acas Articles

ACAS comment on Agency Worker Regulations
marketing | 24 March 2015
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ACAS (Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service) have released a report commenting on the impact of The Agency Workers Regulations that were released in the UK in 2011.

In Europe the aim of the Agency Workers Directive was to “establish a fair balance between two goals: improving the protection of agency workers (by establishing equal treatment) and supporting and recognising the positive role of agency work in bringing flexibility to the labour market (by encouraging the removal of excessive restrictions on this type of work)”. 

editor | 20 August 2012
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ACAS have issued a survey of the effects of AWR (Agency Worker Regulations) 9 months after they came into force.

4Dm1n | 8 September 2011
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The Final Version of The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) has been issued and contained a number of welcome changes.

4Dm1n | 3 September 2011
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If you're hearing this for the first time then you are probably thinking what does this have to do with contractors or recruitment?! The French extension is the French equivalent of the Swedish Derogation model. 

4Dm1n | 21 October 2010
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Due to come into force in October 2011 the Agency Workers Regulations aim to ensure "“the basic working and employment conditions of temporary agency workers shall be, for the duration of their assignment at a user undertaking, at least those that would apply if they had been recruited directly by that undertaking to occupy the same job”.

There had been some specualtion that although contractors working through Umbrella Companies were initially going to be caught by the new regulations the new Tory Government would review this and make them outside their scope (as contractors working through their own limited companies are outside the scope).

Contractor Holiday Pay

Reaction continues to dominate the news in relation to the tribunal cases (Road maintenance company Bear Scotland v Fulton, engineering firm Amec v Law and industrial services group Hertel v Wood) that ruled that workers who regularly perform overtime should have these earnings reflected in their holiday pay as this is their “normal pay”.

4Dm1n | 26 September 2011
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The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) come into force next week (1st October). But are you ready?

4Dm1n | 7 September 2011
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With The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) due to launch 1st October 2011, The Telegraph newspaper claims that David Cameron has researched whether they can be diluted.

4Dm1n | 2 September 2011
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As the effective start date for AWR (1st October 2011) gets closer the Umbrella Company industry, along with end clients and recruitment agencies, appears to be favouring the Fully Compliant Umbrella Model in respect of adhering to the new regulations.