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Agency Workers Regulations

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If your company engages agency workers to maintain flexibility and keep costs down, you may need to rethink the structure of your workforce. The Agency Workers' Regulations come into force on 1 October 2011. That seems like a long way off, but the potential implications for UK business are such that the government has issued regulations well in advance so companies have sufficient time in which to adjust their working practices. Supported Following consultation on the first draft of the regulations, a final version was laid before parliament on 21 January 2010. These regulations will be supported by guidance likely to be ...
Though statistics are disputed, there are currently between half a million and one and a half million agency workers in the UK, and probably over 17,000 agencies. As a result of judge made law and absence of statutory protection, agency workers are less likely than permanent staff to be adequately paid, have reasonable notice before dismissal, and have access to important standards under the Employment Rights Act 1996 . For most of the 20th century, employment agencies were quasi-legal entities in international law. The International Labour Organisation in many Conventions called on member states to abolish them. However the UK ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
The coalition's threat to agency workers – my letter to David ...
This afternoon, I have written to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to ask two important questions about the Government’s position on agency workers. Please read my letter below — and let me know what you think in the comments or by Twitter. Dear Prime Minister, I am writing to ask you about the Government’s position in regard to agency workers. During Labour’s time in office, the Government set out new rights for agency workers in the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. Concerns have been raised about agency workers working for long periods alongside permanent workers and never getting access to the same pay or other ... market research, surveys and trends
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 « Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP ...
are due to come into force. The time between publication of the final Regulations and them coming into force was intended to give recruitment agencies and hirers sufficient time to adjust to the new regulatory framework.  The regulations will give temporary workers who are placed by recruitment agencies with hirers a right to equal treatment - namely that the basic working and employment conditions of temporary workers shall be, for the duration of the assignment at a hirer, comparable to those who had been recruited directly to do the same job. Many business have survived the recession by engaging employees or workers on short ... market research, surveys and trends

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Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics have shown a slight drop in the number of people out of work. Between March and May, the number fell by 34,000 to 2.47 million. Commenting on this fall in the numbers seeking work, Kevin Green, the REC’s Chief Executive, said: “These figures are an encouraging sign of the stability returning to the jobs market as was borne out in our Report on Jobs last week with an upturn in sectors such as construction and engineering. But the public sector still has an opportunity to avoid massive job losses through learning from the private sector how costs can be reduced while at ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Perm staff still on pre-recession pay cuts
Are both workers and businesses turning to temporary agency workers as current conditions continue to inflict pay cuts on permanent staff? As over three quarters of permanent staff continue to feel the pay crunch, temporary agency workers flexibility and ability to plug interim gaps has seen them escape the worst of the salary cuts, meaning a continued growth in popularity. A recent report by recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark Some 77 per cent of staff who accepted a pay reduction in order to avoid redundancy have not seen their pay return to pre-recession levels. The survey also found that employers were using ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
What do I need to know to keep up with changes in employment law?
I have recently taken over managing employment issues in my practice following the departure of our human resources director. I have heard there are a number of changes that employers have to keep on top of. What are they? 16 July 2010 While the pace of legislative change for employersI have recently taken over managing employment issues in my practice following the departure of our human resources director. I have heard there are a number of changes that employers have to keep on top of. What are they? under the coalition government is rumoured to be likely to slow down considerably, there remains plenty for employers to have ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Implimentation of the agency workers directive - consultation on ...
Annex C: Agency Workers Regulations: Scope, rights and remedies flowchart .... set out in this document (Annex B: Draft Agency Workers Regulations. 2010; ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
North Carolina Industrial Commission's Directory of All 50 States ...
The N.C. Industrial Commission�s list of U.S. workers� compensation agencies is a separate document. It is updated daily, as we receive new information; and is probably the most complete and up-to-date listing of its type available anywhere. Click here for a comprehensive Workers� Compensation Administrators Directory for the United States and Canada ( http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/pages/wcadmdir.htm ). Note: The following list may be reprinted for free as long as it contains this credit line: �This Workers� Compensation Administrators Directory was compiled by Robert W. McDowell for the North Carolina Industrial ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
CHAPTER 487 PESTICIDE REGULATION AND SAFETY PART II FLORIDA ...
487.2041 Enforcement of federal worker protection regulations. ... Protection Agency Worker Protection Standard, 40 C.F.R. s. 1707(b), or this part. ...
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AGENCY WORKERS REGULATIONS
  1. profile image JEmploymentLaw Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which were due to come into force on 1 October 2011, are now being reviewed by the government
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  3. profile image jasondperry The Secretary of State for BIS has confirmed in the House of Commons that the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (due to come into force on 1 …
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What costs should be considered when starting a new Agency? Who ...
Some aspects of your questions have been well answered. So much so that I wonder why I ever risked starting my own business with so many expenses and critical aspects to consider and plan for.. I think I'll focus on the 'surprises' and 'advice' Surprises - Developing steady and regular cash flow has taken twice as long and has been about half as much as forecast in the business plan - Sourcing the best candidates has not primarily come from expensive advertising and access to searchable databases but rather from professional networks, candidate and client referrals built over time (but that is in the ...
Does OSHA have any regulations about trash collectors riding on ...
Garbage collector David Richard was on his usual pickup route in Boca Raton, Florida, when a fluke accident ended his life. No one knows what happened, but Richards was standing behind his truck when it started moving in reverse. It knocked him over, dragging him 20 feet before crashing through a fence. Firefighters found him dead when they arrived. At first glance, garbage collecting may not seem extremely hazardous. But research shows that it can in fact be both dangerous and even deadly. A report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shows that between 1980 and 1992, 450 sanitation workers ...