Legislation

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.

IR35 raises more questions as BBC presenters lose test case

Three BBC presenters have lost an IR35 case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Creative/Digital/Media 19 September 2019

Understand rights of workers with disabilities and get to grips with Equality Act

Recruiters have been urged to gain a better understanding of how the Equality Act 2010 protects disabled workers.

29 July 2019

Three suspected human traffickers arrested in Luton

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after a major operation targeting a suspected organised crime group.

25 July 2019

Contractors will turn to umbrella companies thanks to IR35 changes

Most recruiters anticipate umbrella company usage to soar in response to changes to IR35 in the private sector.

25 July 2019

Recruiters should review NDAs in line with proposed new legislation

Recruiters have been urged to review existing agreements in light of government plans for new regulations tackling the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

24 July 2019

Calculate agency workers’ holiday correctly, recruiters are warned

Recruiters have been urged to ensure they calculate agency workers’ holiday pay properly.

22 July 2019

Recruiters claim clients unaware of off-payroll rules in private sector

Less than half of recruiters think their clients are aware that off-payroll rules are set to be extended into the private sector from next April.

22 July 2019

Recruiters can steal a march on competitors by being more flexible with their working

Recruiters who successfully introduce flexible working can guard against an exodus of talent making for the door.

18 July 2019

Recruiters back single new body to protect workers’ employment rights

Recruiters have given their backing to government proposals for single labour market enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses.

Retail, Agriculture 18 July 2019

Consultation on single body to improve workers’ rights

The government has announced a consultation on proposals to create a single labour market enforcement body to improve enforcement of employment rights for workers and businesses.

Retail, Agriculture 17 July 2019

Recruiters need to be aware of sick pay proposals or risk fines

Recruiters have been warned to be alive to government proposals that could see millions of workers receive statutory sick pay (SSP) for the first time or risk being fined.

HR 17 July 2019

Full Strength campaign calls for reforms to overseas workers regulations

Recruitment organisations are among a coalition of bodies that have joined together in a campaign aimed at the next prime minister to avoid a skills disaster.

Retail, Public sector 17 July 2019

Case highlights religious beliefs can’t ‘top trump’ other protected characteristics

While recruiters have a duty to accommodate workers’ religious beliefs, this does not require them to bow to demands, which may cause them to breach their discrimination responsibilities.

15 July 2019

Countdown to IR35 legislation in the private sector begins

The countdown to the extension of controversial rules extending off-payroll rules into the private sector has begun in earnest following government’s publication of draft legislation yesterday.

12 July 2019

Recruits needed to test compliance in their local pubs

A provider of ID and compliance services is seeking professional ‘pub testers’.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 12 July 2019

Recruiters next in firing line for ICO data breach fines?

Andy Lord, co-founder of IT and technology recruiter Rethink Group, has warned that recruiters are an obvious target for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and that recruitment companies are at risk.

Recruitment director labelled ‘serious defaulter’ and refused GLAA licence

A company director labelled a “serious defaulter” has been refused a licence with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

11 July 2019

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