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Rogue Employer Clampdown will help Honest Firms

A government drive to crackdown on rogue employers has been unveiled, which aims to stop employers exploiting vulnerable workers and ignoring workplace regulations. The creation of the Fair Employment Enforcement Board is expected to benefit honest businesses that have previously been undercut by those that avoid paying taxes and fail to implement health and safety measures. The Fair Employment Enforcement Board will oversee new measures that include a telephone line for workers to report workplace abuses, a doubled inspectorate with increased powers to seize documents, a facility for sharing information about rogue employers, and a £6 million awareness campaign. Sectors such as the construction industry, rather than those already monitored by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, are... »