Legislation/Regulation

HMRC should never have gone ahead with ‘slam dunk’ Lorraine Kelly IR35 case

After HMRC lost an IR35 Tribunal case against TV presenter Lorraine Kelly yesterday, industry experts have said that HMRC never had a strong case and shouldn’t have gone ahead with it.

Hospitality/Leisure 21 March 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of charging job-finding fees

A man has been arrested on suspicion of acting as an unlicensed gangmaster after allegations that overseas workers were charged ‘fees’ to find them jobs.

GLAA arrests Romanian man for worker exploitation

Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) have arrested a Romanian man on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

Industrial/Manufacturing 15 March 2019

Spring Statement: Recruiters’ views on late payments, Apprenticeship Levy, contractors

Recruiters have welcomed government action on late payments requiring company’s audit committees to review payment practices and report on them in their annual accounts.

GLAA rescue modern slavery worker in Bradford

A Polish man believed to have been trafficked to the UK and exploited has been rescued by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Bradford.

Industrial/Manufacturing 13 March 2019
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IR35's rocky road

Agencies, contractors and end clients face a bumpy ride ahead, as the changes to IR35 are extended to the private sector. Colin Cottell looks at ways to ensure a smoother journey  

11 March 2019

Government to unify labour enforcement bodies

The government has announced plans for a single labour market enforcement body, bringing several enforcement bodies under one roof.

7 March 2019

Police and GLAA dawn raids lead to five arrests in South-East London

Four men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences following dawn raids in South-East London.

7 March 2019

Trade bodies commit to working with government over private sector rules

Recruitment trade bodies have committed to engaging with government over the planned implementation of off-payroll working rules for the private sector from April 2020.

Public sector, Engineering 7 March 2019

Midlands hand car washes inspected in scheme to protect workers

Thirty hand car washes in the Midlands are to be inspected and audited this month as part of an industry-led pilot project tackling modern slavery and lack of compliance within the hand car wash industry.

Industrial/Manufacturing 1 February 2019

Minor convictions ‘not relevant’ when applying for jobs following court ruling

The government may have to reform the current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) system due to a landmark ruling handed down by the Supreme Court yesterday.

HR 31 January 2019

Staffing firms ignore ongoing Brexit bickering and carry on recruiting

Recruiters are keeping calm and carrying on at the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

30 January 2019

Be wary of including time of experience in job ads

Recruiters should ensure clients that ask for a specific number of years’ experience in job ads can effectively justify their reasons for including it.

29 January 2019

Recruitment agency loses appeal against losing GLAA licence

A Boston-based recruitment agency, which had its Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence revoked, has lost its appeal against the decision.

29 January 2019

Instagram sharing comes with same warnings when chatting with candidates

Recruiters have been warned to be just as wary about using Instagram to communicate with candidates as other chat platforms.

28 January 2019

Stay off messaging channels when communicating with candidates

Recruiters should avoid communicating with candidates over social media messaging channels such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

Legal 24 January 2019

GLAA arrest man on modern slavery offences in Ipswich

A man has been arrested by anti-slavery investigators in Ipswich on suspicion of modern slavery and unlicensed gangmaster offences.

Industrial/Manufacturing 24 January 2019

How recruiters deal with ghosting and GDPR regulations

As ghosting becomes more and more prevalent, recruiters have been warned to ensure their GDPR (general data protection regulation) policies take account of the emerging trend or run the risk of massive fines.

23 January 2019

Man arrested in joint modern slavery operation in London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences within the construction industry as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

Construction & property 23 January 2019

Settled status: recruiters warned of grey area between helping and advising

As the Prime Minister waives the fee for EU nationals wishing to stay in the UK post-Brexit, recruiters have been warned to avoid providing immigration advice on Brexit to workers on their books or risk being fined or even jailed.

Legal, HR 22 January 2019

Don’t ignore early signs of stress, recruitment bosses warned

<p>Today is Blue Monday – regarded as the most depressing day of the year – and recruitment is near the top of the professions where workers are most likely to experience stress.</p>

HR 21 January 2019

Deal or no deal, recruiters believe in resilience of business

Recruiters are divided over how damaging a no-deal Brexit would be for the UK’s labour market.

16 January 2019

Government’s 10-year NHS plan no good without the staff

The NHS 10-year plan will be ineffective unless it is underpinned by effective workforce planning, claim recruiters.

Public sector, Life sciences 8 January 2019

Does Universal Credit discriminate against self-employed?

A single mother is taking the government to court over its Universal Credit system, claiming it discriminates against the self-employed and those in flexible roles where their earnings can vary from month to month.

8 January 2019

Army campaign raises consent concerns when using staff images in recruitment

Recruiters have been urged to ensure they secure informed consent from employees when using their images in recruitment campaigns or risk breaching general data protection regulations (GDPR).

7 January 2019

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