A sales assistant who claimed she was fired from a fashion boutique owned by Sadie Frost because of the colour of her skin was awarded more than £5,000 compensation. A central London employment tribunal heard the German-born Aba Yankah, of African de More...08 July 2008 11:00
A new software tool to help all organisations that use agency labour to ensure fair treatment of temporary workers, eliminate exploitation and work towards best practice is launched today by the Association of Labour Providers (ALP).
Recent p More...04 July 2008 15:43
Thousands of UK employees are taking second jobs to deal with growing consumer inflation, according to an online jobs site.
PeoplePerHour.com, which helps people find freelance work, has reported a rise in registrations of people currently i More...23 June 2008 14:30
Q What is a casual worker? A The phrase 'casual worker' is often used to describe workers who are not part of the permanent workforce, but who supply services on an irregular or flexible basis, often to meet a fluctuating demand for work. Their leg More...10 June 2008 00:00
In this clip Philip Titchmarsh, partner at Pinsent Masons, says the prospect of paying agency staff sick pay and pension contributions will concern employers but it will not stop them hiring agency staff. UK agency worker More...06 June 2008 16:35
Enfield Technical Services Ltd v Payne and BF Components Ltd v Grace Facts Mr Payne worked for Enfield Technical Services as, at his request, a self-employed sub-contractor. He worked exclusively for Enfield but received no sick or holid More...27 May 2008 00:00
A landmark deal on the rights of agency workers has been agreed between the government, employers and trade unions.
Update: The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 come into force on 1 October 2011.
The "agency workers deal" mentioned More...20 May 2008 12:40
Just what is the government's position on increasing workplace rights for temps and agency workers? Ministers will insist that the government is committed to finding a solution at European level through the Agency Workers Directive. But with negotia More...12 May 2008 10:00
FPS Umbrella , providers of the fastest and safest way to be paid for contract and temp work, in conjunction with Busy Bees are launching their childcare voucher scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare.
“The scheme allows More...29 April 2008 09:42
A gangmaster accused of "shocking abuse" against migrant farm workers has lost his licence, according to media reports. ELS Recruitment in Peterborough was shut down by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, after being found guilty of exploiting 50 Po More...17 April 2008 16:28
Demand for permanent staff is slowing as employers continue to favour a flexible workforce, research has shown. The monthly Report on Jobs for March signalled a modest rise in permanent staff appointments following February's slight decline. Over More...09 April 2008 08:03
Two of London's largest NHS trusts have signed a three-year, £45m deal for the supply of nursing and midwifery agency staff.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has contracted health recruitment firm Pulse to manage its f More...03 April 2008 09:24
We have a temporary worker who has been with us for more than two years and has become very much part of the team. Although we have a contract with the supplying agency, their arrangement with our temp is less clear. Are we at risk she may become our em More...17 March 2008 15:00
A bogus overseas employer is ripping off UK recruiters by failing to pay the wages of 'fake' temporary staff sent to work for them, according to police.
The City of London Police has warned that a fake foreign company will contact agencies looking More...10 March 2008 14:42
A war of words has broken out between the CBI and the GMB union over the controversial issue of agency workers. The government has put forward the idea of a one-off commission in a bid to come to some agreement between unions and employers on the r More...06 March 2008 10:31
Agency workers do not enjoy the employment rights enjoyed by those who can bring themselves within the legal definition of an 'employee'. But as demonstrated by the February 2008 Court of Appeal ruling rejecting an agency worker's unfair dismissal c More...04 March 2008 10:00
Opposition MPs have reacted angrily to the progression through Parliament of the controversial Bill on agency workers' rights. Despite more than 150 MPs turning up last Friday (22 February) to vote on the Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatmen More...25 February 2008 11:25
More than one in three employers want temporary workers to be given equal rights to permanent staff within six months of joining an organisation, research has revealed. A poll of more than 1,500 employers by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and D More...20 February 2008 11:06
Unemployed 18-year-olds face losing their benefits if they do not undertake at least four weeks of full time work, government has announced. Recently appointed secretary of State for Work and Pensions, James Purnell, told the House of Commons that More...19 February 2008 09:40
If two groups of people disagree about something you can't do much better than locking them in a room until some semblance of an agreement is reached. And so it goes with the stand-off over agency workers between employer groups and their trade union co More...18 February 2008 10:00