Legislation/Regulation

Staffline increases amount set aside for national minium wage liabilities

Recruitment and training group Staffline has almost doubled the amount it sets aside for liabilities connected with past non-compliance with national minimum wage rules.

17 June 2019

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IT/Telecoms 17 June 2019

NHSI adds ‘break glass’ clause to ensure safe staffing within health service

NHS Improvement has added a “break glass” clause to ensure safe staffing within NHS trusts.

Recruitment agency loses appeal to get its licence back

A recruitment agency has lost its appeal against having its licence refused after a judge said workers at the agency were left open to potential exploitation.

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

Aiding and abetting illegal gangmaster lands two in court

Two men have admitted helping an illegal gangmaster following investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

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

Head of Romanian political party jailed in fake job scandal

A high-ranking Romanian politician has been sent to prison for using his status to get party members fake jobs.

Public sector 29 May 2019

Lack of time pushes firms to consider blanket approach on IR35

More than half of UK firms are considering taking a blanket approach and placing contractors within the scope of IR35 because they do not have time to assess cases on an individual basis.

28 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

Use of HMRC’s CEST tool by Met Office and CCS criticised by contracting body

ContractorCalculator has raised further concerns over the accuracy of HM Revenue & Customs’ Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.

Public sector 14 May 2019

Government uses gender-neutral language to find biggest talent pool

Recruiters should use gender-neutral language to guard against unconscious bias creeping into job adverts.

Legal 13 May 2019

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