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AGENCY WORKERS

Are agency workers entitled to the same hours?

Many smaller employers rely on agency workers to meet their staffing needs. These workers have many legal rights, but are they entitled to the same number of contractual hours as directly employed comparators? More...

AGENCY WORKERS

Agency workers: who is liable for underpayments?

Agency workers have the right to the same terms relating to pay as if they were directly employed by the end-user after twelve weeks in the same role. If an agency you use underpays a worker, can you be liable for the underpayment? More...

AGENCY WORKERS

Can agency workers’ rights be offset?

After twelve weeks, an agency worker has the legal right to the same pay, holidays and working hours as their directly employed counterparts. But can you give agency workers less holiday and slightly more pay instead? More...

AGENCY WORKERS

Agency workers and permanent job vacancies

Whilst you’ve been using an agency worker a permanent job vacancy has become available. Is the agency worker entitled to apply for that role and, if they do, must they be given preferential treatment over other candidates? More...

AGENCY WORKERS

Agency workers: avoid liability for an underpayment

An end user has been ordered to compensate an agency worker who wasn’t paid the appropriate rate of pay after twelve weeks in the same job. Why did the tribunal hold it, rather than the agency, solely liable for the shortfall? More...

AGENCY WORKERS

How to avoid the Agency Workers Regulations

Under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR), temporary agency workers are entitled to the same rate of pay as comparable permanent staff after twelve weeks in the same job. How can you get around this rule in a legally safe way? More...

AGENCY WORKERS

Agency workers - moving and losing?

AGENCY WORKERS

Agency staff - who picks up the tab?

From October 1, agency workers will be entitled to the same basic pay as comparable permanent staff after twelve weeks in the same job. But who foots the bill? More...

AGENCY WORKERS

Guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010

The controversial Agency Workers Regulations 2010 will finally come into force on October 1 2011. To help you prepare, the government’s official guidance has just been released. What does it include? More...

NEWS - AGENCY WORKERS

New rights on the way...

After months of arguing over how far agency workers’ rights should be improved, a compromise has just been reached. What’s the latest news on this? More...
Last updated: 07.08.2020

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