Updated to include information on draft Regulations that implement one of the Government's proposals in the Good work plan concerning the provision to agency workers of a key information document.
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.
Hot on the heels of new Acas guidance for agency workers, Charlotte Allery, solicitor at Coffin Mew, provides an overview of the guidance and a reminder of their key legal rights.
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.
Updated to include information on Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, concerning whether or not higher pay could offset inferior holiday entitlement.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to agency workers.