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Depending on the role for which a candidate has applied, employers may need to find out whether or not the individual has any criminal convictions before he or she can start work.
Employers can check job applicants’ criminal records with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). HR departments normally deals with DBS disclosures.
19 Nov 2020
Youth warnings, reprimands and cautions will no longer be automatically disclosed to employers who require Disclosure and Barring Service.
6 Nov 2020
Jessica Maguire examines a recent white paper and outlines how the government is proposing to change rehabilitation periods and when...
16 Sep 2020
Changes announced to make it easier for ex-offenders to find employment...
10 Jul 2020
Government responds to court ruling that should help people who committed a minor offence get jobs.
6 Feb 2020
With research suggesting skills shortages in some sectors are at their highest level since 2008, an increasing number of employers...
19 Dec 2019
A supermarket employee has been jailed after being found guilty of stealing thousands of pounds in a scam involving customer refunds.
27 Sep 2019
Thousands of police officers and staff in England and Wales have not been properly vetted, a police watchdog has warned....
5 Aug 2019
There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...
28 May 2019
An additional 230 organisations – including Greene King and Pret A Manger – have committed to hiring ex-offenders, as the...
10 May 2019
How financial firms need to navigate the major data privacy implications of criminal records checks made necessary by the Senior Managers and Certification Regime
30 Jan 2019
The Supreme Court has rejected a government appeal against a human rights ruling won by a group of people who...
17 Jan 2019
The charity Oxfam failed to tackle an environment that allowed sexual misconduct and bullying to go unchecked, according to an interim independent review.
3 Dec 2018
A number of recent employment tribunal cases have dealt with the employment status of people working in the “gig economy”....
25 Oct 2018
Around a fifth of national employers – including a number of household name companies – ask jobseekers for information about...