The Agency Worker Regulations 2010 provide that agency workers are entitled to the same basic employment terms as the hirer's direct recruits in respect of pay, duration of working time, night work, rest periods, rest breaks and annual leave. In a welcome decision for hirer's that use agency workers, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the reference to "duration of working time" is intended to refer to terms which set a maximum length of working time. It does not mean that agency workers are entitled to an equivalent amount of weekly hours as a direct recruit. For our previous alert on this case, please click here  

Kocur v Angard Staffing & Royal Mail, Court of Appeal