Agency Workers Regulations
The Agency Workers Regulations, will come into force on 1 October 2011. The legislation gives temporary agency workers the same basic rights, after 12 weeks in the same assignment, as those on permanent contracts of employment in a comparable role. Equal treatment after the initial qualifying period will cover pay and working conditions, including overtime, breaks, rest periods and public holidays. Under the legislation there are also a limited number of Day One rights which cover access to vacancy information within the hiring organisation and access to facilities and amenities.
Further information relating to the regulations can be downloaded from this link below:
Agency Workers Regulations Guidance