Recruitment Sector

Companies increasingly rely on flexible resources such as temporary workers, agency workers, self-employed consultants and contract workers.

The last few years have witnessed some of the most turbulent times that the recruitment sector has ever seen. Regulation of the recruitment sector has increased and there is growing interference from Parliament and Europe as to which workers have employment rights and, if so, what rights.  This, combined with the general regulatory environment created by the Employment Agencies Act 1973, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, the Gangmasters Licensing Act 2004, the Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010, the Bribery Act 2010 and the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, makes sector specific experience a pre-requisite.

We act for a number of recruitment industry clients ranging from start-ups to established International players. As a result, we fully understand the dynamics of today’s global recruitment environment.

If you would like to contact us to speak to one of our solicitors on a confidential basis please call 0203 178 5361.

Click here for our overview of the Agency Workers Regulations

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