Legislation/Regulation

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.

Employers urged to act fast on lower-skilled EU workers

Employers that hire lower-skilled workers from the EU have been advised to act fast if they want to guarantee being able to retain them in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

15 October 2019

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

Tories talk toxic politics, Brexit, recalling parliament – and jobs: REC reports from conference

The REC continues its reporting from all the major party conferences. The Conservative Party conference in Manchester is the final one.

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

Diverse views accommodated but discriminatory behaviour isn’t

Recruiters should make it clear to candidates at interview that while they will accommodate diverse views, they will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour.

1 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

GLAA detain Romanian national at airport for modern slavery offences

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences after returning to the UK from Romania.

Resist rolling up pay for agency workers, recruiters are warned

Recruiters have been urged to resist ‘rolling up’ holiday pay for agency workers, as new research reveals a high number of agency workers that claim they are missing out on holiday pay and pay slips.

17 September 2019

Webinar advises recruiters to work with clients and contractors around IR35 obligations

Recruiters have been warned to develop a collaborative approach straightaway involving clients and contractors alike to determine IR35 status.

16 September 2019

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.

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Government’s post-Brexit scheme for EU workers is good news for recruiters

The government’s move to enable EU citizens to apply for temporary leave to remain in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit is good news for recruiters.

5 September 2019

GLAA charges three people with modern slavery offences

Three people have now been charged with modern slavery offences in South Wales by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Industrial/Manufacturing 5 September 2019

Recruiters show mixed response to dramatic events in Parliament

Continued Brexit uncertainty created by last night’s dramatic events in Parliament is causing recruiters concerns about the impact on candidates, clients and their own companies – but some want Parliament to sort out the situation as soon as possible and others are just bored with the whole process.

4 September 2019

Three arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences in Newport following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in South Wales.

Industrial/Manufacturing 4 September 2019

Recruiters face having to advertise jobs with flexible working from day one

Requiring recruiters to advertise jobs offering flexible working as open to all workers from day one in the job would be a game-changer for candidates but could also increase employers’ access to talent.

2 September 2019

Two charged with gangmaster and fraud offences after arrest in Spain

A man and woman have been charged with gangmaster and fraud offences in the Merseyside area after being arrested in Spain.

Industrial/Manufacturing 2 September 2019

Recruiters face having to invest in technology that cuts access to email

Recruiters may have to invest in technology that automatically cuts staff access to email should Ireland introduce rules granting workers the right to switch off from work-related emails outside office hours.

27 August 2019

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