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AGENCY WORKER REGULATIONS 2010. Joanna Powell Employment Department BTMK Solicitors LLP. STATISTICS. Currently between 0.5 million and 1.5 million Agency workers Over 17,000 agencies £26 billion industry. WHO IS COVERED?. Temporary Work Agencies:

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Agency worker regulations 2010

AGENCY WORKER REGULATIONS 2010

Joanna Powell

Employment Department

BTMK Solicitors LLP


Statistics
STATISTICS

Currently between 0.5 million and 1.5 million

Agency workers

Over 17,000 agencies

£26 billion industry


Who is covered
WHO IS COVERED?

Temporary Work Agencies:

  • Supplies workers to third parties (hirers) on temporary basis

  • Has a contract with the worker but does not give any direct instructions to the worker


Who is covered 2
Who is covered (2)

The Temporary Worker:

  • Contract between agency and worker

  • No permanent placement

  • Subject to supervision and direction of hirer

  • Cannot be in business on their own account


Who is covered 3
Who is covered (3)

The Hirer:

  • Company

  • Partnership

  • Sole trader

  • Public body


Out of scope
Out of scope

  • Genuine outsourcing arrangements

  • The genuinely self-employed

  • In-house staffing banks


Day one rights
DAY ONE RIGHTS

Access to collective facilities and amenities:

  • A staff common room

  • Toilet / shower facilities

  • Access to a workplace creche

  • Access to company transport facilities


Collective facilities and amenities
Collective facilities and amenities

  • Objective justification:

    cost?

    impractical?

    organisational nightmare?


Day one rights1
DAY ONE RIGHTS

Access to information on job vacancies

Fair treatment in accessing vacancies is NOT fair treatment in selecting employees


What to do next
What to do next

Have a thorough induction process:

  • Physical inspection?

  • Handout?


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