Business Disputes

Hopefully on a day-to-day business, your business has few – if any – ongoing or threatened disputes.  However they can erupt suddenly and in any area of your business.  But did you know that taking sound legal advice at an early stage can be invaluable?  Not only can it prevent an issue becoming a full-blown... Read more »

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Checking the Right To Work post Brexit

We all know that the UK has left the EU. That is last year’s news. But do we all know how that has affected the Right To Work (RTW) in the UK for EU nationals (excluding those from Ireland)? As recruiters must do a Right To Work check, it is a fundamental point to get... Read more »

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Key Information Documents – Fact Sheet

The introduction of Key Information Documents came into force on 6th April 2020. The legislation incorporates a revision into the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations, or ‘Conduct Regulations.’ The purpose of the implementation of Key Information Documents was to increase pay transparency for agency workers and provide key information regarding their assignments.... Read more »

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The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate

Recruitment companies and the law – Part 2 This follows on from my previous article about recruitment companies and the laws that in my opinion are predominantly applicable to them. This article focuses on recruitment companies’ compliance with the law, and what happens when they do not. The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) is a... Read more »

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Recruitment, The Archers, and Gangmasters!

It’s not often that The Archers and recruitment law coincide, but just recently it has. Well, in my world anyway. Modern Day Slavery has made it into Radio 4’s long-running soap opera over the last year or so, and recently came to a head when Philip Moss was exposed to Ambridge as a gangmaster for... Read more »

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What laws do I need to know about when running a recruitment company?

Recruitment companies and the law I am often asked what laws apply to recruitment companies? Or, what laws do I need to know about when running a recruitment company? Much of it lies in contract and agency law, which is far too boring to blog about here. But there are some fundamental laws that every... Read more »

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The IR35 off-payroll rules – what now?

On 17th March 2020, just 2 days before the Finance Bill 2020 was published and only 20 days before the IR35 Off-Payroll Rules were to be implemented in the private sector, they were deferred until 6th April 2021. Huge sighs of relief were heard throughout the recruitment industry, and there opened-up another opportunity for the... Read more »

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Answers to some of your questions about the changes to the IR35 off-payroll rules

We’ve put together a list of “the little things” that everybody needs to know regarding the changes to the IR35 off-payroll rules:   Under the off-payroll rules a recruitment business is the “fee payer” as it is the party immediately above the contractor’s PSC which is the “intermediary”. The contractor is the “worker” and the... Read more »

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Recruiters – Is there a binding agreement in place?

When it comes to recovering placement fees, some clients may try to wriggle out of paying you because they didn’t expressly accept your terms of business. Basic contract law states that in order for a contract to be binding, it must be communicated to and accepted by the other party. However, a contract doesn’t actually... Read more »

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The end of Swedish Derogation and what it means for you

As well as keeping on top of the changes to IR35, there will also be changes to the Agency Worker Regulations (“AWR”) to worry about come 6th April 2020. Currently, under the AWR, agency workers can work under “Swedish Derogation” which means that instead of receiving the normal pay rights awarded to agency workers after... Read more »

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