Legislation

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

Deliveroo CEO backs ‘unicorn visa’ proposal

The CEO of online food delivery company Deliveroo has backed proposals to create a ‘unicorn visa’, giving companies immediate access to the elusive skills they need to grow.

Stay off messaging channels when communicating with candidates

Recruiters should avoid communicating with candidates over social media messaging channels such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

Legal 24 January 2019

GLAA arrest man on modern slavery offences in Ipswich

A man has been arrested by anti-slavery investigators in Ipswich on suspicion of modern slavery and unlicensed gangmaster offences.

Industrial/Manufacturing 24 January 2019

How recruiters deal with ghosting and GDPR regulations

As ghosting becomes more and more prevalent, recruiters have been warned to ensure their GDPR (general data protection regulation) policies take account of the emerging trend or run the risk of massive fines.

23 January 2019

Man arrested in joint modern slavery operation in London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences within the construction industry as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

Construction & property 23 January 2019

Settled status: recruiters warned of grey area between helping and advising

As the Prime Minister waives the fee for EU nationals wishing to stay in the UK post-Brexit, recruiters have been warned to avoid providing immigration advice on Brexit to workers on their books or risk being fined or even jailed.

Legal, HR 22 January 2019

Don’t ignore early signs of stress, recruitment bosses warned

<p>Today is Blue Monday – regarded as the most depressing day of the year – and recruitment is near the top of the professions where workers are most likely to experience stress.</p>

HR 21 January 2019

Deal or no deal, recruiters believe in resilience of business

Recruiters are divided over how damaging a no-deal Brexit would be for the UK’s labour market.

16 January 2019

Industry welcomes government commitment to review loan charge

Representatives of contractors and freelancers have welcomed the Treasury’s commitment to reviewing the loan charge that is due to come into effect from April.

10 January 2019

Government’s 10-year NHS plan no good without the staff

The NHS 10-year plan will be ineffective unless it is underpinned by effective workforce planning, claim recruiters.

Public sector, Life sciences 8 January 2019

Does Universal Credit discriminate against self-employed?

A single mother is taking the government to court over its Universal Credit system, claiming it discriminates against the self-employed and those in flexible roles where their earnings can vary from month to month.

8 January 2019

Army campaign raises consent concerns when using staff images in recruitment

Recruiters have been urged to ensure they secure informed consent from employees when using their images in recruitment campaigns or risk breaching general data protection regulations (GDPR).

7 January 2019

Immigration White Paper visa ‘too short’ to be attractive

The recruitment industry has on the whole reacted negatively to the proposals laid out in the government’s immigration White Paper.

Court confirms Uber drivers are workers

Uber has lost its legal appeal that its drivers are independent contractors after the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that they are workers.

Transport & logistics, Legal 20 December 2018

Immigration salary threshold ‘would kill care sector’

Any minimum salary threshold for workers eligible to apply for a visa introduced as part of the UK’s post Brexit skills-based immigration system “doesn’t make any sense” and would “kill the care sector”, according to a care sector recruiter.

Social care, Hospitality/Leisure 19 December 2018

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

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