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Temporary agency workers offer great flexibility as an additional labour resource. They can fill in staffing gaps, often at very short notice, and can be engaged for anything from a few hours to weeks or months at a time.
Under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, on completing a qualifying period with a hirer, agency workers qualify for the same basic employment conditions that they would have had if directly recruited.
If an employer wishes to take on an agency worker as a permanent member of staff, it may have to pay a “transfer fee” (sometimes known as a “temp to perm” fee) to the agency supplying the worker.
18 Jan 2021
A poll finds many have been ordered into work when they could have easily and safely worked from home.
8 Dec 2020
Forty agency workers who collect waste for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands will receive thousands of pounds...
18 Nov 2020
Agency workers in the care sector will be banned from moving between care homes under new government proposals to reduce...
27 Oct 2020
Almost two-thirds (64%) of businesses would support tightening employment laws to prevent worker exploitation.
This is according to a poll...
9 Oct 2020
Lawyers are pursuing group legal action against umbrella companies that have unlawfully deducted national insurance and other contributions from contractors’...
28 Sep 2020
Uber has won the right to continue operating in London because of its safety improvements.
19 Aug 2020
Organisations are more likely to hire temporary workers than permanent staff over the next three months and demand for agency workers should remain high.
6 Aug 2020
The rate of decline in recruitment activity is slowing, starting salaries are falling and worker availability is on the up as the Bank of England cuts the severity of its forecasts for the UK economy.
29 Jul 2020
Repeatedly raised concerns over gaps in support for workers and businesses during the coronavirus crisis continue to go unheeded, a...
20 Jul 2020
Four years in the making – final decision on the employment status of Uber drivers will have huge ramifications for the gig economy.
17 Jun 2020
Jaguar Land Rover is to cut the number of temporary workers it employs on its factory floors, putting up to...
14 May 2020
CJRS does not alter the position as to whether or not agency workers are entitled to accrue holiday.
6 Apr 2020
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....
6 Apr 2020
Swedish derogation contracts finally become unlawful from today, as REC calls for coronavirus clarification for agency staff.