The Association of Labour Providers and Brabners Chaffe Street launch specialist Swedish Derogation
The Association of Labour Providers and Brabners Chaffe Street launch specialist Swedish Derogation workshops
The Association of Labour Providers (ALP) and leading law firm Brabners Chaffe Street have joined forces to launch a series of specialist workshops outlining the provisions and practical ramifications of employing agency workers on a “Swedish Derogation” contract.
In order to meet the requirements of Regulation 10 of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, known widely as the “Swedish Derogation”, agencies must employ agency workers on permanent contracts and must pay the agency worker a specified 'minimum amount' of pay between assignments. This provides an exemption from the requirement to provide equal treatment under the Regulations in so far as it relates to 'pay'.
The workshops have been developed to help delegates understand the additional obligations of employing agency workers on a permanent contract, the legal issues surrounding implementing and running the Swedish Derogation model, the operational considerations of paying between assignments, the practical issues such as transferring and terminating pay between assignments contract workers and how to avoid and mitigate the risks of getting it wrong.
They are presented by Brabners Chaffe Street Partner Paul Chamberlain, a nationally recognised expert in the law relating to employment businesses and the Agency Workers Regulations who says: “These workshops are applicable to all agency sectors and are highly recommended for temporary work agencies and hirers who are using or considering using the Swedish Derogation model. This is a powerful piece of legislation and if agencies and hirers fail to put it into practice correctly it could leave them vulnerable to employment tribunal claims.”
David Camp, ALP Director commented: We are delighted to work with Paul Chamberlain on this much needed training. The workshop is for both agencies and hirers, with the emphasis on the need to work together to ensure that the Agency Workers Regulations are complied with and are implemented effectively, responsibly and to minimise risk.
The full day workshops take place between 9.30am and 4pm at locations across the country on the following dates:
23 February 2012 in Manchester
Venue: The Co-operative Group, New Century House, Manchester, M60 4ES
1 March 2012 in Coventry
Venue: Sainsburys, Northview, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, CV2 2SJ
29 March 2012 in Peterborough
Venue: Tesco Distribution Centre, 1 Staplee Way, Peterborough, PE1 4YT
In-house workshops are also available.
To book your place or obtain further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org call 01276 509306.