Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides
BERR: Business groups, unions and the government joined forces last week for the first meeting of the Fair Employment Enforcement Board. The Board is intended to lead the fight to protect vulnerable workers from the minority of unscrupulous employers who exploit their staff and undercut their competitors.
In addition, the Employment Agencies Standards Inspectorate (EAS) has begun a campaign to inform agency workers of their rights. An information booklet is being distributed to vulnerable workers and advice bodies.
Press release ~ Employment Rights Information Booklet ~ Employment Agencies Standards Inspectorate (EAS) ~ TUC's Commission on Vulnerable Employment ~ Vulnerable worker enforcement forum: final report and Government conclusions ~ Interim report ~ Vulnerable Worker Enforcement Forum ~ Working in the UK: Know your rights and where to get help and advice ~ BERR - Employment Bill
HO: The Home Office has published detailed guidance to help businesses prepare for the ‘go-live’ (on 27 November) of Tiers 2 and 5 of the points system by publishing on the two tiers. Under these tiers - which cover skilled and temporary workers - employers will be held accountable for the workers they bring into the country, with a new sponsorship scheme holding businesses responsible for those they employ – See ‘Legislation / Legal’ section for more information.