Agency Workers - Where Are We Now?

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 14 March 2014
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The Labour Court has addressed the notion of equal pay as and between agency workers and direct hirees head on. The Court has not been slow to make retrospective awards of pay for agency workers. Specifically, the awards include pay the agency worker ought to have received since 5 December 2011.

Although the 2012 Act was enacted on May 16, 2012, the equal pay provision is deemed to have commenced on December 5, 2011 – the date by which EU member states had to implement Directive 2008/104/EC. A very recent retrospective award to a truck driver under the 2012 Act in the amount of €20,000 in respect of a claim for equal pay is the highest award under the Act

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