Can I ask if there is a limit to the transfer fee amount?
Does "The supply terms can’t be worse for the hirer than those before the hirers opted for the set hire period." imply it can't be worse than what would otherwise be the agencies margin?
I'm not sure how this applies to me - I'm not told how long the hire period is for, and was under the impression that it is periodically extended.
Additionally, is option 3 possible, considering the period has already been extended by 3 month beyond my contract end? From what I read here, it seems like the agency cannot enforce a transfer fee 2 months after my contract end, so why am I being asked to work for another 3?
Yous said "here there are provisions for the payment of a fee and/or an extended hire period" - is this not guaranteed? If so, it seems you are saying that no agency can prevent a company from hiring you 2 months after your contract ends?
In this case, I've been told the client contract states that the hire period must be for at least a year until they can employ you.
AHh, THanks. I'll have to find out if the agency is an "employment business".
They provide some "training" at the beginning, and agree to waive this if you fulfill your contract - otherwise they charge excessive fees. I guess this is how they prevent people leaving before 2 years. Are they still a "employment business" though? I'm worried that they also have some mechanism for maintaining that they aren't.
leaving my potential employer for 2 months is perhaps a big ask - Can I chip away at the period with current holidays? That is, Can I move allowed holidays to the end of my contracted period in order to bring forward my termination date?
I don't want to tie you up much longer before I'm satisfied, so just one more thing - I got a strange letter from the agency that went as follows:
"New legislation entitled 'Agency Workers Regulations 2010' is effective from 1st Oct 2011. While this is not applicable to your employment, to the extent that it is deemed applicable, by entering into this contract variation you will have no entitlement to rights conferred under Regulation 5 of the AWR insofar as they relate to pay."
The message urged signing it in order to receive a 'variation', which I didn't since the 'variation' was a 1-year pay increase already promised by my current contract. Was this an attempt to trick me into signing away a right I might have (is it legal to make it seem like I had to sign the letter in order to get what I was already contracted to get?)? What is this (regulation 5)?