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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to expose some of the likely sticking points between hirers and agency workers in the text of the new regulations.

Special attention will be given to the scope of the equal pay provisions, what parity agency workers will have with employees with respect to other terms and conditions and how liability for breach of the regulations is to be apportioned.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know the timetable for the final consultation and implementation of the draft regulations;
  • Know how an agency worker will come within the scope of the regulations;
  • Know the scope and limitations that have been placed upon the equal pay provisions of the regulations;
  • Be aware of the tension between the implementation of the new EU directive and how it relates to more established discrimination law concepts;
  • Be aware of the rules on how to attribute liability for breach of the regulations;
  • Know the circumstances in which a worker can exempt themselves from the regulations.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • Temporary Agency Workers Directive 2008/104/EC;
  • Draft Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

In this podcast Darren Newman and Tom Flanagan discuss the draft provisions of the Draft Agency Workers Regulations 2010 published in October 2009. Although not due to be implemented until 2011, this first draft provides industry stakeholders an opportunity to speculate on how they will be applied. Although controversial in their development, the aim of the regulations would appear simple – to ensure equal treatment between employees and agency workers.

Download a copy of the Draft Agency Worker Regulations

Podcast added: 15/12/09

This podcast is currently under review pending the implimentation of the final regulations later in 2011

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