LRD Booklets October 2011

Agency Workers Regulations - a legal guide

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Introduction (1,007 words)

Trade unions have been concerned about the treatment of agency workers for decades. This is not surprising as agency workers have endured some of ...
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1. Background (553 words)

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011 and do not have retrospective effect (Regulation 7(12) AWR). However, ...
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2. The scope of the regulations (1,111 words)

An agency worker, defined under regulation 3, Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) is someone who is supplied by a temporary work agency (defined ...
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3. Agency workers’ rights (2,773 words)

From the first day of work the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) confer new rights on agency workers in relation to their relevant comparators. ...
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4. Equal treatment (734 words)

An agency worker who has sufficient qualifying service, is entitled to the same basic terms and conditions as someone who has been directly employed ...
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5. Pay and conditions (3,152 words)

Pay is one of the key terms that agency workers may look forward to receiving at the same level as directly employed workers. Under the Agency ...
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6. Accessing information (1,198 words)

Under the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, a temporary work agency (TWA) must, when it receives details of ...
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7. Making a claim if things go wrong (1,199 words)

Claims for breaches of Day one rights are brought against the hirer and not the temporary work agency (TWA) (regulation 14(6) Agency Workers ...
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Further help and information (227 words)

The Acas Helpline is open to both employers and employees who are involved in an employment dispute or are seeking information on employment rights ...
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