CONTRACT 26: TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT FOR NURSING STAFF (CONTRACT FOR SERVICES)

 

January 2015

 

1. DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

1.1. In these Terms the following definitions apply: 

 

“Actual Rate of Pay” means, unless and until the temporary worker has completed the Qualifying Period, the rate of pay, which will be paid for each hour worked during an Assignment (to the nearest quarter hour) weekly in arrears, subject to Deductions and any Agreed Deductions, as set out in the relevant Assignment Details Form;

 

“Actual QP Rate of Pay” means the rate of pay which will be paid to the Temporary worker if and when s/he completes the Qualifying Period. Such rate will be paid for each hour worked during an Assignment (to the nearest quarter hour) weekly in arrears, subject to Deductions and any Agreed Deductions, as set out in any variation to the relevant Assignment Details Form;

 

“Agency Workers Regulations” means the Agency Workers Regulations 2010;

 

“Agreed Deductions” means any deductions the Temporary worker has agreed can be made from their pay, including for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, where applicable, charges for residential posts in the National Health Service or otherwise; 

 

“Assignment” means assignment services to be performed by the Temporary worker for the Hirer for a period of time during which the Temporary worker is supplied by the Employment Business to work temporarily for and under the supervision and direction of the Hirer;

 

“Assignment Details Form” means written confirmation of the assignment details to be given to the Temporary worker upon acceptance of the Assignment;

 

“Calendar Week” means any period of 7 days starting with the same day as the first day of the First Assignment;

 

“Conduct Regulations” means the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003;

 

“Confidential Information” means any and all confidential commercial, financial, marketing, technical or other information or data of whatever nature relating to the Hirer or Employment Business or their business or affairs (including but not limited to these Terms, data, records, reports, agreements, software, programs, specifications, know-how, trade secrets and other information concerning the Assignment) in any form or medium whether disclosed or granted access to whether in writing, orally or by any other means, provided to the Temporary worker or any third party in relation to the Assignment by the Hirer or the Employment Business or by a third party on behalf of the Hirer whether before or after the date of these Terms together with any reproductions of such information in any form or medium or any part(s) of such information;

 

“Control” means (a) the legal or beneficial ownership, directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the issued share capital or similar right of ownership; or (b) the power to direct or cause the direction of the affairs and/or general management of the company, partnership, statutory body or other entity in question, whether through the ownership of voting capital, by contract or otherwise, and "Controls" and "Controlled" shall be construed accordingly;

 

“Data Protection Laws” means the Data Protection Act 1998, any applicable statutory or regulatory provisions and all European Directives and regulations in force from time to time relating to the protection and transfer of personal data;

 

“Deductions” means any deductions which the Employment Business may be required by law to make and in particular in respect of PAYE pursuant to Sections 44-47 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 and Class 1 National Insurance Contributions;

 

“Emoluments” means any pay in addition to the Actual QP Rate of Pay; 

 

“Employment Business” Nursing Zone Limited (registered company no. 07776964) of (Falcon House, Central Way, North Feltham trading Estate, Feltham Middlesex, TW14 0UQ) 

 

“Engagement” means the engagement, employment or use of the Temporary worker by the Hirer or any third party to whom the Temporary worker has been introduced by the Hirer, on a permanent or temporary basis, whether under a contract of service or for services, and/or through a company of which the Temporary worker is an officer, employee or other representative, an agency, license, franchise or partnership arrangement, or any other engagement; and “Engage”, “Engages” and “Engaged” shall be construed accordingly; 

 

“First Assignment” means:

(a) the relevant Assignment; or

(b) if, prior to the relevant Assignment:

i. the Temporary worker has worked in any assignment in the same role with the relevant Hirer as the role in which the Temporary worker works in the relevant Assignment; and

ii. the relevant Qualifying Period commenced in any such assignment,

that assignment (an assignment being (for the purpose of this defined term) a period of time during which the Temporary worker is supplied by one or more Temporary Work Agencies to the relevant Hirer to work temporarily for and under the supervision and direction of the relevant Hirer); 

 

“Hirer” means the person, firm or corporate body together with any subsidiary or associated person, firm or corporate body (as the case may be) to whom the Temporary worker is supplied or introduced;

 

“Hirer's Group” means (a) any individual, company, partnership, statutory body or other entity which from time to time Controls the Hirer, including (but not limited to) as a holding company as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006; and (b) any company, partnership, statutory body or other entity which from time to time is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Hirer, including (but not limited to) as a subsidiary or holding company as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006; 

 

“Hourly Rate” means £x per hour being the minimum rate of pay (subject to Deductions) that the Employment Business reasonably expects to achieve, for all hours worked by the Temporary worker; 

 

“Leave Year” means the period during which the Temporary worker accrues and may take statutory leave commencing [A: on the date that the Temporary worker starts an Assignment and runs until the anniversary of that date.

