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

Court upholds Egon Zehnder’s use of restrictive covenants

A landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court yesterday has far reaching implications for recruiters’ use of restrictive covenants.

Executive search 4 July 2019

Don’t bury your head in the sand over IR35, recruiters warned

Despite nearly half of recruitment agency bosses being unclear of the new IR35 private sector rules, Recruiter spoke to some who are ahead of the game.

3 July 2019

Be wary of office banter about sexuality – it could land you in court

Recruiters have been warned to ensure they have policies in place to prevent consultants being made to feel uncomfortable due to their sexuality.

2 July 2019

Good news for locums as judge gives split decision in IR35 ruling

A tax tribunal judge has concluded two different outcomes for separate engagements between a urologist and two different hospitals – ruling one inside and the other outside IR35 rules.

Healthcare/Medical 2 July 2019

REC launches petition to reform Apprenticeship Levy

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has launched a petition calling for the government’s Apprenticeship Levy to be changed to a flexible training levy.

Man arrested following GLAA raid in nail bar

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a raid at a nail bar in the North-East.

Retail 26 June 2019

Recruiters call for cut in £30k migrant salary threshold

Recruiters have welcomed the news that the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered a rethink of Theresa May’s post-Brexit plans for a £30k minimum salary threshold for migrants.

25 June 2019

Take Pride in your job adverts to avoid a fall

New guidance by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has highlighted the pitfalls and dangers of ads and marketing aimed at or featuring members of the LGBT community.

Marketing 25 June 2019

Hudson Freelance launches ahead of private sector off-payroll rules

Hudson Contract, an East Yorkshire payroll firm, has launched Hudson Freelance, a new company to help protect businesses from falling foul of the off-payroll rules that are due to come into effect next year.

Recruiters warned to avoid discriminating against people with dementia

Recruiters have been warned to avoid knowingly participating in discriminatory action against people with dementia in light of new research showing the extent of the UK’s failure to understand the condition.

20 June 2019

Independent reviews should determine IR35 status, say almost half of contractors

Independent reviews hold the key to determining IR35 status, according to almost half of the 1,000 limited company contractors surveyed by IR35 specialist Qdos.

19 June 2019

FINANCIALS: ClearStar sees revenue rise

Revenue for the first five months of 2019 is up 14% year-on-year for US background-checking firm ClearStar.

18 June 2019

Staffline increases amount set aside for national minimum 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


This week's launches include: GLAA, Jobrapido, La Fosse Associates, Morgan Hunt, Understanding Recruitment, West Midlands Combined Authority, Whitehall Resources

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.

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