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RSG Run Breakfast Briefing Seminar on AWR

RSG Run Breakfast Briefing Seminar on AWR
On Tuesday 17th May, Resource Solutions Group Plc (RSG) ran a breakfast briefing seminar for clients on the controversial Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) and how to prepare for them.
The early morning event was run in conjunction with solicitors Osborne Clarke at their Bristol office in Temple Quay. It was attended by a range of HR and Procurement individuals who were interested in finding out more information before the regulations come into force on 1st October 2011.
Kevin Barrow, a partner at the law firm and acknowledged expert on employment and tax legislation enlightened the audience as to the impact of the new regulations, which is wider ranging than many attendees had previously realised.
Key points discussed included the Swedish Derogation, liability issues and the cost of non-compliance. The presentation also offered clients proactive advice on carrying out impact assessments and ways of reducing the effect of the AWR across the supply chain.
The seminar was supported by Managing Director of RSG Core Recruitment Services, Nick Walrond and RSG Legal Advisor, Karen Ainsworth, both of whom sat on a panel that answered questions from the floor.
Nick said: We were very keen to run this seminar for our clients, as we recognise that the AWR will not only affect employment businesses, but also hirers too. Although most companies are aware of the forthcoming changes to legislation, having only recently received the final guidance notes from BIS, many are still to act on the information.
RSG pride ourselves on being thought and practice leaders, and this seminar gave us a chance to share information and showcase best practice. We were lucky enough to be able to work alongside Osborne Clarke who have a wealth of knowledge in this area.
Karen said: When it comes to AWR, complacency and doing nothing are not options. It is recommended that companies implement their impact reduction strategies early and avoid one size fits all. Impact assessments are paramount, and RSG will be encouraging our clients and partners to ensure that robust processes are implemented in good time to ensure they are compliant by 1st October.


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