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Agency workers Regulations: frequently asked questions

Kerry Viner and Deepa Parekh of Osborne Clarke conclude a series of articles on the agency workers Regulations with some frequently asked questions that consider, among other things, the obligations that employers that use agency workers will have under the Regulations, and the rights to which agency workers will be entitled. 

When do the agency workers Regulations come into force?

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) will come into force on 1 October 2011. They will give agency workers certain rights from their first day on an assignment and further rights after a 12-week qualifying period. The Regulations implement the Temporary Agency Work Directive (2008/104/EC).