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Recruitment & Agency

Up to 1.5 million workers (about 5% of the working population) are provided through agency arrangements or are on temporary working arrangements. This has allowed a great degree of flexibility and has traditionally provided the UK with a competitive advantage over other European countries.  The Agency Workers Regulations, implementing the European Temporary Workers Directive, is just the latest in a number of significant legislative provisions affecting the temporary employment market and threatening this flexibility.

Furthermore, just as the sector is getting to grips with this new legislation and the concept of equal treatment between temporary workers and permanent employees –  it has been made clear that the government intends to continue to review and streamline the underpinning legislation and the whole relationship between worker, hirer and agency.

We act for a number of employment agencies, employment businesses, and recruitment companies, advising on their contractual arrangements,  the legislative framework within which they operate, their terms of business, and contractual disputes, as well as advising upon their general legal requirements which include areas such as company formations and mergers, finance arrangements, property requirements and protection of intellectual property rights.

We also regularly advise clients who hire workers via employment and recruitment agencies, and advise upon other recruitment issues such as advertising, interviewing, selection and job offers.

We have delivered talks on the Agency Workers Regulations, advised in relation to the Swedish Derogation and have drafted a number of Pay Between Assignment contracts for clients within this sector.

For more information please contact:-

Andrew Rowell
E-Mail andrew.rowell@spearingwaite.com
Direct Dial 0116 242 1294
Mobile 07834 868 559
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Amanda Badley
E-Mail amanda.badley@spearingwaite.com
Direct Dial 0116 242 1238
Mobile 07739 507 538
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