A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations 2010

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  • Published: August 2015
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 came into effect in October 2011 and cover the hire of workers supplied by temporary work agencies. The Regulations primarily give agency workers the right to the same basic pay and working conditions as if they had been employed directly in the same role, once they have been in that role for 12 weeks. They also have the right to the same collective facilities and amenities provided to comparable workers from day one of their placement. A comparable worker is a permanent worker in the same role, carrying out the same type of work, at the same level of responsibility or difficulty and in the same location as the agency worker. They apply in England, Scotland and Wales, while in Northern Ireland, the broadly similar Agency Workers (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2010 apply.

This factsheet explains what the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 cover, who they apply to and what obligations they impose on employers.

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