03 June 2011
REC urges firms to begin planning for employment law changes
Companies across Britain must now begin their preparations in earnest for the forthcoming changes to the country's employment law brought about by the implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), an expert has said.
As of October 1st, employers will be compelled to offer the same professional conditions to temporary workers as their full-time members of staff after the latter have been with their firm for a period of 12 weeks.
However, despite the fact this alteration is now less than four months away, many firms are yet to start making provisions for the changes it will bring about in the workplace.
And following on from the government's publication of its final version of guidance on the topic, Gillian Econopouly, head of policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, has urged bosses to begin this process sooner rather than later.
"What is important now is that agencies work with their clients to assess the likely impact of AWR and put plans in place for October," she noted.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett