Reading in Between the Lines of the IR35 Report

At the end of last year, HMRC released its report on the short-term effects of the 2021 off-payroll working rules, also known as IR35. The rules were changed in 2017 for public sector ...

How to Avoid Reputational Risk in Your Supply Chain

The contractor market was rocked this month by allegations that several umbrella companies are skimming from the salaries of their workers through unspecified “employment costs.” ...

The IR35 Pressure Is Back On — What Can Be Done to Reduce it?

Liz Truss’ short-lived proposal to repeal the 2017 and 2021 off-payroll working rules was met with a collective sigh of relief from the market. It felt as though the pressure of the ...

New Independent Contractor Rule Contains Hidden Landmines

When the Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposed rule several weeks ago that will make it harder to classify workers as independent contractors under federal wage and hour law, ...

Developing a Future-Proof Recruitment Market

The events of the last month have thrown a range of new hurdles at us all. While we expected the announcement of the new Prime Minister to take center stage for September, the passing ...

Contractors Experiencing Heightened Demand as Talent Shortages Remain Rife

The latest ONS data showed that vacancies have continued to grow at an exponential rate for 2022 so far, rising to a new record of 1,295,000 between February and April. This consistent ...

How Can Recruiters Retain the Ability to Conduct Digital Identity Checks?

When millions were forced to work from home because of the pandemic, it required employers to quickly assess whether their technology was fit to enable employees to work off-premises. ...

The End of the Soft-Landing: The next IR35 milestone

The end of HMRC’s soft-landing period for the “off-payroll working rules,” also known as IR35, is nearly with us. In April, HMRC will move to enforcement of the new legislation. ...

Immigration Reform: The elegant solution to the US labor shortage

During a recent stay at an upscale hotel, I was advised that there would be no housekeeping service. With the nod of my head, I took my key and headed to the room, and wondered — ...

The Ticking Time Bomb in Your Employment Agreements

Imagine there were a clause in your employment contracts that had the potential to bankrupt your company, yet it was usually given little thought. This may sound outlandish, but it’s ...

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