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Employment Law Report 2011 CPD Training Bundle
Employment Law
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Course Aims:

This pair of podcasts aims to identify some of the most interesting practical and legal issues surrounding the implementation of the most heralded Agency Worker Regulations 2010. This part is concerned with the important day-1 rights including the rights to collective facilities and job vacancies. It then goes on to address some of the key conceptual points concerning the qualification for 12-week rights, continuity of service and anti-avoidance protection. Part two of the CPDcast mini-series will focus on the key 12-week rights concerning pay.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what the Agency Worker Regulations are all about;
  • Understand the nature of the right agency workers are entitled to following the regulations’ implementation;
  • Understand the key day-1 rights and their extent;
  • Understand what is meant by ‘equality’ in the regulations and how this achieved;
  • Be aware of the complex continuity rules necessary for agency workers to qualify for certain rights;
  • Understand the issues around determining when a new assignment begins and an old one ends;
  • Understand the key 12-week rights.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • The Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

In this lively two part CPDcast mini-series, partner Tom Flanagan at Irwin Mitchell and Darren Newman of InCompany Training discuss the long awaited Agency Worker Regulations and the accompanying guidance. The Regulations will be implemented in October 2011 and introduce wide ranging changes to the terms and conditions enjoyed by Agency workers. Part one of this podcast focuses on the ‘day 1’ and ’12 week’ rights. Part 2 will focus on pay.

Podcast added: 05/09/11

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-07-30

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