Advice on Agency Workers Regulations

Spearing Waite acts for a significant number of clients in the recruitment sector, and our employment lawyers are experienced in assisting and advising both temporary work agencies and the businesses that hire agency workers.

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.

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For advice on employing agency staff or any other employment law query, contact the specialists at Spearing Waite.

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