Reorganisations update: don’t forget agency workers

HR professionals are by now old hands when it comes to dealing with the main provisions of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (or AWRs as they’re commonly called). Under the AWRs, agency workers are entitled to certain key information (for example on permanent vacancies) and the equalisation of certain key benefits, facilities and remuneration.

One less-well-known AWR requirement is to provide information on agency workers as part of a reorganisation. Where there are transfers of employees (engaging TUPE 2006) or mass redundancies (under TULR(C)A 1992), agency worker information must be supplied under these pieces of legislation. Information must be supplied, for each piece of legislation, on: the numbers of agency workers working under the supervision and direction of the employer; the parts of the organisation they work in; and the type of work they carry out…

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