 

“NMC” means the National Midwifery Council;

 

“Temporary worker” means temporary worker currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council supplied by the Employment Business to provide services to the Hirer;

 

“Period of Extended Hire” means any additional period that the Hirer wishes the Temporary worker to be supplied for beyond the duration of the original Assignment or series of assignments as an alternative to paying a Transfer Fee; 

 

“Qualifying Period” means 12 continuous Calendar Weeks during the whole or part of which the Temporary worker is supplied by one or more Temporary Work Agencies to the relevant Hirer to work temporarily for and under the supervision and direction of the relevant Hirer in the same role, and as further defined in the Schedule to these Terms; 

 

“Relevant Period” means (a) the period of 8 weeks commencing on the day after the last day on which the Temporary worker worked for the Hirer having been supplied by the Employment Business; or (b) the period of 14 weeks commencing on the first day on which the Temporary worker worked for the Hirer having been supplied by Employment Business or 14 weeks from the first day of the most recent Assignment where there has been a break of more than 6 weeks (42 days) since any previous assignment; 

 

“Temporary Work Agency” means as defined in the Schedule to these Terms;

 

“Terms” means these terms of engagement (including the attached schedule) together with any applicable Assignment Details Form;

 

“Transfer Fee” means the fee payable by the Hirer to the Employment Business in accordance with clause 3.7, as permitted by Regulation 10 of the Conduct Regulations; 

 

“Type of Work” means temporary assignments to hospitals and other Healthcare Establishments.

 

“Working Time Regulations” means the Working Time Regulations 1998.

 

1.2. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to the singular include the plural and references to the masculine include the feminine and vice versa.

1.3. The headings contained in these Terms are for convenience only and do not affect their interpretation.

1.4. Any reference, express or implied, to an enactment includes a reference to that enactment as from time to time amended, modified, extended, re-enacted, replaced or applied by or under any other enactment (whether before or after the date of these Terms) and all subordinate legislation made (before or after these Terms) under it from time to time. 

 

2. THE CONTRACT

 

2.1. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the Employment Business and the Temporary worker for the supply of services to the Hirer and they shall govern all Assignments undertaken by the Temporary worker. However, no contract shall exist between the Employment Business and the Temporary worker between Assignments. These Terms shall prevail over any other terms put forward by the Temporary worker. 

2.2. During an Assignment the Temporary worker will be engaged on a contract for services by the Employment Business on these Terms For the avoidance of doubt, the Temporary worker is not an employee of the Employment Business although the Employment Business is required to make the Deductions from the Temporary worker’s pay. These Terms shall not give rise to a contract of employment between the Employment Business and the Temporary worker, or the Temporary worker and the Hirer. The Temporary worker is supplied as a worker, and is entitled to certain statutory rights as such, but nothing in these Terms shall be construed as giving the Temporary worker rights in addition to those provided by statute except where expressly stated.

2.3.   No variation or alteration to these Terms shall be valid unless the details of such variation are agreed between the Employment Business and the Temporary worker and set out in writing and a copy of the varied terms is given to the Temporary worker no later than 5 business days following the day on which the variation was made stating the date on or after which such varied terms shall apply. 

2.4. The Employment Business shall act as an employment business (as defined in Section 13(3) of the Employment Agencies Act 1973) when introducing or supplying the Temporary worker for Assignments with its Hirers. 

 

3. ASSIGNMENTS AND INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED

 

3.1. The Employment Business will endeavour to obtain suitable Assignments for the Temporary worker to perform the agreed Type of Work. The Temporary worker shall not be obliged to accept any Assignment offered by the Employment Business.

