However, there is a derogation under Regulation 10 (referred to as ‘the Swedish Derogation’) that allows an agency to opt-out of ‘the same basic pay’ rule (they still have to give the same basic conditions), but there’s a catch!
Briefly, the Regulation 10 requirements are that the agency worker must be employed by the agency under a permanent contract of employment (instead of an ‘as-and-when’
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