09 September 2011
REC confirms govt plans to press ahead with AWR
Alterations to the UK's employment legislation in the form of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) are to go ahead as originally planned, it has been confirmed.
This news has emerged from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), which has been informed by the government that, despite reports of an imminent review into the reforms, the AWR is to be implemented as previously planned.
This legislative update - which will make it compulsory for temporary workers to receive the same employment rights as their full-time colleagues after being with a company for 12 weeks - will be introduced in October.
Recently, Alexander Ehmann of the Institute of Directors stated that a review was necessary due to the potentially negative impact it could have on some businesses across the country.
However, REC chief executive Kevin Green has revealed that no changes will be made to the legislation at this late stage.
"We have written to the prime minister to emphasise the need to monitor the practical impact of the regulations on the industry," he added.
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Posted by Francesca Witney