Agency workers regulations
by Nick Chowdrey
Agency Workers Regulations ensure these workers are given some of the same employment rights as full-time employees who do the same work, and prevent companies from exploiting contractors.
If you’re in scope of the Agency Workers Regulations, you could be entitled to benefits from your employer. Whether or not you can claim benefits will depend on if you’re a contractor, limited company contractor, or personal service company. Seeing as Agency Workers Regulations can carry heavy consequences for employers, many tactics have been developed to avoid the rules. You need to know what the law says to avoid being trapped in a restrictive contract.
This guide goes over what the law says, helps you figure out if it applies to you and gives advice on what you can do to enforce your rights.