Agency Work Act - Guidance Document

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 28 September 2012
Jennifer Cashman
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1. Introduction

The long awaited guidance document (“the Guidelines”) on the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 (“the Act”) has been published by the Minister.

The Guidelines are intended to assist agency workers, hirers of agency workers and employment agencies to better understand the provisions of the Act. They also seek to clarify some of the issues in the Act.

Unfortunately, the Guidelines are disappointing in so far as much of the document simply repeats what is already stated in the Act. It runs to only 12 pages and fails to set out any practical examples, unlike the UK equivalent document which is far more comprehensive and useful in terms

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