The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 changed the law in this area. After 12 weeks, agency workers now have the right to the same working / employment conditions (in respect of hours of work and pay) they would be entitled to if they were engaged by the end-user client to do the same job.
Spearing Waite’s employment lawyers work closely with businesses to help them understand the implications and responsibilities involved with employing agency workers. This has included working with a large local temporary work agency to implement contracts that utilise an exception to the Regulations known as the “Swedish Derogation”. The contracts are referred to as “Pay Between Assignment” contracts, or “PBA” contracts.
We are happy to help any businesses within scope of the Agency Workers Regulations, whether to offer assistance and training or to provide more specific advice. We are also able to provide bespoke in-house talks and seminars to help keep you up-to-date.
We produce tailored employment contracts or where suitable, amend existing employment contracts, to ensure our clients are both compliant with their legal obligations and in the best possible position to avoid disputes later down the line.
Spearing Waite's employment law specialists will take time to understand your business, its culture, and your objectives before advising on and producing a handbook that will become an indispensible tool in the day-to-day running of your organisation.
The Spearing Waite HR Retainer Service gives businesses expert legal and support to help them deal with employment law and HR issues as and when they arise. The HR Retainer gives clients confidence that we are on hand to help with all their people-related queries, from advertising and recruitment through to dismissals and post-termination disputes.
Dismissals need to be implemented in accordance with the requirements of employment legislation. Spearing Waite's employment law experts provide advice and assistance that is compliant with the employment law framework, but which prioritises our clients’ interests, maximises their flexibility and eliminates the risk of any costly mistakes.
Spearing Waite's employment lawyers have a wealth of experience in assisting and advising businesses on redundancy and restructuring exercises. Whether the decision comes from a financial requirement to downsize or a cultural need to re-organise, we can provide support and practical solutions which make even the most complex of situations seem possible.
The Equality Act 2010 brought all of the existing employment legislation together into one place, and strengthened the law of unfair and unlawful treatment in the workplace. Spearing Waite's experienced employment lawyers provide proactive and supportive advice to help businesses comply with the legislation, and manage sensitive issues when they arise.
TUPE protects employees' terms and conditions when a business is transferred from one owner to another. This can be in a conventional business sale as a going concern, the transfer of part of a business, or in a service provision change situation. Spearing Waite's employment lawyers provide expert advice on the employment law implications of business sales and purchases.
For advice on employing agency staff or any other employment law query, contact the specialists at Spearing Waite.
Contact the team below, or call +44 (0)116 262 4225