The government has today (1st April 2011) published the draft guidance, open for comment for a two week period. It is crucial that people recognise that the document is a work in progress and has not yet been finalised.
Final guidance is expected to be published early in May 2011, with plenty of time for consideration before the Regulations apply on 1st October 2011.
Agency workers will become first entitled to equal pay and working conditions on Christmas Day 2011, a nice gift from the government!
Adrian, a highly experienced lawyer, founded Lawspeed in 1997. He is responsible for developing our extensive portfolio of products and services, including the widely used Lawspeed contract templates. Adrian is an expert on “recruitment law” and specialises in contracts, regulatory compliance, employment status and dispute handling. He is chair of the trade body the Association of Recruitment Consultancies, the only lawyer lead recruitment trade body in the UK. Adrian and his co-director Ravi devised Standards in Recruitment as a vehicle for helping drive up standards and compliance in the industry.
Adrian is our lead in discussions with the government over regulatory evolution. Apart from assisting with client support, Adrian’s primary role is research and development into methods of business delivery, our latest service Proterms being his most recent project. Adrian heads our IR35 lawyers team.