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Contracts Of Employment: Where Does The Responsibility For Agency Workers Lie? August 20, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Sponsors.

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Do you know who carries the employment risk for your agency workers? This is a question that businesses should be asking themselves – most employment agencies engage their workers under ‘contracts for services’ which are intended to deny the existence of any employment relationship but this has created a grey area as to who, if anyone, might be recognised as the worker’s employer, the agency or the client?

This has led to uncertainty from businesses in appointing agency workers because of the concern that if the client was found to be the employer, they would be responsible for all statutory rights for which employees qualify. Of course, most businesses use employment agencies for the supply of temporary workers because they do not want, or need this responsibility.

Adecco Premier prides itself on understanding the complex “people pressures” organisations face on a daily basis. It has taken steps to clarify the issue of employee responsibility for its clients by issuing all temporary associates with contracts of employment. Contracts issued by Adecco Premier meet the requirements of the Employment Rights Act 1996. In this, Adecco Premier is clearly identified as the employer and all temporary associates are made aware of this before they begin assignments with our clients.

The benefits to clients and associates are clear. For companies looking to engage agency staff the risk of claims being successfully brought against them for unfair dismissal, redundancy pay, breach of contract and other statutory rights are significantly reduced. Adecco Premier’s associates are protected by the terms of their contract and enjoy rights as employees, which they would not previously have had, such as, maternity and paternity leave, redundancy payments (paid by Adecco Premier) and eye tests, making contract employment a viable option for professional workers looking to further their career within a new organisation.

The new Adecco Premier team in Liverpool has a wealth of recruitment experience between them. The new style recruitment services offered by the consultants ensure that interesting, talented and skilled people are matched with local businesses needing premier staff solutions.

Call 0151 243 5900 to speak to David and the Adecco Premier team.

Adecco Premier
8 Chapel Street
L3 9AG

Tel: 0151 243 5900



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