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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...


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: let’s be up front

On 8 May 2016 the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 came into force. They introduce one major change that you need to be aware of. What is it? More...


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...


Gross misconduct and instant dismissal

In April 2015 there were reports about a farm worker who had been sacked on the spot after he was photographed urinating near crops. Can an employee really be dismissed instantly? More...


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...


Fairly sacked for writing a raunchy novel

In September 2014 there were media reports about a council worker who had been “dismissed for writing a raunchy novel”. However, when it came to bringing an unfair dismissal claim, she didn’t have a leg to stand on. Why? More...


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 - moving and losing?


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...
Last updated: 17.07.2019

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