Legislation/Regulation

Recruitment bosses warned of personal liability risks in breaches of workers’ contracts

Recruiters have been warned about the risks of being personally held responsible for breaches of workers’ employment contracts.

24 April 2019

Spent convictions might not have to be disclosed under proposed new plans

Recruiters have been urged to review policies and processes in light of a proposal from the Home Secretary aimed at preventing people with spent convictions being denied jobs.

23 April 2019

Loose Woman Adams case again highlights faults in IR35 legislation

Presenter and journalist Kaye Adams has won an IR35 Tribunal appeal case against HM Revenue & Customs.

Creative/Digital/Media 17 April 2019

Agency workers fight claim against staffing agency and Royal Mail

A law firm is pursuing a group action campaign against Angard Staffing Solutions and Royal Mail Group.

Legal, HR 17 April 2019

GLAA arrest second man as part of worker in shed investigation

A second man has been arrested by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) on suspicion of modern slavery offences in connection with allegations that a vulnerable worker lived in a shed and was exploited over a 40-year period.

17 April 2019

EU rules provide for greater protection for gig workers

The European Parliament has approved new EU rules aimed at providing greater protections for gig economy workers.

Retail, Agriculture 17 April 2019
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Time running out to get the IR35 rules right

The clock is ticking on getting the rules around IR35 right, warns the REC.

17 April 2019

Reaction: Abolition of Swedish derogation will ‘drive up industry standards’

Recruitment industry representatives have largely backed the government’s decision to repeal the Swedish derogation in a year’s time.

11 April 2019

Review contracts before Swedish derogation ends

Recruiters have been urged to review contracts and processes ahead of the abolition of the Swedish derogation model in a year’s time.

11 April 2019

Contractors don’t believe private sector is ready for IR35 reforms

More than three in four contractors have little confidence to manage the extension of off-payroll rules into the private sector from April of next year.

11 February 2019

Two arrested in GLAA raid in Oldham

A man and woman have been arrested following a modern slavery operation in Oldham, which also resulted in seven people being rescued.

7 February 2019

Agency worker awarded more than £22k damages from pregnancy discrimination

An agency worker found to have suffered pregnancy discrimination has been awarded more than £22k in damages.

Public sector 6 February 2019

HMRC refutes ContractorCalculator claims of CEST inaccuracies

HM Revenue & Customs has expressed confidence in the accuracy of its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) as the tool has come under increasing scrutiny.

5 February 2019

Get your cyber bullying policies in place to protect agency workers

Recruiters should have robust policies in place aimed at preventing cyber bullying protecting their consultants, as well as their agency workers out on assignment.

Legal, HR 5 February 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

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