An amendment to the existing Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 comes into force this month.
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016 include the following changes for employment agencies and businesses:
- Employment agencies and businesses are no longer required to obtain agreement to terms with hirers before commencing services.
- Employment agencies and businesses are prohibited from publishing a relevant recruitment advertisement in other European Economic Area (EEA) states unless they have prior to or at the same time as, published the same advert in English in Great Britain.
- Amendments to the particulars to be included in an agency’s or employment business’s records relating to work-seekers.
- Amendments to the particulars to be included in an agency’s or employment business’s records relating to hirers.
- Amendments to the duty on employment agencies and businesses to maintain records under the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Recruitment and Placement) Regulations 2014.
- The Secretary of State will be required to review the regulations every 5 years.