AWR Guidance

Agency Workers Directive - The law is changing

To help you better understand how the Agency Worker Regulations will affect your organisation we have produced number of guidance sheets for your reference.

EU regulations already enshrine equal treatment for part-time and fixed-term workers. The aim of the EU Agency Workers Directive was to extend this principle to agency workers. Initial drafts of the EU Directive were blocked in Brussels for many years following lobbying campaigns by REC and other business bodies.

Equal treatment for temporary workers has been in operation in many other European countries since the 1980s and 1990s.