Are you the owner of a company who hire temporary members of staff?
Then it’s important that you, as an agency, to keep up-to-date with the recent rules and regulations that may affect the payroll process for you and your temporary staff as well as preventing any unnecessary problems arising.
In 2011, new legislation was brought in under the act of The Agency Worker Regulations (2011) that introduced rules for agency workers, giving them similar rights to full-time workers.
As of 2011, employers must provide payroll temporary workers with information about permanent job vacancies as soon as they start working for you. These agency workers must also have access to facilities used by full-time workers such as car parks, canteens and transport services.
After twelve weeks of work, the temporary worker is then entitled to other rights, which includes:
Basic Pay – with holidays, overtime and work related bonuses available.
Working Hours – just like full-time staff, your temporary staff members are entitled to work similar hours as members of your team.
Annual Leave – agency workers still have the entitlement to the same annual leave as full time staff members.
Night Work – working night shifts should be accessible to your temporary workers if you also offer that to your full time staff.
Breaks – temporary staff should be entitled to the same rest time and lunch breaks as full time workers.
Paid Antenatal Appointments – for pregnant agency workers they should be allowed paid appointments.
In 2012, The Agency Work Regulations act also entitled payroll temporary staff access to workplace pension schemes. This means the agency workers are eligible to enroll on the qualifying pension programme the employer has chosen.
Is this all too confusing and difficult for you to keep up with? Then you should probably have someone at hand who can explain any future changes to legislation and organise your temporary staff payroll.
We don’t believe in one-size fits all because all agencies are different and need specific payroll models – that’s why we created our very own payroll solutions! Pytronot provide six solutions for payroll that are tailored to how your agency works. To speak to a member of our team, call 0203 763 8666 or email email@example.com