THE AGENCY WORKERS REGULATIONS (AWR) WAS IMPLEMENTED IN THE UK ON 1ST OCTOBER 2011.

The purpose of the regulations is to provide temporary workers with equal treatment in terms of basic working and employment conditions as if they had been employed directly to do the same job. The Regulations are the most important legislation to affect the recruitment industry since the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations came into force in 2003. It is imperative that we support our clients to ensure they are ready for the Regulations. The rights will apply after a 12 week qualifying period.

Following the 12 week qualifying period the temporary workers will be entitled to equal treatment, including; pay, working hours, overtime, breaks, holidays and access to training and collective facilities. Equal treatment does not apply to sick pay or paternity/maternity leave.

awr

If you have any questions surrounding AWR, then our recruitment professionals will be more than happy to assist you, give us a call on 0333 121 2324 so that we can answer any questions that you may have.

AWR Download

After 12 weeks candidates have the right to equal treatment, this only applies to terms and conditions that include working time, holidays and pay, such as

  • Duration of working time
  • Overtime and night work
  • Breaks and rest periods
  • Holidays and public holiday pay
  • Collective facilities

This does not include the following:

  • Occupational sick pay
  • Maternity/Paternity Pay
  • Redundancy and notice pay
  • Pension payments entitlement
  • Bonus types not performance related
  • Profit share schemes
  • Season ticket loans or car allowance
We use cookies to provide you with the best possible browsing experience on our website. You can find out more below.
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient.The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
+Necessary
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
ResolutionUsed to ensure the correct version of the site is displayed to your device.
essential
SessionUsed to track your user session on our website.
essential
+Statistics
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics is an analytics tool to measure website, app, digital and offline data to gain user insights.
Yes
No
Google Tag Manager
Yes
No

More Details