Draft guidance on Regulations extending employment protection to Agency Workers

January 4, 2011

The government has published draft guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 which come into effect on 1 October 2011.

The Agency Workers Regulations implement the EU Temporary Agency Workers Directive 2008/104.  From 1 October  temporary agency workers with a minimum of 12 weeks’ in the job will have the right to equal treatment with permanent workers in respect of basic working conditions.

The Regulations apply to:

They do not cover employment agencies which introduce workers to employers for direct or permanent employment.

Among other things the draft guidance explains and expands on:

Final guidance is expected to be published by the end of April.


Draft Agency Worker Regulations Guidance
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