employment business
Defined under the Employment Agencies Act 1973 as the business of supplying people in the employment of the person carrying on the business, to act for, and under the control of, other people in any capacity. This covers the hiring out of workers on a temporary basis and is frequently called "temping". It has long been associated with the supply of temporary secretarial and other office staff, but has extended into many other areas, including professional and industrial occupations. Employment businesses are frequently referred to as "agencies", "temp agencies" or "employment agencies", and the workers they supply as "agency workers". This can lead to confusion between an organisation that is acting as an employment businesses and one that is truly acting as an employment agency.
Related links
secondment agreements

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • employment agency — An organisation providing services for the purpose of finding workers employment with employers or of supplying employers with workers for employment by them. The definition under the Employment Agencies Act 1973 applies to a wide range of… …   Law dictionary

  • Business and employment co-operative — Business and employment co operatives (BECs) represent a new approach to providing support to the creation of new businesses. The first BEC was started in France in 1996, since when a further 55 such enterprises operating in 100 locations across… …   Wikipedia

  • employment — em·ploy·ment n 1: an activity or service performed for another esp. for compensation or as an occupation 2: the act of employing: the state of being employed Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Employment scams — Employment scams, also know as job scams, are a form of advance fee fraud scamming where certain unscrupulous persons posing as recruiters and/or employers offer attractive employment opportunities which require the job seeker to pay them money… …   Wikipedia

  • Employment discrimination — (or workplace discrimination) is discrimination in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, and compensation. It includes various types of harassment. Many jurisdictions prohibit some types of employment discrimination, often by forbidding …   Wikipedia

  • business — I (affair) noun activity, concern, duty, interest, matter, mission, proceeding, proposition, responsibility, task, undertaking foreign phrases: Allena negotia exacto officio geruntur. The business of another is to be carried out with particular… …   Law dictionary

  • Business — Busi ness (b[i^]z n[e^]s), n.; pl. {Businesses} (b[i^]z n[e^]s*[e^]z). [From {Busy}.] 1. That which busies one, or that which engages the time, attention, or labor of any one, as his principal concern or interest, whether for a longer or shorter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Business communication — Business Communication: communication used to promote a product, service, or organization; relay information within the business; or deal with legal and similar issues. It is also a means of relaying between a supply chain, for example the… …   Wikipedia

  • Employment Protection Legislation — (EPL) refers to all types of employment protection measures, whether grounded primarily in legislation, court rulings, collectively bargained conditions of employment or customary practice [OECD Employment Outlook, June 1999, Chapter 2,… …   Wikipedia

  • Employment equity (Canada) — Employment equity, as defined in Canadian law by the Employment Equity Act, requires employers to engage in proactive employment practices to increase the representation of four designated groups: women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”