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Recruiters warned of legal risk in dealings with discriminatory employers

Recruiters must be prepared to walk away from clients who think they can get away with asking them to discard female candidates of childbearing age from the recruitment process.

22 August 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

PM's plans to scrap ‘exceptional talent’ limit welcomed by industry

Recruiters have welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that he wants to scrap the limit on Tier 1 ‘exceptional talent’ visas.

Life sciences, Engineering 9 August 2019

Don’t just ask female colleagues to make the tea

Recruiters who expect female consultants to make the tea or coffee could find themselves being brought to tribunal.

7 August 2019

Ex-reality TV contestant praises supportive recruitment firm in coping with fame

A supportive employer has proven invaluable to a recruitment consultant in coping with fame following his stint on reality TV earlier this year.

‘Laddish’ comments made on chat group raises legal worries for recruiters

Recruiters should ensure offending communications have a clear workplace connection if taking action against consultants engaging in sexist ‘banter’ on social media platforms.

Legal, HR 1 August 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

NEW TO THE MARKET: 15-19 JULY 2019

This week’s launches include: Eight Legal, Frank Recruitment Group, Grant Thornton UK, Hogan Assessments

Legal, IT/Telecoms 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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