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Tougher rules to curb overseas recruitment and illegal working

Recruitment firms that recruit solely from overseas without advertising in Great Britain and in English will be prevented from doing so, under plans announced by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The proposals are put f... Continue reading

UK's first caste discrimination case

A woman recruited from India to work in Britain has been awarded nearly £184,000 compensation in one of the UK’s first claims of caste discrimination. Ms Tirkey was a domestic worker for Mr and Mrs Chandhok for four years until 2012. ... Continue reading

90% of UK firms suffered cyber breaches in last year

Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, has issued a warning to UK businesses today to protect themselves against a growing trend of cyber crime. Whilst businesses are reaping the benefits of operating online and now earn £1 in every ... Continue reading

Growing demand for compliance-based elearning courses

L&D teams are increasingly buying-in ready-made learning resources, rather than creating their own, according to an annual survey by Video Arts, which reveals an upsurge in the use of off-the-shelf elearning and video content.  &nbsp... Continue reading

Work is work

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has delivered its verdict that travel time to and from work for non-office based employees will now be classed as working time. Originally the case centred on a Spanish company whose employees were required to ... Continue reading

New Acas guidance on recruitment and induction

Employment advisor ACAS has issued new guidance to businesses to help them ensure their recruitment and induction processes are fair and robust. This new guidance provides employers and managers with practical advice on how to successfu... Continue reading

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