Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 came into force on 1 October 2011. The regulations give agency workers the same basic employment conditions after 12 weeks working for the company in the “same role” as those that would have been applied if they were recruited directly by the hirer.

From day one of the temporary assignment the worker is entitled to the same access to job vacancies as permanent members of staff and collective facilities such as staff canteens, childcare facilities and transport services.

Here you can find all the latest news and guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations.

Agency workers

Employer Resources

Agency worker FAQs

Breaks that pause the 12-week qualifying period under the Agency Workers Regulations

Ten key questions on the Agency Workers Regulations

Managing the impact of the Agency Worker Regulations

Policy on the use of agency workers (XpertHR subscription required)

Letter alerting managers to the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (XpertHR subscription required)

A guide to the Agency Workers Regulations (XpertHR subscription required)

Agency Workers Regulations: Government guidance

Employment law reference manual: Agency workers

Employing agency temps as permanent members of staff – a guide (XpertHR subscription required)