Legislation

Recruiters back AAT’s recommendations for late payment legislation

Recruiters have voiced their support for proposals designed to end the practice of late payment, which they say continues to be a persistent problem in the industry.

17 October 2018

CEST assessment rejected by judge

A contractor has successfully proved at an employment tribunal that IR35 was wrongly applied in his case.

Public sector 16 October 2018

Recruiters urged to review sexual harassment policies to protect workers

Recruiters have been urged to review their sexual harassment policies in light of government plans to ban firms from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to stop victims of sexual harassment going to the police.

Legal, HR 15 October 2018

Report suggests private sector off-payroll battle is over

The battle to stop off-payroll rules being extended into the private sector appears to be lost, according to reports.

Public sector 12 October 2018

Second man arrested in GLAA Barnsley car wash raid

A second man has been arrested in connection with raids by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) at two hand car washes in the Barnsley area last week.

Industrial/Manufacturing 12 October 2018

Don’t copy gender processes if ethnicity pay gap reporting is introduced

Recruiters have been urged not to simply replicate processes to assess gender pay gap reporting when reporting their ethnicity pay gap.

11 October 2018

Recruiters: put mental health at top of your agenda

Recruiters who fail to have an effective mental health policy in place run the risk of breaching both health & safety and equality legislation.

10 October 2018

ASA slams ‘job’ ad by Aston James Consulting

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against a recruitment agency found to have been advertising a training course rather than an actual job.

Marketing, IT/Telecoms 10 October 2018

GLAA dawn raid nabs suspected gangmaster in South Wales

A man has been arrested on suspicion of labour exploitation offences after an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in South Wales.

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Recruiters could act as key link in Labour’s new immigration work visa proposals

Labour’s new immigration policy presents an opportunity for recruiters with access to in-demand candidates from outside the EU, lawyers say.

Healthcare/Medical 14 September 2018

More cost for agencies if McDonnell’s proposals brought in

Commitments for additional protections for workers promised by shadow chancellor John McDonnell (pictured) earlier this week result in recruiters facing cases being brought by agency workers for unfair dismissal.

13 September 2018

Arrests made following GLAA operation in Coventry

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) operation in Coventry.

13 September 2018

Three arrested after claims of forced labour on building sites

Three people have been arrested after modern slavery warrants were issued in South Buckinghamshire.

Construction & property 12 September 2018

Modern slavery victims rescued in GLAA operation in Cambridgeshire

Potential modern day slavery victims have been rescued following a multi-agency operation carried out in Cambridgeshire late last week.

10 September 2018

GLAA arrest three suspected of human labour abuses in Derbyshire

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has arrested a man and two women on suspicion of human trafficking offences in Derbyshire.

7 September 2018

Industry slams shelving of self-employed tax cut by government

The government has announced it will no longer proceed with a planned tax cut for the UK’s self-employed.

7 September 2018

Government plans for fruit and veg workers slammed

A government initiative to enable fruit and vegetable growers to recruit non-EU migrants as seasonal workers post-Brexit has been slammed as “too little, too late”.

Retail, Transport & logistics 6 September 2018

ASA upholds complaint against Netcom Training job ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a job advert placed by training company Netcom Training early this year.

IT/Telecoms 5 September 2018

Working on commute could breach NMW rules, recruiters are warned

Any move to include work emails sent during the commute as working time could result in recruiters falling foul of National Minimum Wage (NMW) rules, lawyers have warned.

3 September 2018

Recruiters urged to monitor ethnicity and disability pay gap now

Recruiters have been urged to start getting to grips with monitoring ethnicity and disability at their agencies if they don’t already do so.

31 August 2018

Employment tribunal dismisses agency worker appeal

An employment tribunal has dismissed an appeal challenging a ruling that found a security guard was an agency worker and not a permanent employee, under the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) 2010.

Construction & property 29 August 2018

End of 9 to 5 working means recruiters must be more flexible

As more and more workers shun the traditional 9 to 5 working day, recruiters have been urged to take flexible working requests from consultants seriously or run the risk of discrimination claims.

21 August 2018

GLAA investigations convict three in Northern Ireland

Three Lithuanian men have been convicted of gangmaster offences in Northern Ireland.

Take ‘common sense’ approach with religious views in interviews

Recruiters have been urged to advise clients to take a “common sense” approach if candidates do not wish to make any physical contact with interviewers due to their religious beliefs.

20 August 2018

Two arrests made in connection with forced labour offences in Berkshire

Two people have been arrested as part of an operation targeting modern slavery and forced labour in Aldermaston in Berkshire.

20 August 2018

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