Legal bulletin

The Institute of Recruitment Professionals Legal bulletin is your primary resource for all of the latest legal developments in the recruitment industry.

Based on expert knowledge of forthcoming legislation and the questions asked on the legal helpline - the Legal bulletin provides the most relevant and up to date information on recruitment industry law.

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Archive of Legal bulletin editions 



January - February New National Minimum Wage rates, Queen’s Speech proposals and Case law update



September - October Apprenticeships, the Apprenticeship Levy and Recruitment What does 

July - August Clients reclaiming agency fees from employees and health and safety for pregnant workers.

May - June Update on the proposed extension of Off-Payroll rules into the private sector.

March - April Changes to right to work checks and NMW rates for the year ahead.

January - February The government's Good Work Plan following the Matthew Taylor review



November - December National minimum wage: What are the implications for agencies?

September - October: No national minimum wage for workers who can sleep while 'on call'   

July - August: The challenge of securing introduction fees

May - June: Marketing under the microscope

March - April: GDPR: an update 

January - February: 'Swedish Derogation’ contracts under scrutiny in 2018? 



November - December: 'Tis the season to be prepared - how to handle holiday requests in the run up to Christmas

September - October: Practical tips for bidding for public sector contracts

July - August: Data Protection is changing: the new General Data Protection Regulation

May - June: Automatic Enrolment: where are we now & the challenges ahead

March - April: Tax changes in the public sector (IR35) and the Apprenticeship Levy 

January - February: Insurance for recruitment businesses. 



November - December: Snow days: The cold, the chaos and careful considerations

September - October: Age discrimination: 10 years and still counting 

July - August: Brexit

May - June: Data protection - new rules on the horizon

March - April: Monitoring your employee electronic communications 

January - February: New provisions to limit travel and subsistence tax relief for temporary workers 



November - December: Would you employ Santa Claus? 

September - OctoberNational Minimum Wage - new enforcement, new rates and a new National Living Wage

July - August: Can you pay workers to sleep on the job? 

May - June: Zero hours contracts - what's next?

March - April: Guidance on transfer fees 

January - February: What's on the horizon for the new year 



November - December: New shared parental leave rights from 1 December 2014

September - October: What is the process for sponsoring a migrant worker?

July - August: Are the new public procurement directives SME friendly?

May - June: A full round up of new laws for employers 

March - AprilNew Onshore/Offshore intermediaries tax rules

January - February: Latest case on agency workers



November - December: Should I buy a Christmas present for my client?

September - October: Guarding against inappropriate use of social media

July - August: Help: my client’s gone bust

May - June: Restrictive covenants: how and when to use them

March - April: Government consults on the recruitment industry 

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