Agency Workers Regulations – final guidance published

January 7, 2011

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (“BIS”) published final guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (“AWR”) in May 2011.

The AWR comes into force on 1 October 2011 and will not have retrospective effect.  This means that for workers already on assignment at this date the 12 week qualifying period for extended employment protection rights will start on 1 October 2011.

What was revised?

The revised guidance includes:


Draft guidance on Regulations extending employment protection to Agency Workers April 2011

Amended BIS Guidance

For further information or to discuss the issues raised, please contact Guy Abbiss, Stephen Wright, or David Widdowson on +44 (0) 20 3051 5711.


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