Agency worker regulations: what employers need to know

From 1 October 2011, agency workers who have worked for a company for more than 12 weeks – an estimated 1.4 million – will have the right to the same basic employment rights and working conditions as permanent employees. The new rights to pay, working hours, overtime, holidays and bonuses have sparked fears of tribunal claims. If you use agency workers, act now to make sure your business is acting on the right side of the law. What do the rules mean for employers? The new rules will give agency workers who have worked for a company for more than 12

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