Agency Workers Regulations
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 is UK based legislation derived from an EU Directive. The Regulations define the new employment status of "agency worker", and provide agency workers with a set of employment rights.
The aim of the legislation is to ensure that temporary workers working through recruitment firms are provided with employment rights similar to those they would have received if they had been working permanently for the end-user client. The main right provided by the Regulations is the provision of basic working and employment conditions equal to those enjoyed by permanent staff.
From the first announcement, APSCo has been at the heart of discussions aimed at shaping the regulations to provide the protection for workers sought whilst balancing these requirements with the practicalities and nuances of the UK employment market.
APSCo has a variety of tools and useful information available to recruitment professionals, candidates and employers based on the AWR.
For recruitment companies and hirers: