Key law change focus of employment event
PETERBOROUGH employers are being given the opportunity to find out just how a sweeping law change will affect them at a special employment law briefing.
City-based agency Anne Corder Recruitment has worked closely with industry body the Recruitment and Employment Confederation since the Agency Workers Regulations were first discussed. They are now on the statute books and all employers will have to comply by October 2011 or risk legal action.
The agency is hosting a one-off law briefing, in conjunction with Hegarty LLP Solicitors, to update city HR professionals on the practical and legal implications of the regulations. Speakers at the event on Wednesday, June 30 will be Hegarty’s employment expert Martin Bloom and the REC’s director of external relations Tom Hadley.
The Agency Workers Regulations are aimed at giving temporary workers the same rights after 12 weeks in a position as permanent staff members in a comparable role.
Experts at ACR have shared the concerns of the REC that the intro- duction of the rules could result in curbing demand for temporary workers – a market worth about £22 billion annually.
“The regulations are in place and our concern now is to help our clients and other businesses in the local area put in place the procedures they need to ensure they are fully compliant,” said Anne Corder. “The breakfast briefing is aimed at giving local HR professionals an overview of the law and the implications of its introduction.
“We are delighted that Tom Hadley has agreed to come and speak at the seminar.
“He is very knowledgeable on the subject and this is a great opportunity for local HR professionals to tap into that knowledge.”
For more information about the Agency Workers Regulations visit www.annecorder.co.uk