Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), said the new rights are an "important step forward" in helping the UK's agency workers get a fairer deal at work.
Under the new legislation, after 12 weeks in the same role with the same hirer, the law will require agency staff to receive equal pay for the job they do and to receive some of the same rights as permanent staff working alongside them.
"Recruiting and treating our agency workers fairly will make them more motivated and more loyal to the companies they work for, which will benefit employers and make temping a more attractive option for working people," Mr Barber added.
Meanwhile, the number of companies calling the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's Legal Helpline ahead of the introduction of Agency Workers Regulations next week has also increased significantly, the body recently revealed.
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