International

Closing the pay gap

|April 21st, 2021|

Gender pay inequality has been a longstanding issue that Equal Pay Day is meant to bring to light. With the pandemic setting women back, there’s much work to be done worldwide.
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Australian buyer and director fined for using unlicensed labor hire firms

|February 24th, 2021|

An Australian poultry processing plant and its director were fined AUD 150,000 (US$118,023) over the use of unlicensed labor hire companies. Offenses were uncovered during an investigation in 2019.
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UK tribunal: Buyer did not violate Agency Worker Regulation

|January 13th, 2021|

In a ruling that provided much-needed clarity on the UK’s Agency Worker Regulation 2010, Royal Mail and its staffing provider were found not to have violated key provisions, such as those pertaining to work time and job vacancy notifications.

Apple faces accusations of ignoring suppliers’ violation of temp labor laws in China

|December 16th, 2020|

Former employees of Apple allege the company failed to act against suppliers that violated Chinese laws that limit the size of an employee’s temporary workforce, The Verge reported.

Brexit is finally here. What it means for you.

|December 9th, 2020|

There are several ways Brexit will affect businesses using contingent staff in the UK. The most significant will be the impact on the availability of workers able to live and work in the country without any administrative hurdles.

Sponsored: VMS gives companies a competitive edge

|November 4th, 2020|

To make informed decisions, companies need better visibility into their entire workforce. Beeline’s managing director, Europe, Manuel Roger, outlines the benefits of the VMS, how it drives customer behavior and enables a total talent management strategy.

Spain to fine companies that perpetuate the wage gap

|October 14th, 2020|

Spain is moving to outlaw the wage gap between men and women, making it mandatory for companies to disclose the salaries of their employees or face fines, The Associated Press reported.

IR35: Check your supply chain

|October 7th, 2020|

End clients will be expected to scrutinize their providers, including MSPs, if they are to avoid the risk of transferred debt liability arising from non-payment of PSC-related taxes to HMRC.

Well-being measures crucial to safe return to the UK workplace

|August 12th, 2020|

Businesses across the UK are preparing for the return of employees to offices and workplaces as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease. What are the requirements?

UK: Health and safety rights review for gig workers

|July 15th, 2020|

The UK’s High Court is allowing a union to proceed with a judicial review that could extend health and safety rights to hundreds of thousands of gig economy workers.