UK employers are increasingly likely to hire agency workers amid continuing falls in confidence in the economy, according to the research published today.
Updated to include information on a further government consultation on off-payroll working in the private sector.
New legislation to bolster workers' rights, including an extension of the right to a written statement of entitlements and closing a loophole that penalises agency staff, will be introduced today.
Agency workers are subject to a "pay penalty" of 16p an hour if they are in the same job for three months or more, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.
Prime minister Theresa May is planning a series of measures to toughen workers' rights, including the ending of the Swedish derogation rule that allows employers to pay agency workers less than their permanent counterparts.
Updated to take account of the General Data Protection Regulation, in force from 25 May 2018.
In Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a failure to provide an agency worker with the same annual leave entitlement and paid rest breaks as those enjoyed by permanent employees could not be offset by a higher rate of pay.
The Government consults on the recommendations in the "Taylor review of modern working practices" regarding agency workers.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed the correct approach that tribunals should follow when calculating compensation for an infringement of reg.5(1) of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to agency workers.