3.2. The Temporary worker acknowledges that the nature of temporary work means that there may be periods when no suitable work is available and agrees that: 

3.2.1. the suitability of the work to be offered shall be determined solely by the Employment Business; and

3.2.2. the Employment Business shall incur no liability to the Temporary worker should it fail to offer Assignments of the Type of Work or any other work. 

3.3. At the same time as an Assignment is offered to the Temporary worker the Employment Business shall provide the Temporary worker with an Assignment Details Form setting out the following: 

3.3.1. the identity of the Hirer, and if applicable the nature of their business; 

3.3.2. the date the Assignment is to commence and the duration or likely duration of Assignment; 

3.3.3. the Type of Work, location and hours during which the Temporary worker would be required to work; 

3.3.4. the Actual Rate of Pay or Actual QP Rate of Pay (as appropriate) that will be paid and any expenses payable by or to the Temporary worker; 

3.3.5. any risks to health and safety known to the Hirer in relation to the Assignment and the steps the Hirer has taken to prevent or control such risks; and

3.3.6. what experience, training, qualifications and any authorisation required by law or a professional body the Hirer considers necessary or which are required by law to work in the Assignment.

3.4. Where such information is not given in paper form or by electronic means it shall be confirmed by such means by the end of the third business day (excluding Saturday, Sunday and any Public or Bank Holiday) following save where:

3.4.1. the Temporary worker is being offered an Assignment in the same position as one in which the Temporary worker has previously been supplied within the previous 5 business days and such information has already been given to the Temporary worker and remains unchanged; or

3.4.2. subject to clause 3.5, the Assignment is intended to last for 5 consecutive business days or less and such information has previously been given to the Temporary worker before and remains unchanged, the Employment Business needs only to provide written confirmation of the identity of the Hirer and the likely duration of the Assignment.

3.5. Where the provisions of clause 3.4.2 are met but the Assignment extends beyond the intended 5 consecutive business day period, the Employment Business shall provide such information set out in clause 3.3 to the Temporary worker in paper or electronic form within 8 days of the start of the Assignment.

3.6. For the purpose of calculating the average number of weekly hours worked by the Temporary worker on an Assignment for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations, the start date for the relevant averaging period shall be the date on which the Temporary worker commences the first Assignment.

3.7. If, before or during an Assignment or during the Relevant Period, the Hirer wishes to Engage the Temporary worker directly or through another employment business, the Temporary worker acknowledges that the Employment Business will be entitled either to charge the Hirer a Transfer Fee or to agree a Period of Extended Hire with the Hirer at the end of which the Temporary worker may be Engaged directly by the Hirer or through another employment business without further charge to the Hirer. In addition the Employment Business will be entitled to charge a Transfer Fee to the Hirer if the Hirer introduces the Temporary worker to a third party (other than another employment business) who subsequently Engages the Temporary worker, directly or indirectly, before or during an Assignment or within the Relevant Period. 

3.8. If the Temporary worker has completed the Qualifying Period on the start date of the relevant Assignment or following completion of the Qualifying Period during the relevant Assignment, and if the Temporary worker is entitled to any terms and conditions relating to the duration of working time, night work, rest periods and/or rest breaks under the Agency Workers Regulations which are different and preferential to rights and entitlements relating to the same under the Working Time Regulations, any such terms and conditions will be as set out in the relevant Assignment Details Form or any variation to the relevant Assignment Details Form (as appropriate). 

3.9. The Temporary worker may not under any circumstances introduce any other person to supply services in place of the Temporary worker.

 

4. TEMPORARY WORKER’S OBLIGATIONS

 

4.1. The Temporary worker is not obliged to accept any Assignment offered by the Employment Business but if the Temporary worker does accept an Assignment, during every Assignment and afterwards where appropriate, s/he will: 

4.1.1. co-operate with the Hirer’s reasonable instructions and accept the direction, supervision and control of any responsible person in the Hirer’s organisation;

4.1.2. observe any relevant rules and regulations of the Hirer’s establishment (including normal hours of work) to which attention has been drawn or which the Temporary worker might reasonably be expected to ascertain;

4.1.3. take all reasonable steps to safeguard his or her own health and safety and that of any other person who may be present or be affected by his or her actions on the Assignment and comply with the Health and Safety policies and procedures of the Hirer;

4.1.4. be responsible for the provision of her own uniform and any necessary equipment;  

