Equal treatment for agency workers

Implementation date: 1 October 2011

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) (on the UK legislation website) give agency workers the same basic employment conditions after 12 weeks in a given job as if they had been employed directly 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 recruited directly 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 are amended by the Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011 1941) (on the UK legislation website).
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