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Recruiters shun the Golden State due to stringent labour laws

Onerous employment laws, combined with a high cost of living in California, is causing an exodus of talent – and making recruiters think twice about expanding to the Golden State.

Retail, Transport & logistics 13 September 2019

Government launches independent review into loan charge scheme

The government has announced an independent review of the controversial loan charge.

12 September 2019

International students can apply for work rather than leave the UK

Government proposals enabling international students to stay in the UK after graduation to find a job is great news for recruiters.

TUC class discrimination ban could create legal minefield

TUC plans to ban class discrimination in the workplace would be unworkable unless recruiters are given very clear guidance around the implementation of any new rules.

9 September 2019

‘Some sort of immigration permission’ needed for EU workers say employment lawyers

Recruiters should prepare for EU workers gaining some form of permission to work in the UK from November of this year.

20 August 2019

Don’t avoid auto-enrolment obligations, warn employment experts

Recruiters who deliberately try and avoid their auto-enrolment obligations to their workers run the risk of heavy fines from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) – even prison.

14 August 2019

Freelance organisations demand halt to private sector legislation

Organisations have written an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Sajid Javid calling on them to stop new contractor legislation in the private sector.

13 August 2019

Banning redheads in job ads could break race discrimination rules

Recruiters writing job adverts banning redheads from applying could be breaking race discrimination rules.

12 August 2019

Recruitment agency and MD prosecuted over pension avoidance

A Hertfordshire-based recruitment agency and its managing director are to be prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) on suspicion of trying to avoid providing their staff with a workplace pension.

12 August 2019

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

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