4.1.5. not engage in any conduct detrimental to the interests of the Employment Business and/ or Hirer which includes any conduct which could bring the Employment Business and/or the Hirer into disrepute and/or which results in the loss of custom or business by either the Employment Business or the Hirer; 

4.1.6. not commit any act or omission constituting unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any member of the Employment Business' or the Hirer's staff;

4.1.7. not at any time divulge to any person, nor use for his or her own or any other person’s benefit, any Confidential Information relating to the Hirer’s or the Employment Business’ employees, business affairs, transactions or finances;

4.1.8. on completion of the Assignment or at any time when requested by the Hirer or the Employment Business, return to the Hirer or where appropriate, to the Employment Business, any Hirer property or items provided to the Temporary worker in connection with or for the purpose of the Assignment, including, but not limited to any equipment, materials, documents, swipe cards or ID cards, uniforms, personal protective equipment or clothing. 

4.2. If the Temporary worker accepts any Assignment offered by the Employment Business, as soon as possible prior to the commencement of each such Assignment and during each Assignment (as appropriate) and at any time at the Employment Business' request, the Temporary worker undertakes to:

4.2.1. inform the Employment Business of any Calendar Weeks between 1 October 2011 and prior to the date of commencement of the relevant Assignment and/or during the relevant Assignment in which the Temporary worker has worked in the same or a similar role with the relevant Hirer via any third party and which the Temporary worker believes count or may count toward the Qualifying Period;

4.2.2. provide the Employment Business with all the details of such work, including (without limitation) details of where, when and the period(s) during which such work was undertaken and any other details requested by the Employment Business; and

4.2.3. inform the Employment Business if, since 1 October 2011, s/he has prior to the date of commencement of the relevant Assignment and/or during the relevant Assignment:

4.2.3.1. completed two or more assignments with the Hirer;

4.2.3.2. completed at least one assignment with the Hirer and one or more earlier assignments with any member of the Hirer's Group; and/or

4.2.3.3. worked in more than two roles during an assignment with the Hirer and on at least two occasions worked in a role that was not the same role as the previous role.

4.3. If the Temporary worker is unable for any reason to attend work during the course of an Assignment s/he should inform the Employment Business within 1 hour of the commencement of the Assignment or shift. In the event that it is not possible to inform the Employment Business within these timescales, the Temporary worker should alternatively inform the Hirer and then the Employment Business as soon as possible.

4.4. If, either before or during the course of an Assignment, the Temporary worker becomes aware of any reason why s/he may not be suitable for an Assignment, s/he shall notify the Employment Business without delay.

4.5. The Temporary worker acknowledges that any breach of his/her obligations set out in this clause may cause the Employment Business to suffer loss and that the Employment Business reserves the right to recover such losses from the Temporary worker. 

 

5. CONVICTIONS AND COMPLAINTS 

 

5.1. Before commencing any Assignment, the Temporary worker must provide the Employment Business with confirmation that s/he has not been convicted of or cautioned in relation to any criminal offence. In the event that the Temporary worker is charged with or cautioned in relation to any criminal offence (including any motoring offence), s/he must inform the Employment Business immediately and provide regular reports about the progress of the proceedings.

5.2. The Temporary worker will fully co-operate with the Employment Business in relation to any criminal record checks, which the Employment Business is required to carry out.

5.3. The Temporary worker must inform the Employment Business about any complaint made against her which is relevant to her professional competence or conduct. The Employment Business will fully and promptly inform the Temporary worker of any complaint made against her. All complaints are to be addressed by the Employment Business in accordance with its complaints procedure.

5.4. Where the Temporary worker wishes to raise any complaint about any matter, she should do so in accordance with the Employment Business’ complaints procedure.

 

6. SPECIAL PROVISIONS 

 

6.1. The Temporary worker must provide the Employment Business with all requested proof of qualifications, full employment history together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment, references (including satisfactory verification, so far as reasonably practicable, of the reason why the Temporary worker's employment or engagement terminated), recent photographs (for identification purposes), access to health records and medical registrations as may be requested in order for the Employment Business to satisfy itself that the Temporary worker is fit to be supplied to the Employment Business' clients.

6.2. The Temporary worker will ensure that her registration with the NMC remains effective at all times and that she complies with the NMC Professional Code of Conduct during every Assignment.

