The introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations next month could threaten up to 500,000 temporary employment contracts, a report has found. One-third of medium-to-large businesses admitted that they may attempt to avoid increased costs caused More...13 September 2011 09:30
On 1 October 2011 the Agency Workers Regulations will come into force, entitling agency workers to the same basic employment conditions as permanent recruits after 12 weeks in the same role.
With just over a month to go until the Regulations co More...26 August 2011 12:03
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Most employers use agency temps as an additional labour resource from time to time, whether this is to cover annual leave or long-term sickness absence or simply to deal with an increase in work. It is esti More...17 August 2011 00:00
The Government has published amendments to the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, correcting drafting errors contained in earlier versions. Under the Regulations, which come into force on 1 October 2011, agency workers will be entitled to the same basi More...12 August 2011 10:09
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 come into force on 1 October 2011. The Regulations give agency workers certain rights from the first day of an assignment and the same "basic working and employment conditions" (including pay) as a comparable dir More...04 July 2011 09:51
Laura Chamberlain examines what the cost of the impending Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), coming into force 1 October 2011, will be for employers.
The AWR have been churning through the cogs of government since the European Parliament approved the More...18 May 2011 13:28
A split is forming in the labour market as employment "radically" slows in the public sector and continues to grow in the private sector, according to the recruitment and employment confederation (REC).
The REC's claim is based on its "Report on job More...11 May 2011 10:42
The Government has published final guidance for employers and recruitment agencies on the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), which come into force on 1 October 2011. Agency workers will be given the right to the same basic employment and working co More...06 May 2011 15:32
The Government recently published its draft guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations, which are due to come into force on 1 October 2011. Key aspects of the Regulations The main feature of the Regulations is that agency workers will be entitled More...11 April 2011 11:35
The vast majority of UK employers are unprepared for the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) that come into effect later this year, new research finds.
The report - "Shifting Sands" - from recruitment company Randstad, shows that only 7% of employers More...07 March 2011 15:24
Employers will face a bill of £23.87 billion because of a raft of employment law changes coming into force over the next four years, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has claimed. Chris Mordue, partner at Pinsent Masons, out More...15 February 2011 12:52
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
The Government was right not to attempt to amend the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) ahead of their implementation next year as it would have "opened a can of worms" and potentially left employers worse off, according to employment experts.
Employm More...20 October 2010 10:31
The Government will not make any changes to the Agency Workers Regulations which come into force next year, despite "considerable sympathy" for arguments against the new rules.
Employment relations minister Edward Davey today said that the Gov More...19 October 2010 15:13
Multinational firms saddled with huge people costs are considering downsizing their permanent workforce and hiring sub-contractors on a scale never seen before - presenting an "enormous" management task for HR.
IT giant IBM told Personnel Today th More...23 April 2010 16:53
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has had to scrap plans to pursue a judicial review of certain parts of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR).
The ARC had called for a legal review of the AWR , after warning that two provisions in More...20 April 2010 13:52
Conservative Party proposals to revoke the Agency Workers Regulations could jeopardise the minimum qualifying period of 12 weeks for which temps will be legally entitled to new rights – forcing firms to grant rights from day one, a business group h More...24 March 2010 12:18
The Conservatives have called for the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 to be revoked.
Leader David Cameron and five other Tory MPs have signed an early day motion asking for the regulations - due to come into force in October 2011 - to be debated onc More...23 March 2010 14:08
Evidence of widespread mistreatment and exploitation of migrant and agency workers has been uncovered in the meat and poultry processing sector.
An inquiry by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into the standards of meat processing fa More...15 March 2010 11:36