New Protections for Temporary Agency Workers - 5 December Deadline Approaches

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 20 October 2011
Susan Battye
LK Shields
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The EU Directive on Temporary Agency Work (Directive 2008/104/EC, the “Directive”) is due to be transposed by all Member States of the European Union by 5 December 2011. The central objective of the Directive is to ensure equal treatment between temporary agency workers and workers recruited directly by the organisation where the agency worker is placed (the “end user”).


The Directive provides that:

1. The basic working and employment conditions (which include pay, working time, overtime, breaks, rest periods, night work, holidays and public holidays) of temporary agency workers should be, for the duration of their assignment at an end user, at least the same as those

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