6.3. The Temporary worker is strongly recommended to effect professional indemnity insurance cover, preferably through the Royal College of Nursing.

6.4. The Temporary worker will advise the Employment Business immediately of any physical or mental medical or health condition or any change in her state of health that could impact upon her ability to carry out Assignments or her eligibility for Assignments.

6.5. The Temporary worker will follow and co-operate fully with the Employment Business’ formal induction procedure (if any).

6.6. Throughout each Assignment, the Temporary worker will comply with any policy and/or procedures the Employment Business’ has, including:

6.6.1. on standards of conduct and all organisational matters as set out in any handbook of the Employment Business’ provided to the Temporary worker;

6.6.2. on the safe handling of patients' money and property; and the Temporary worker hereby agrees not to be involved in assisting in the making of or benefiting from the will or codicil of any patient whom the Temporary worker is supplied by the Employment Business to assist;

6.6.3. in relation to the entry and departure from a patient's home;

6.6.4. which apply in the event of a non-response from the Hirer at the premises where the Assignment is to be performed or in the event of any accident or other emergency at the premises; and

6.6.5. which concern the administration of or assistance with medication (including all record keeping requirements) and which will also identify the limits to assistance and the tasks, which may not be undertaken without specialist training.

6.7. At all times during an Assignment, the Temporary worker shall ensure that she wears her identification badge, which shall provide details of her name, the Employment Business and will feature a contemporary photograph of the Temporary worker.

6.8. Where the Assignment takes place in a patient's home, the Temporary worker shall ensure that any equipment which she uses is in a safe condition. The Temporary worker shall ensure that any necessary inspections of such equipment have taken place on time and, where necessary, the Temporary worker shall notify any organisation supplying the said equipment that an inspection is required.

 

7. TIMESHEETS

 

7.1. At the end of each week of an Assignment (or at the end of the Assignment where it is for a period of 1 week or less or is completed before the end of a week) the Temporary worker shall deliver to the Employment Business a timesheet duly completed to indicate the number of hours worked during the preceding week (or such lesser period) and signed by an authorised representative of the Hirer.

7.2. Subject to clause 7.3 the Employment Business shall pay the Temporary worker for all hours worked regardless of whether the Employment Business has received payment from the Hirer for those hours. 

7.3. Where the Temporary worker fails to submit a properly authenticated timesheet the Employment Business shall, in a timely fashion, conduct further investigations into the hours claimed by the Temporary worker and the reasons that the Hirer has refused to sign a timesheet in respect of those hours. This may delay any payment due to the Temporary worker. The Employment Business shall make no payment to the Temporary worker for hours not worked.

7.4. For the avoidance of doubt and for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations, the Temporary worker’s working time shall only consist of those periods during which s/he is carrying out activities or duties for the Hirer as part of the Assignment. Time spent travelling to the Hirer’s premises (apart from time spent travelling between two or more premises of the Hirer), lunch breaks and other rest breaks shall not count as part of the Temporary worker’s working time for these purposes. 

7.5. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Hirer requires or may require the Temporary worker to work on-call, the Temporary worker's working time shall: 

7.5.1. include any on-call time where the Temporary worker is required to be both physically present at the Hirer's premises or at another place as determined by the Hirer and available to carry out activities or duties for the Hirer;

7.5.2. include any time during which the Temporary worker actually carries out activities or duties for the Hirer by virtue of being on-call even though s/he is not required to be physically present throughout the period of on-call time at the Hirer's premises or at another place as determined by the Hirer; and

7.5.3. not include any on-call time during which the Temporary worker is not required to be physically present at the Hirer's premises or at another place as determined by the Hirer and during which s/he is not carrying out activities or duties for the Hirer as part of the Assignment. 

7.6. The parties acknowledge that the activities and duties required to be carried out under the terms of an Assignment may involve the need for continuity of service in relation to services relating to the reception, treatment or care provided by hospitals or similar establishments, residential institutions and prisons. Due to the fact that continuity of service may be needed in such circumstances, the entitlement of the Temporary worker to rights under the Working Time Regulations relating to limits on the length of night work, daily rest, weekly rest periods and rest breaks may not apply by virtue of the exclusion of such rights to allow for continuity of service as permitted under the Working Time Regulations. The Employment Business shall, however, use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that the relevant provisions relating to compensatory rest set out in the Working Time Regulations are complied with by using its reasonable endeavours to ensure that:

7.6.1. the Hirer shall, whenever possible, allow the Temporary worker take an equivalent period of compensatory rest; and 

7.6.2. in exceptional cases where it is not possible, for objective reasons, to grant an equivalent period of compensatory rest, the Hirer shall afford the Temporary worker such protection as may be appropriate in order to safeguard his/her health and safety.

