By Marcus Leach

The 1st of October 2011 saw the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR).

To help highlight the importance and awareness of the
implementation date, there was a much required push to help educate those
affected, with many leading groups collaborating and ensuring that there was
maximum exposure towards the deadline date.

The AWR, also known as the Agency Workers Directive (AWD), is a piece of
legislation that entitles an agency worker to the same basic working and
employment conditions as would have been received if directly employed by
the company, therefore giving all agency workers day one rights through to
entitlements after twelve weeks.

UK's leading umbrella company Tarpon believe that the introduction of the
AWR will not affect the demand for agency workers and others involved.

According to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC)
JobsOutlook Report, the legislation offers a positive outlook with 83% of
employers polled intending to retain or increase their temporary staff over
the next three months, with 86% planning to increase or maintain levels over
the next 12 months.

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