Agency Workers Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 come into force

Implementation date: 5 December 2011

The Regulations give agency workers in Northern Ireland the same basic employment conditions after 12 weeks in a given job as if they had been directly recruited by the end user, including pay, holiday, rest periods and rest breaks. From day one of an assignment, agency workers have the right to be treated no less favourably than a comparable employee directly recruited by the hirer in relation to collective facilities and information about job vacancies. The Regulations implement the Temporary Agency Workers Directive (2008/104/EC). The Regulations can be viewed on the UK legislation website.