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What is the hiring company responsible for and what is the temporary employment agency responsible for?

The contract of employment is in place between you and the temporary employment agency. The temporary employment agency therefore assumes the usual obligations of an employer:

  1. Wage: You receive your salary from the temporary employment agency.
  2. Holiday: The amount of holiday you receive is regulated in the contract of employment or in the collective agreement. If you wish to request holiday, the request must always be made to the temporary employment agency.
  3. Illness: If you become ill, it is the temporary employment agency who is responsible for the continued payment of your wages. For this reason it is important to always call in sick to your temporary employment agency.
  4. Accident: If an accident at work occurs, you must report this to the temporary employment agency. If you are not able to work as a result of the accident, then it is the temporary employment agency which is responsible for the payment of your wages.

No contract is entered into between you and the hirer/hiring company. However, while you are working in a specific hiring company, you are obliged to follow the instructions of the company. This means that the hiring company gives you instructions such as how you must complete the work involved in the job and will specify the precise working times for each day.