s “sensible” recommendations to add vets, web designers, psychologists and architects to its shortage occupation list.

Court of Appeal rules on side of Capita regarding enhanced paternity pay

A Court of Appeal ruling involving a division of business outsourcing provider Capita has far reaching consequences for whether statutory paternity pay should be enhanced for fathers.

29 May 2019

GLAA arrests three in Birmingham on suspicion of modern slavery offences

Two Romanian men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

Transport & logistics 24 May 2019

Survey shows recruiters unsure around social media snooping risks

Recruiters have been warned about complying with general data protection regulation (GDPR) when it comes to looking at candidates’ social media profiles.

Report on discriminating against obese workers serves as reminder to recruiters

Recruiters should guard against discriminating against obese candidates or risk being brought to tribunal.

21 May 2019

Two charged with gangmaster offences in Liverpool

Two men have been charged with gangmaster offences in the Merseyside area following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

16 May 2019

Act quickly with adjustments for mental health conditions, recruiters warned

Recruiters that fail to act quickly to put in place workplace adjustments for workers with long-term mental health conditions run the risk of being brought to tribunal.

14 May 2019

Use of HMRC’s CEST tool by Met Office and CCS criticised by contracting body

ContractorCalculator has raised further concerns over the accuracy of HM Revenue & Customs’ Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.

Public sector 14 May 2019

Government uses gender-neutral language to find biggest talent pool

Recruiters should use gender-neutral language to guard against unconscious bias creeping into job adverts.

Legal 13 May 2019

Arguments rage in war of words surrounding HS2 contractors and IR35

HM Revenue & Customs has once again defended its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool following concerns raised over its accuracy.

Man stopped from providing workers to food processing factory

A man has been prevented from supplying workers without a licence following investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Devon.

HMRC refutes ‘blanket IR35 approach’ with Network Rail contractors

HM Revenue & Customs has said it has seen no evidence of blanket IR35 determinations in the public sector.

Recruiters warned ‘daddy day care’ taunts could lead to potential harassment cases

As some fathers face ‘banter’ for taking time off to look after their kids, recruiters have been warned to put in policies in place to prevent being brought to tribunal.

Legal 1 May 2019

Recruitment bosses warned of personal liability risks in breaches of workers’ contracts

Recruiters have been warned about the risks of being personally held responsible for breaches of workers’ employment contracts.

24 April 2019

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