Podcast Location:
Download it here [file size: 20 MB]
Categories:
Employment Law
CPD Points:
Up to 1 point. details »

Due to the difference in guidelines between the SRA and the Bar Standards Board, CPD points are awarded differently for Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives:

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This course provides a broad and detailed analysis of the law relating to agency work and recent decisions which impact in this area. It is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the key differences between legal rights of agency workers and non-agency workers;
  • Be familiar with the important recent decisions on the rights of agency workers and the circumstances where a contract can be implied between an end user and an agency worker;
  • Understand the key aspects of the recent decision on James v London Borough of Greenwich;
  • Have a knowledge of the possibility the potential for new legislation emanating either from the UK Parliament or the European Union;
  • Be familiar with the alternative means of enforcing agency workers rights.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Dacas v Brook Street Bureau (UK) Ltd [2004] ICR 1437;
  • Cable & Wireless plc v Muscat [2006] ICR 975;
  • James v London Borough of Greenwich. EAT, para2para2[2006] UKEAT 0006/06;
  • James v London Borough of Greenwich. Court of Appeal, [2008] EWCA Civ 35;
  • Consistent Group v. Kalwak [2007] IRLR 560;
  • Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill ;
  • Gangmasters (Licencing) Act 2004;
  • Employment Bill.

This podcast is part of our employment law series. In it Steve Gibbons considers the recent case law on agency work, from the Dacas decision through to the Court of Appeal’s decision in James v Greenwich. Also considered are the prospects of legislation, either from a private member’s bill or a European Directive on Agency Work. It concludes by looking at practical steps that those advising employers or employees may take.

Podcast Added: 27/02/2009

Start this CPDcast Activity

© CPDcast.com