New Legislation – Reminder
With effect from 1 October 2011, new regulations are in place which provide that agency workers should be given equal treatment in basic working and employment conditions after 12 weeks in a placement. Agency workers will be able to make a claim to a tribunal in the event of any breach and will be entitled to compensation for loss subject to a minimum award of 2 weeks’ pay. Hirers and the agency could face a penalty of up to £5,000 by way of an additional compensatory award for wrongful treatment of temporary workers.
Minimum Wage Rates
New rates took effect from 1 October 2011. For workers aged 21 and over the new rate is £6.08 per hour.
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