Agency Workers Regulations October 2011

Agency Workers Regulations October 2011
13th May 2011

 

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The government has published the final guidance to help employers and the recruitment sector prepare for the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations in October.

A spokesman for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills told Recruiter this morning that 'nothing substantial' had been changed from the draft guidance published about a month ago. He said that the tweaks which had occurred had been primarily around fine-tuning the wording.

Employment Relations Minister Edward Davey said in a prepared statement: "We looked carefully at the possibility of amending the Regulations to address employers' concerns but were forced to conclude that we could not do so without putting the 12-week qualifying period at risk. This qualification period is something that is a key flexibility that we know is vital to business.

"Our focus therefore has been providing the best possible guidance to help everyone affected understand these regulations. I believe the resulting document will help prepare everyone for the forthcoming changes."

The Agency Workers Regulations Guidance can be found at:

 

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