Legislation/Regulation

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

Head of Romanian political party jailed in fake job scandal

A high-ranking Romanian politician has been sent to prison for using his status to get party members fake jobs.

Public sector 29 May 2019

Lack of time pushes firms to consider blanket approach on IR35

More than half of UK firms are considering taking a blanket approach and placing contractors within the scope of IR35 because they do not have time to assess cases on an individual basis.

28 May 2019

GLAA arrests three in Birmingham on suspicion of modern slavery offences

Two Romanian men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery and human trafficking offences.

Transport & logistics 24 May 2019

Survey shows recruiters unsure around social media snooping risks

Recruiters have been warned about complying with general data protection regulation (GDPR) when it comes to looking at candidates’ social media profiles.

Report on discriminating against obese workers serves as reminder to recruiters

Recruiters should guard against discriminating against obese candidates or risk being brought to tribunal.

21 May 2019

Two charged with gangmaster offences in Liverpool

Two men have been charged with gangmaster offences in the Merseyside area following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

16 May 2019

Act quickly with adjustments for mental health conditions, recruiters warned

Recruiters that fail to act quickly to put in place workplace adjustments for workers with long-term mental health conditions run the risk of being brought to tribunal.

14 May 2019

Use of HMRC’s CEST tool by Met Office and CCS criticised by contracting body

ContractorCalculator has raised further concerns over the accuracy of HM Revenue & Customs’ Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool.

Public sector 14 May 2019

Government uses gender-neutral language to find biggest talent pool

Recruiters should use gender-neutral language to guard against unconscious bias creeping into job adverts.

Legal 13 May 2019

Arguments rage in war of words surrounding HS2 contractors and IR35

HM Revenue & Customs has once again defended its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool following concerns raised over its accuracy.

Man stopped from providing workers to food processing factory

A man has been prevented from supplying workers without a licence following investigations by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in Devon.

HMRC refutes ‘blanket IR35 approach’ with Network Rail contractors

HM Revenue & Customs has said it has seen no evidence of blanket IR35 determinations in the public sector.

Recruiters warned ‘daddy day care’ taunts could lead to potential harassment cases

As some fathers face ‘banter’ for taking time off to look after their kids, recruiters have been warned to put in policies in place to prevent being brought to tribunal.

Legal 1 May 2019

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

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