On the 6th April 2004 the Government introduced the The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (EAA Regulations) to raise standards within the recruitment industry. Drafted by the DTI, the EAA Regulations stipulate how recruitment agencies and recruitment businesses should operate, providing added protection for work seekers and Limited Company Contractors (LCCs) using the services of recruiters.
Electus Recruitment Solutions is pleased to comply with these regulations and operates as both an employment agency and an employment business.
For Candidates and Contractors
Anyone Jobseeker that registers with a recruitment consultancy must provide proof of identification and evidence of qualifications essential for the role they apply for.
For Limited Company Contractors
The EAA Regulations recognise to some extent the unique position Limited Company Contractors (‘LCCs’) enjoy in the UK. Because acceptance of the protection the EAA Regulations offer all workseekers could have an adverse affect on an LCC’s tax position under IR35, LCCs are offered the opportunity to opt-out of the EAA Regulations and thus declare the Regulations non-applicable to their services. An LCC’s decision to opt-out must be documented by means of a signed declaration, and is not final upon termination of an assignment the LCC is fully entitled to revoke the Opt-Out declaration and recognise the EAA Regulations as applicable to their services once again. Unless an LCC clearly indicates their choice to opt-out of the EAA Regulations they are considered to be protected by the Regulations.
Under the EAA Regulations recruitment consultancies are obliged to obtain details regarding any essential qualifications and any Health and Safety issues relevant to the role
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) have produced some EAA guidance information which you may wish to read:-
The full text of the EAA Regulations can be found online at: http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2003/20033319.htm