Handling the legal issues: AWR client evening

Posted on 10/08/2011 by Emma Dadswell


With the new Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) soon to come into effect, it’s perhaps more important than ever for recruitment agencies to liaise closely with their clients in order to meet the new compliance standards.

At Handle Recruitment, we’re committed to working with our clients to manage the transition as efficiently as possible. To kick start this process, we recently hosted an AWR seminar to help take the pressure off HR departments and provide insight into how to prepare for the changes. Held on Wednesday the 10thof August in our offices, employment lawyers Penny Hunt and Christine Jenner from leading law firm Davies Arnold Cooper were on hand to present and field questions about the implications of the new regulations over drinks afterwards.

Commenting on the event, Penny Hunt said, "Here at Davies Arnold Cooper we understand that the AWR represent a significant challenge for businesses using agency workers, and we welcomed the opportunity to speak to Handle's clients. It's clear that close communication between hirers and their agency will be key to dealing effectively with the AWR."

HR representatives from major brands, including UKTV, Universal Music, Essence Media, Emap and ASOS attended the evening and remarked that they had gained a much better understanding of the impending regulations.

If you missed the event, Davies Arnold Cooper is also hosting an AWR breakfast seminar on the 15thof September. The event will focus on tricky areas of the regulations and offer tips for ensuring your contractual terms are fit for purpose. If you’d like to attend or require any further help understanding the regulations and how they might impact your business, get in touch with our Business Operations Manager, Emma Dadswell   -