Agency Workers Regulations Review: Government announces plans to keep better track of agency workers
The government recently announced plans to implement record-keeping requirements on hirers to ensure compliance with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. The regulations currently do not prescribe the records that a recruitment business or hirer should keep. Consequently, it is difficult to monitor the extent to which temporary agency workers receive the same basic working and employment conditions as the hirers’ direct employees, after completing the 12-week qualifying period.
The government has expressed its commitment to provide additional guidance in order to help combat this issue.