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Agency Worker Regulations will not be Reviewed by the Government

The Government has announced it will not review the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) due to come into effect in October 2011. In a statement to the House of Commons, the employment relations minister Ed Davey confirmed the Government would not be reviewing regulations, published in January.

The regulations, which were laid before parliament, raised concerns within the business community because of a wide definition of pay for the purposes of establishing equal treatment as well as the issue of short-term repeat assignments, which could result in temporary workers acquiring equal treatment rights with several employers after 12 weeks of an assignment.

So, at long last, everyone affected can now get on with their planning.
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Author: Chris Slay

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