Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Bill 2011 Andy Smith Head of Regulation and Employment, Adecco Group UK & Ireland [email_address] Please note: This briefing does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Appropriate legal advice should be sought for specific circumstances and before action is taken.
Employment agency: ‘…a person…engaged in an economic activity who employs an individual under a contract of employment by virtue of which the individual may be assigned to work for, and under the direction and supervision of, a person other than the first named person…’
Agency worker: ‘…an individual employed by an employment agency under a contract of employment by virtue of which the individual may be assigned to work for and under the supervision and direction of, a person other than the employment agency…’
Contract of employment:
Contract of service, or
Other contract under which individual agrees to do work for another person
BUT only terms that are ‘…payable in accordance with any enactment, collective agreement, or other arrangement that is generally applicable in respect of employees or any class of employees of the hirer’