Agency Workers

The recruitment industry and Agency Workers.

Agency Workers

A recruitment business can be an employment agency or an employment business or both.

An agency or recruitment consultancy introduce people who are looking for work to employers and they become an employee of the business or organisation to whom they were introduced by the agency.

An employment business arranges temporary work and the temporary worker is paid by the agency rather than by the business or organisation to which they are supplied.

The private recruitment industry is regulated by The Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, and the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which implemented the EU Temporary Workers Directive.

Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which came into force on 1 October 2011, give agency workers an entitlement to equal treatment in respect of basic working and employment conditions after 12 weeks in a given job.

Rules for employment agencies and businesses (gov.uk)

Employment agencies and businesses must keep proper records about the workers and hirers they work with.

Record keeping for employment agencies (gov.uk)

With effect from 6 April 2020, all new agency workers must be given a “Key information document” before agreeing terms with an employment business.

Key information for agency workers (gov.uk)


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Last Updated on December 15, 2020 by Admin