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AWR 'should be reviewed in 2012'

AWR 'should be reviewed in 2012'

A review of the Agency Workers Regulations should take place at some point in the next year, it has been said. Forthcoming alterations to the UK's employment law system should be reviewed by the government sooner rather than later, an expert has said.

As of October 1st, the new Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) will come into effect in Britain, which will make it compulsory for companies to give their temporary workers the same employment rights as full-time staff members once they have been with an organisation for a period of 12 weeks.

These plans from the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance have been given a largely lukewarm welcome from many managers and organisations.

With this in mind, Tom Hadley, director of policy and professional services at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) feels the government should conduct a review on the AWR next autumn to analyse how the reforms are working.

"As with any EU legislation, wriggle room may be limited but committing to a one year review would send an important message to the industry," he added.

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Posted by Francesca Witney.