In Kocur and others v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a worker supplied by an agency to work temporarily for Royal Mail was an agency worker, despite the fact that he was supplied exclusively to Royal Mail on a regular basis over four years.
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines. As well as dealing with the ongoing impact of coronavirus (Covid-19), important issues for HR in April 2020 include changes to written statements of terms and conditions, the introduction of parental bereavement leave and pay, and changes to the law on calculating holiday pay for workers with irregular hours.
In Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, the Court of Appeal held that agency workers' entitlement to the "same basic working and employment conditions" as permanent staff after 12 weeks does not extend to being given the same number of hours' work.
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