AWR & Other Legislation

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 1 October 2011.

The AWR provides that an Agency Worker (Agency Temp) who completes a 12 week Qualifying Period in the same role for you, the Client, will be entitled to receive treatment equal to what they would have received had you recruited them directly.

You, the Client, can either provide the relevant terms and conditions the agency worker would have received had you recruited them directly, or point to a comparable employee you have identified in your organisation. A comparable employee is an existing employee doing the same or broadly similar work, working in the same location, or different location.

NB: The Agency Workers Regulations do not alter agency workers’ employment status i.e. they do not make an agency worker an employee of either the hirer (the Client’s company) or the agency.

SCI are fully compliant with the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), provide alerts and reminders as workers approach the qualifying period, and will minimise your compliance burden with regard to the AWR.

SCI is a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and is compliant with the REC’s Code of Professional Conduct. We are also fully compliant with all relevant legislation affecting the recruitment industry.

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