Agency Employees: Be aware of your responsibilities!

The Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Bill was signed by the President in 2012.  This gives effect to EU Directive 2008/104/EC on temporary agency work.  The Act provides that equal treatment in terms of basic working and employment conditions must be applied to temporary agency workers in the same way as if they were directly recruited by the hirer to the same or similar job.  Estimates suggest that there are about 35,000 temporary agency workers in Ireland.  The majority of agency workers are engaged in the private sector across a diverse range of sectors including security, manufacturing, services, ICT etc.  In the public sector, agency working features predominantly in the health sector, which employs significant levels of workers in posts including orderlies, nurses, other professional services and doctors.

For further information contact Brian Dignam, OSK. OSK are one of Irelands leading firms of Accountants in Dublin, providing quality accounting services since 1985.

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