Legislation / Legal

BERR: The Government has warned 18 employment agencies supplying drivers to businesses in the West Midlands for failing to comply with the law (a total of 80 times between them). The warnings follow intelligence-led investigations by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate, in collaboration with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority.
These offences included:
* failing to confirm the identity of drivers
* not checking health and safety risks with hirers
* failing to issue terms and conditions
* not providing written agreements on pay
Inspectors will be conducting further visits in the coming months to follow up on intelligence received during the investigations.  They are considering further action in a number of cases.
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