Submitted by Claire Doherty on Mon, 16/05/2011 - 13:49
The BIS has published the final guidelines on the Agency Workers Regulations. The guidelines vary very little from the draft publish last month, with mostly just tweaks to clarify wording. In a statement Employment Relations Minister Ed Davey said: “The agency sector is a key part of the UK’s flexible labour market. It provides the flexibility needed for employers to meet surges in demand, cover temporary absences or cope with seasonal fluctuations and provides a route into employment for thousands of individuals.
Submitted by Claire Doherty on Thu, 12/05/2011 - 13:49
Since the confirmation of AWR, due to come into force October 2011, there appears to have been a multitude of workshops, forums, conferences and seminars all professing to present ‘expert’ advice on tackling the implementation of the AWR. Recruitment agencies, law firms and professional bodies all attempted to present key facts and clarity regarding the regulations. However, most attendees of such events were left disappointed.
Submitted by Claire Doherty on Tue, 03/05/2011 - 13:49
The introduction of the AWR is forcing organisations to obtain more accurate details regarding their temporary agency labour spend. The truth is that most organisations do not know their expenditure regarding temporary agency labour, where it is being allocated or how costs are being calculated.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 17/06/2010 - 11:08
The Agency Workers Directive (AWD) 2010 have completed their Parliamentary process and will come into force on 1 October 2011. Details of how the Government intend to proceed with developing guidance on the Regulations are yet to be announced.
The main purpose of the AWD is to ensure the appropriate protection of temporary agency workers through the application of the principle of equal treatment and to address unnecessary restrictions and prohibitions on the use of temporary agency work.