The DTI has, today, issued guidance on how the long-awaited Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 Regulations will work.
They are due to come into force on 6th April 2004. The main implication for employment lawyers is the way in which it requires employment agencies / business to specify the employment status of any individual who obtains work through the agency / business (i.e. self-employed, employed). It also requires the agency / business to give written notice as to the terms and condition on which the individual is employed or engaged.