AWR – end-hirer liable for underpayment of an agency worker

Since the Agency Workers Regulations were introduced on 1st October 2011 very few cases have yet come to Employment Tribunal (the ones that have are detailed here), but in September 2014 an Employment Tribunal found that the end-hirer of the agency worker, not the agency that actually employed the worker, had to compensate the worker

AWR does not cover workers on indefinite assignments

In a substantial case in December 2013 (Moran and Others v Ideal Cleaning Services Ltd and Celanese Acetate Ltd) the Employment Appeal Tribunal said that the Agency Workers Regulations do not cover workers who are on ‘indefinite’ assignments with the end hirer, it only covers Workers who are on ‘temporary’ assignments.
This decision is very

Can an LCC be in scope of the Agency Workers Regulations?

Although many commentators believe that the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) were not intended to apply to ‘professionals’ with their own limited companies (also called Personal Service Company contractors) it is certainly possible, in specific circumstances, that limited company contractors, working through a recruitment agency, may be in scope of the AWR and so have the right to ‘equal’

What are zero-hour contracts, and can casual workers ever become employees?

With the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations in 2010, many Companies are believed to be using far more zero-hour contract workers now, instead of Agency temps. At Workline we get a lot of queries from people employed on zero-hour contracts, so in our article here we look at these types of contracts in more

The Agency Workers Regulations – end of 2011 review

We published an article on Workline recently highlighting the good, the bad and the downright ugly that so far has come out of the Agency Workers Regulations – here is our article re-produced in full. “With the 12 weeks (from 1st October) up on 23rd December 2011 – when in theory all agency workers will have ‘equal’ treatment rights to pay, holidays, hours of work etc from the 24th – we take a look at the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations so far – what’s good, bad and downright dodgy!………….”

Agency Workers Regulations so far – the bad

With the first twelve weeks of the AWR finishing on 23rd December 2011 – when in theory all agency workers will have ‘equal’ treatment rights to pay, holidays, hours of work etc. – we take a look at the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations so far – what’s good, bad and downright dodgy!

Agency Workers Regulations so far – the good

With the first twelve weeks of the AWR coming to an end on 23rd December 2011 – when in theory all agency workers will have ‘equal’ treatment rights to pay, holidays, hours of work etc. – we take a look at the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations so far – what’s good, bad and downright dodgy!

Small Business Owners – the documents you need to employ staff!

We recently highlighted how red tape is putting off small businesses taking on staff. Another area of huge concern and confusion is what paperwork you need to give your staff to ensure your working relationship is clear and unambiguous. We give you the low-down here!

How to make your contracts IR35-proof

This is a difficult and potentially time-consuming process. Long-term freelancers will certainly wish to ‘IR35-proof’ their contracts in order to avoid the reduction in earnings. Contracts will need to be checked for each job/project and they should highlight your status as a self-employed professional.

The Swedish Derogation Model – what is it?

The Agency Workers Regulations come into force on 1st October 2011 to bolster the rights of so-called “vulnerable” agency workers – and the Swedish Derogation is being mentioned a lot by Umbrella Companies. What does it mean?

What is a Contractor?

There are 3 basic ways you can be employed in the UK – as an Employee, as a Worker or as Self-Employed/Freelance. However, Contractors can be either a Worker or Freelance, depending on how they are employed on each job. Read on for more information!

Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) – what is it, and what does it mean?

From 1st October 2011, Agency Workers in Great Britain (Northern Ireland will publish their own separate regulations) will have the right to ‘equal treatment’ in certain areas of their employment. We summarise what you need to know!

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