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GLAA refuses licence from daughter of man whose own licence had been revoked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

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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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