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Agency workers

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  • Type:
    How to

    How to employ agency temps as permanent members of staff

    Practical guidance on employing agency temps as permanent members of staff, including the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003; transfer fees; and extended hire periods.

  • Date:
    23 July 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Beck v London Borough of Camden and another

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal, applying the Court of Appeal decision in James v London Borough of Greenwich, has held that an agency worker was not an employee of an end user.

  • Date:
    27 June 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Tribunal decision that agency workers were employed by agency insufficiently reasoned

    In Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak and others [2008] EWCA Civ 430, the Court of Appeal remitted to a fresh tribunal the issue of whether or not Polish nationals engaged by an agency to work as meat packers for a third party were employees of the agency.

  • Date:
    8 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak and others

    The Court of Appeal has overturned an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision approving a tribunal ruling that an employment agency had entered into contracts of employment with workers.

  • Date:
    21 March 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Agency worker was not employed by end user

    In James v London Borough of Greenwich [2008] EWCA Civ 35, the Court of Appeal held that, in the absence of an express contract between an agency worker and the end user, a contract will be implied only where it is necessary to do so to give business reality to the situation.

  • Date:
    29 February 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Agency workers' rights

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers agency workers' rights.

  • Date:
    11 September 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd v Robertson

    In Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd v Robertson EATS/0081/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered when a contract of employment can be implied between an agency worker and an end user.

  • Date:
    22 August 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment status: Agency workers were directly employed by agency

    In Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak and others [2007] IRLR 560 EAT the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that polish workers recruited in Poland by the agency in question and provided with both accommodation in the UK and transport to and from work were employees of the agency. Notwithstanding express written terms to the contrary, the reality of their relationship was one of employer and employees.

  • Date:
    3 July 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs v Thorn Baker Ltd and others

    In Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs v Thorn Baker Ltd and others [2007] EWCA Civ 626 CA, the Court of Appeal has held that agency workers engaged on fixed-term contracts of less than three months are not entitled to statutory sick pay.

  • Date:
    6 June 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak and others

    In Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak and others [2007] IRLR 560 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employment agency had entered into contracts of employment with workers.