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Tribunal watch: £10,000 award for underpaid agency worker

An employment tribunal has awarded a temporary agency worker over £10,000 after she was not paid the same after 12...

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Collective redundancy and TUPE – don’t forget agency workers

6 May 2013

A case involving the transfer of a council’s agency staff has served as an important reminder to employers of their...

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Tribunal provides guidance on agency workers and Swedish derogation

30 Jan 2013

An employment tribunal has provided guidance on the use of the “Swedish derogation” model, under which agency workers can sign...

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Legal Q&A: Are ‘zero-hours contracts’ an alternative to the use of agency workers?

16 Nov 2012

In a recent survey on employment trends in 2012, the CBI reported that the increased costs and complexity brought about...

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Positive employment outlook set to remain for rest of 2012

12 Nov 2012

Positive employment outlook set to remain for rest of 2012 The employment outlook for the rest of the year is set to remain positive, according to...

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Legal opinion: Managing compliance with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010

2 Nov 2012

When the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (AWR) were announced, there were concerns that their implementation would be met with a...

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Agency Workers Regulations not to blame for reduced use of temps, says REC

2 Oct 2012

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said that the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) have had a limited impact on...

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Agency temps: Line manager briefing on agency temps (briefing)

13 Jun 2012

This article first appeared on XpertHR
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This line manager briefing looks at the law and best practice on managing...

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Most employers give agency workers 12-week rights from day one, report finds

16 Apr 2012

The majority of employers give temporary workers the same basic conditions as permanent hires from day one of their assignments,...

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Drop in temporary appointments may be linked to Agency Workers Regulations, says report

11 Apr 2012

Employers may be swapping temporary workers for permanent staff because of uncertainty over the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), a report...

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How employers are coping with Agency Workers Regulations

5 Apr 2012

Regulations affecting agency worker rights were introduced in October 2011. Anne Pritam finds out how employers are coping with the...

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Calculating the 12-week qualifying period under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 – a guide

6 Mar 2012

This article first appeared on XpertHR The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/93) came into force on 1 October 2011....

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Agency Workers Regulations not hitting use of temporary staff

22 Dec 2011

Figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) appear to refute claims that employers will lay off large numbers of...

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Legal Q&A: Agency worker rights after 12 weeks

5 Dec 2011

Agency workers who have been working for the same hirer since 1 October 2011 will soon be reaching the end...

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How the Agency Workers Regulations affect employers

1 Dec 2011

The UK has introduced new laws increasing the rights of temporary workers. Linda Goldman and Joan Lewis find out what this means for firms...

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