The Agency Workers Regulations 2010: What Employers Need to Know

November 25, 2010
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, derived from the European Temporary Agency Workers Directive 2008, will come into force in the UK on 1 October 2011. The UK Government announced last month that it does not envisage making any changes to the scope of the Regulations, whose objective is to ensure that temporary agency workers enjoy the same basic working and employment conditions as if they had been employed directly by the hirer to perform the same or a comparable role. This update provides a brief summary of the legislation and the issues it presents for employers.