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The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL AND INTERPRETATION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.The meaning of “connected”

    4. 4.Transitional and Saving Provisions and Revocation

  3. PART II GENERAL OBLIGATIONS

    1. 5.Restriction on requiring work-seekers to use additional services

    2. 6.Restriction on detrimental action relating to work-seekers working elsewhere

    3. 7.Restriction on providing work-seekers in industrial disputes

    4. 8.Restriction on paying work-seekers' remuneration

    5. 9.Restriction on agencies and employment businesses purporting to act on a different basis

    6. 10.Restriction on charges to hirers

    7. 11.Entering into a contract on behalf of a client

    8. 12.Prohibition on employment businesses withholding payment to work-seekers on certain grounds

  4. PART III REQUIREMENTS TO BE SATISFIED BEFORE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED

    1. 13.Notification of charges and the terms of offers

    2. 14.Requirement to obtain agreement to terms with work-seekers

    3. 15.Content of terms with work-seekers: Employment businesses

    4. 16.Content of terms with work-seekers: Agencies

    5. 17.Requirement to obtain agreement to terms with hirers

  5. PART IV REQUIREMENTS TO BE SATISFIED IN RELATION TO THE INTRODUCTION OR SUPPLY OF A WORK-SEEKER TO A HIRER

    1. 18.Information to be obtained from a hirer

    2. 19.Confirmation to be obtained about a work-seeker

    3. 20.Steps to be taken for the protection of the work-seeker and the hirer

    4. 21.Provision of information to work-seekers and hirers

    5. 22.Additional requirements where professional qualifications are required or where work-seekers are to work with vulnerable persons

  6. PART V SPECIAL SITUATIONS

    1. 23.Situations where more than one agency or employment business is involved

    2. 24.Situations where work-seekers are provided with travel or required to live away from home

  7. PART VI CLIENT ACCOUNTS AND CHARGES TO WORK-SEEKERS

    1. 25.Client accounts

    2. 26.Circumstances in which fees may be charged to work-seekers

  8. PART VII MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 27.Advertisements

    2. 28.Confidentiality

    3. 29.Records

    4. 30.Civil liability

    5. 31.Effect of prohibited or unenforceable terms and recoverability of monies

    6. 32.Application of the Regulations to work-seekers which are incorporated

    7. 33.Electronic and other communications

  9. Signature

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. 1.

      Transitional and Saving Provisions

    2. 2.

      Client accounts

    3. 3.

      Occupations in respect of which employment agencies may charge fees to work-seekers

    4. 4.

      Particulars to be included in an agency’s or employment business’s records relating to work-seekers

    5. 5.

      Particulars to be included in an agency’s or employment business’s records relating to hirers

    6. 6.

      Particulars to be included in an agency’s or employment business’s records relating to other agencies or employment businesses

  11. Explanatory Note

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