BIS Agency Workers Regulations Guidance

BIS Agency Workers Regulations Guidance

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The BIS Agency Workers Regulations Guidance provides guidance from the Department for Business Innovation & Skills to hirers of agency workers and the recruitment sector on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (the Regulations).

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The BIS Agency Workers Regulations Guidance goes through the key provisions of the Regulations with illustrative examples. The Regulations give agency workers the right to the same basic employment and working conditions as if they had been directly recruited by the hirer, if they complete a qualifying period of 12 weeks in a particular job.

The Guidance contains the following sections:
1) Introduction
2) Scope
3) In Scope
4) Out of Scope
5) Qualifying for ‘equal treatment’
6) How to identify ‘basic working and employment conditions’ and the relevance of a “comparator”
7) Pay
8) Supply teachers
9) Working time and holiday entitlements
10) Pregnant workers and new mothers
11) Pay between assignments
12) Information requests, liability and remedies
13) Information a TWA must have before supplying an agency worker
14) Compliance information required by a TWA from a hirer
15) Other factors

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