Under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, are agency workers entitled to be paid the same overtime rates as direct recruits?

An agency worker who has completed the 12-week qualifying period is entitled to the same extra pay for extra hours as someone directly recruited by the hirer to do the same job. This can include contractual and informal overtime pay arrangements. However, the agency worker must fulfil the same conditions to qualify for overtime as the direct recruit, for example working a certain number of hours before overtime is payable.