Close button

From 1st October 2011 new legislation was introduce regarding the rights of Agency Workers.

If you employee temporary agency workers you will need to read the new legislation found here:

The legislation means that after 12 weeks of qualifying work they will be entitled to the same rights as a permanent employee e.g. Annual Leave, rest breaks, key elements of pay etc. A qualifying week is any work within a 7 day period, so for instance, if an employee only works 1 hour per week this is still classed as a qualifying week. There must be a break of 6 weeks between assignments in order to reset the 12 week period (or a break of over 28 weeks if the worker is sick or on strike or jury service).

Join our newsletter