Legislation/Regulation

Medical recruiter employee wins £8k at employment tribunal

A recruitment agency employee, whose manager suggested she may be faking symptoms of anxiety and depression, has won more than £8k at an employment tribunal.

Public sector, HR 13 August 2018

Recruiters warned of need to prepare for possible IR35 extension

Recruiters have been urged not to “sit on their hands” and get on with preparing for the possible extension of off-payroll working rules into the private sector.

10 August 2018

Home Office launches review into modern slavery and labour exploitation

The Home Office has revealed plans to launch an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to ensure it can keep in step with ever evolving labour exploitation crime.

HR 7 August 2018

GLAA arrests suspected unlicensed gangmaster in dawn raid

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and gangmaster offences.

Extending gender pay gap reporting could hit SME recruiters hard

Significant work lies ahead of SME recruiters if the government extends gender pay gap reporting rules to firms with more than 50 employees from the current 250.

2 August 2018

Recruiters advised to pass on criminal record checks showing acquittals to clients

Recruiters expose themselves to significant liability if they fail to pass on details of criminal record checks, even in cases where the candidate has been acquitted.

HR 1 August 2018

No current plans to extend gangmaster licensing to hotels and restaurants

The government’s director of labour market enforcement has no current plans to extend gangmaster licensing into the hotels, restaurant & food service and warehousing sectors.

Recruiting from overseas post-Brexit

Damon Culbert of the Immigration Advice Service advises recruiters and businesses on hiring talent from abroad post-Brexit.

30 July 2018

Recruiters, have dress down codes but don’t discriminate

Employment lawyers have revealed to Recruiter how agencies can develop dress codes that don’t flout discrimination rules.

26 July 2018

Director supplying farm labourers banned for failing to pay NMW

A director of a company supplying farm labourers has been banned for seven years for repeatedly failing to pay workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Agriculture 3 July 2018

BT disputes CWU union claims of two-year probation period

BT disputes union claims it is imposing two-year probationary periods on all new joiners, including former agency staff.

IT/Telecoms, HR 2 July 2018

Workchain staff could face jail for pension scheme fraud

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency will have to wait until August to find out if they will be jailed for trying to save money by impersonating their temporary workers to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme.

Legal 28 June 2018

Dress-code dilemmas over shorts in the heat

Recruiters that allow female consultants but not their male colleagues to wear shorts in hot weather run the risk of discrimination cases being brought against them.

HR 27 June 2018

GLAA joins Greater Manchester Police in exploitation operation at car wash

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) officers have conducted a joint operation with Greater Manchester Police (GMP).

To be or not to be a worker – that is the unanswered question

The question of what defines a worker and what does not has once again hit the headlines.

Recruiters sceptical over settled status implementation

Recruiters have welcomed the government’s proposals to relax the criteria for EU nationals settled status post-Brexit, however some have raised concerns over implementation and delivery.

25 June 2018

MEPs approve copyright changes that could affect use of memes

A committee of MEPs has approved changes to European copyright law that could dramatically affect how recruiters market their business through memes on social media.

21 June 2018

Visa cap set to be waived for NHS

Recruiters have welcomed reports government is about to relax immigration rules to enable more doctors and nurses from outside the EU to come and work in the UK.

Supreme Court ruling upsets flexible working apple cart in landmark case

The rights of flexible workers have been thrown back into the spotlight in light of a plumber’s legal victory in a Supreme Court ruling today.

EU law could hit recruiters using memes under new copyright rules

Recruiters using memes to market their business could see these memes removed by social media platforms, if new European copyright rules are given the go-ahead.

Senior recruitment staff guilty of opting temps out of pension scheme

Senior staff at a national recruitment agency have pleaded guilty to trying to save money by impersonating their temporary workers to opt them out of their workplace pension scheme.

HR 8 June 2018

Javid promises to revisit visa caps for skilled workers

Recruiters have backed a commitment from the home secretary to take a “fresh look” at the cap on the number of skilled workers being given visas.

Public sector, Engineering 4 June 2018

Costs set to rise for recruiters sending workers within Europe

Recruiters can expect additional costs as a result of new European Union rules on the posting of workers temporarily to another EU state.

HR 30 May 2018

ContractorCalculator rejects HMRC fact sheet claims on CEST

The CEO of ContractorCalculator, an online portal for contractors and freelancers, is disputing claims made by HM Revenue & Customs about the accuracy of HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax service (CEST) tool.

Public sector 29 May 2018

GDPR could clean up recruitment sector, say recruiters

New general data protection regulation (GDPR) legislation could raise standards across the recruitment sector, ridding it of bad practice and “cowboy” recruiters.

HR 25 May 2018

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