The Agency Workers Regulations come into force on 1 October 2011. They will give you an entitlement to the same basic employment and working conditions as if you’d been recruited directly.
The new rules mean that from day one of an assignment you’ll be entitled to use your workplace’s facilities, and get information on job vacancies.
After 12 weeks employment
After 12 weeks in the same job with the same hirer you’ll be entitled to equal treatment in:
- night work
- rest periods/breaks
- duration of working time
The new rules don’t mean that you become a permanent employee of the hirer after 12 weeks.
The regulations are not retrospective (back dated). Any time spent on an assignment before 1 October 2011 will not count towards the 12 week qualifying. For more information please click here