Tag Archives: agency workers

UK: Gig economy- Taylor Review released

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published yesterday. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working practices and the rights of workers, and examines whether our current legislative and regulatory framework is fit for purpose. The … Continue reading

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UK: Whistleblowing- Court of Appeal decision on agency workers

Employers should note that agency workers may be able to bring whistleblowing claims against both the end-user and the third party introducer. The fact that an individual is a worker for one party does not inevitably prevent them from also … Continue reading

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Germany: New legislation for temporary agency workers

Effective 1 April 2017, the legislator has made several amendments to the German Act on Temporary Work (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungesetz). The changes have been awaited for quite some time now and bring several amendments and clarifications of high relevance to all companies … Continue reading

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UK: Employers could face whistleblowing liability despite decision-maker’s ignorance of protected disclosure, and for claims from agency workers

The EAT has confirmed that the reason for a dismissal can be the employee's whistleblowing, even where the decision-maker is unaware of this, if their decision has been manipulated by a manager aware of the protected disclosure and motivated by … Continue reading

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Germany: Reforms to temporary agency work law and company pensions

The last few months saw legislative progress in two areas: temporary agency work and company pensions.

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Filed under Employment status (including agency workers, casual workers, use of contractors and 'dispatch' arrangements), Jurisdiction: Germany, Remuneration (including bonus and incentive plans)

UK: Employers can redeploy permanent employees to vacancies in priority to agency workers

Agency worker regulations provide that an agency worker has the right to be informed of any relevant vacancies in the hiring company, so as "to give that agency worker the same opportunity … to find permanent employment". The EAT has … Continue reading

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UK: Agency workers – meaning of “temporary”

Workers supplied by an agency on an open-ended basis, rather than for a fixed term, are not covered by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 as these apply only to those supplied on "temporary" assignments. (Moran v Ideal Cleaning Services, EAT)

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Asia-Pacific: Governments crack down on the use of agency and temporary workers

In the last year, we have seen governments across the Asia-Pacific region tightening their laws and regulations relating to the use of agency (dispatch) and temporary workers. At least in some cases, this is in response to a perceived over-reliance … Continue reading

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Filed under Employment status (including agency workers, casual workers, use of contractors and 'dispatch' arrangements), Jurisdiction: Asia, Jurisdiction: Australia, Jurisdiction: Cross-border

UK: TUPE/collective redundancies: employers must provide agency worker information

In October 2011 the obligations to provide information to union/ employee representatives on a TUPE transfer or when proposing collective redundancies were amended to require information to be given about the employer’s use of agency workers throughout its business.  A … Continue reading

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UK: Are ‘zero-hours contracts’ an alternative to the use of agency workers?

In a recent survey on employment trends in 2012, the CBI reported that the increased costs and complexity brought about by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 have resulted in more than half of companies reducing their use of agency workers and one … Continue reading

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