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Recruitment background checks

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  • Job applicants with convictions

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to reflect the reduction in DBS fees to obtain criminal record certificates, from 1 October 2019.

  • Podcast: The right to work in the UK

    Date:
    17 September 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss employers' obligations when it comes to ensuring all employees have the right to work in the UK.

  • Employing foreign nationals

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include a reference to the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill, which will contain the Government's proposals on ending free movement.

  • Date:
    9 August 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government has announced significant reforms to the law on spent convictions and rehabilitation periods. If the proposals go ahead, fewer convictions will have to be revealed to employers and there will be more cases in which they will be unable to refuse employment because of a job applicant's past convictions.

  • Date:
    26 July 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.

  • Recruiting people to work with children and/or vulnerable adults policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information about proposed reforms to the rules on rehabilitation periods.

  • Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include information about proposed reforms to the rules on rehabilitation periods.

  • More firms commit to employing ex-offenders

    Date:
    29 May 2019
    Type:
    News

    An additional 230 organisations - including Greene King and Pret A Manger - have committed to hiring ex-offenders, as the government allows more prisoners to take temporary release to participate in work placements.

  • Date:
    10 May 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    There are major data privacy implications of criminal records checks made necessary by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, an issue that will affect about 50,000 firms in the financial services sector from 9 December 2019 onwards. Solicitors David Palmer and David Lorimer examine how compliance and HR teams can help meet businesses' obligations under both the GDPR and SMCR.

  • Recruitment: financial services

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the FCA's video on the SMR and CR.

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