Agency Workers Regulations: the impact a year on
Originally broadcast on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 12:30
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 came into force on 1 October 2011 with the purpose of giving agency workers the same basic employment conditions after 12 weeks working for the company in the same position as those that would have applied if they were recruited directly by the hirer. But many claim that the Regulations have proved something of a damp squib as organisations are avoiding some of the predicted increase in costs of hiring temporary staff which were anticipated as a result of the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations by hiring self-employed people or using very short contracts. Our panel of experts will be examining the impact of the Regulations and asking what effect they have had on recruitment and employment practices.
This webinar will cover:
• Effects of the Regulations on recruitment and employment practices
• Experiences of enforcement
• Key legal and practical difficulties with the Regulations
• Suggested strategies