Summary

This topic looks at the law relating to the employment of temporary staff and how employers should manage relationships with agencies and temporary staff. It also covers the rights of temporary workers under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

Employers' Duties

With regard to agency workers, an employer should:

  • understand and clearly specify to the employment agency the type of contractual relationship it wishes to have with the agency worker, eg working on a temporary assignment or with a view to making a permanent appointment

  • identify the reasons for choosing to use an agency worker rather than recruiting a permanent member of staff

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