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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.
1 Jun 2004
Employers need to make small but significant changes to internal processes surrounding discipline, illness and annual leave for temporary workers....
1 Apr 2004
If you use employment agencies or employment businesses to recruit new staff or temporary employees your relationships with such companies will undergo significant legal changes from 6 April.
1 Mar 2004
In the wake of Ian Huntley’s murder convictions for the deaths of two young girls, what are employers’ legal options...