piatkow - 1:46 pm on Oct 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've never thought of this but it's extremely interesting. What practical items change if you use an employment agency? It sounds like they filter your applicants for you. What does the agency handle after the employee starts working for you?
Details of who can be liable for what will depend on the jurisdiction but for me as the employee some agencies have been my employer, responsible for paying my wages and deducting tax while others simply vetted CVs and presented a short list of candidates to the employer for a fee.