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Agency Workers Regulations 2010

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 come into force in October 2011 and will give agency workers the same basic employment conditions after 12 weeks in a given job as those that would have applied if they had been recruited directly by the hirer. This article explains the effect of the Regulations and assesses their likely impact. It also considers which aspects of the Regulations are most controversial and likely to be subject to legal challenge.


The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) implement the the Temporary Agency Workers Directive (2008/104/EC) and come into force on 1 October 2011.