Temporary workers to receive the same pay and benefits as permanent employees

November 2002
Management Services;Nov2002, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p3
Academic Journal
This article reports that the Laytons, the national firm of solicitors in Great Britain, are advising employers that employ staff on fixed term contracts to review their procedures in light of new regulations which came into force on October 1, 2002. Businesses, which employ staff for seasonal work, such as shop work during Christmas, and hotel and leisure work during the summer, as well as those covering for maternity leave, will be affected by the fixed-term employees regulations. The regulations require businesses to give the same pay and benefits to staff on fixed-term contracts as comparable permanent employees, unless there is a genuine objective justification for the difference. Examples of less favorable treatment include fixed term employees receiving less holiday pay than comparable permanent employees, not receiving the benefits of any commission or bonus scheme operated by the business or failing to be included in any company healthcare provisions.


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