Agency Workers Regulations
The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) is a piece of EU legislation that will be implemented in the UK by October 2011. It has huge implications for temporary work agencies and the contractors, freelancers or temps who find work through them.
The aim of AWR is to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation and ensure they have the same basic employment conditions as their permanent equivalents after 12 weeks of service – mainly the right to the same pay, working hours and holidays.
But there’s no need to worry if you’ve got Parasol on your side! Why? Because as one of the most trusted, experienced and long standing providers in the industry, we’ve got a range of robust, fully compliant solutions ready to take the hassle out of AWR for our recruitment agency partners.
To find out more click here to download our handy guide.
We’ve also developed a website to help the industry get to grips with what the legislation means, to listen to the views of everyone affected and to work collaboratively to find legitimate solutions that will protect the robust employment sector in the UK, whilst supporting the right of lower paid agency workers not to be exploited.
Here’s just a taste of what you’ll find on the website:
- Library of the legislative announcements to date
- Latest opinion from the policy makers
- Jargon buster – the common terms in plain English
Plus, you can sign up for regular updates to keep you fully up to speed.
Click here to visit the website. Here you will find all the information you need about the legislation and what it means for you.
Watch our latest video where our CEO, Rob Crossland, talks about what AWR means for recruitment agencies.