What does the temporary agency work act mean for temporary and contract workers?


On 5th December 2011, the Agency Worker Directive (AWD) was scheduled to come into force in Ireland, giving new entitlements to agency workers. This legislation, which is officially known as the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 the Act was passed into law in Ireland on 16th May 2012.

In an effort to make it easier to digest all of this information I have put together a summary of seven question which I hope explains the main points.