Key law change fo­cus of em­ploy­ment event

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Et business Daily - break­fast brief­ing: Anne Corder and Martin Bloom will be up­dat­ing HR pro­fes­sion­als on the Agency Work­ers Reg­u­la­tions By JOHN KRALEVICH john.kralevich@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

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

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