Protecting you, protecting people
The Agency Workers Regulations will be the most significant piece of legislation to have ever impacted the temporary recruitment industry. Ensuring our clients are fully informed about the Directive and fully supported in dealing with it is essential to us.
Smart Solutions will deliver a method that encompasses what the regulations are trying to achieve, while still offering clients a realistic solution to their flexible worker needs. We also guarantee to monitor your business to ensure that you are always fully compliant with the regulations.
Agency Workers Regulations - 1 October 2011
The Agency Workers Regulations 2011 will come into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 1st October 2011.
The Regulations will give agency workers the right to the same basic working conditions and certain employment conditions as they would receive if they were engaged directly.
An agency worker will only be entitled to equal treatment after 12 weeks of service, in the same role with the same hirer.
An agency worker does not have to work for 12 consecutive weeks via the same agency to qualify for equal treatment. The 12 weeks can be accrued over a much longer period of work and through more than one agency.
The qualifying period will continue if the worker takes a break which is related to pregnancy, including maternity, paternity or adoption leave.
Equal treatment after 12 weeks
The entitlements include:
What is not included:
Day One Rights
From the first day of an assignment an agency worker is entitled to:
Avoiding the regulations
Anti-avoidance measures have been placed into the regulations to prevent hirers and agencies from devising structures to avoid agency workers from reaching the 12 week period. Failure to comply could result in financial penalties of up to £5000 per incident.
As part of Konnect Recruitment’s ongoing commitment to providing the best possible service, we offer a free Agency Workers Regulations review provided by a fully trained Agency Workers Regulations consultant.
If you're interested in this free review please contact us for more information.