7.7. Clause 7.4 is subject to any variation set out in the relevant Assignment Details Form or any variation to the relevant Assignment Details Form, which the Employment Business may make for the purpose of compliance with the Agency Workers Regulations. 

 

8. REMUNERATION

 

8.1. The Employment Business shall pay to the Temporary worker the Hourly Rate during periods when s/he is carrying out Assignments. The exact amount of the Temporary worker's pay (the Actual Rate of Pay) will be notified on a per Assignment basis and as set out in the relevant Assignment Details Form.

8.2. If the Temporary worker has completed the Qualifying Period on the start date of the relevant Assignment or following completion of the Qualifying Period during the relevant Assignment, the Employment Business shall pay to the Temporary worker:

8.2.1. the Actual QP Rate of Pay; and 

8.2.2. the Emoluments (if any), which will be notified on a per Assignment basis and as set out in the relevant Assignment Details Form or any variation to the relevant Assignment Details Form.

8.3. Subject to any statutory entitlement under the relevant legislation referred to in clauses 0 and 9.8 below and any other statutory entitlement, the Temporary worker is not entitled to receive payment from the Employment Business or the Hirer for time not spent on Assignment, whether in respect of holidays, illness or absence for any other reason unless otherwise agreed.

8.4. If the Temporary worker has completed the Qualifying Period on the start date of the relevant Assignment or following completion of the Qualifying Period during the relevant Assignment, the Temporary worker may be entitled to receive a bonus. The Temporary worker will comply with any requirements of the Employment Business and/or the Hirer relating to the assessment of the Temporary worker's performance for the purpose of determining whether or not the Temporary worker is entitled to a bonus and the amount of any such bonus. If, subject to satisfying the relevant assessment criteria, the Temporary worker is entitled to receive a bonus, the Employment Business will pay the bonus to the Temporary worker. 

 

9. ANNUAL LEAVE (PAYE Staff Only)

 

9.1. The Temporary worker is entitled to paid annual leave according to the statutory minimum as provided by the Working Time Regulations from time to time. The current statutory entitlement to paid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations is 5.6 weeks.

9.2. Entitlement to payment for leave under clause 9.1 accrues in proportion to the amount of time worked by the Temporary worker on Assignment during the Leave Year. 

9.3. Under the Agency Workers Regulations, on completion of the Qualifying Period the Temporary worker may be entitled to paid and/or unpaid annual leave in addition to the Temporary worker's entitlement to paid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations and in accordance with clauses 9.1 and 9.2 If this is the case, any such entitlement(s), the date from which any such entitlement(s) will commence and how payment for such entitlement(s) accrues will be as set out in the relevant Assignment Details Form or any variation to the relevant Assignment Details Form. 

9.4. All entitlement to leave must be taken during the course of the Leave Year in which it accrues and, save as may be set out in the relevant Assignment Details Form or any variation to the relevant Assignment Details Form, none may be carried forward to the next year. The Temporary worker is responsible for ensuring that all paid annual leave is requested and taken within the Leave Year. 

9.5. If the Temporary worker wishes to take paid leave during the course of an Assignment s/he should notify the Employment Business of the dates of his/her intended absence giving notice of at least twice the length of the period of leave that s/he wishes to take. In certain circumstances the Employment Business may require the Temporary worker to take paid annual leave at specific times or notify the Temporary worker of periods when paid annual leave cannot be taken. Where the Temporary worker has given notice of a request to take paid annual leave in accordance with this clause, the Employment Business may give counter-notice to the Temporary worker to postpone or reduce the amount of leave that the Temporary worker wishes to take. In such circumstances the Employment Business will inform the Temporary worker in writing giving at least the same length of notice as the period of leave that it wishes to postpone or reduce it by. 

9.6. Subject to clause 9.3, the amount of payment which the Temporary worker will receive in respect of periods of annual leave taken during the course of an Assignment will be calculated in accordance with and paid in proportion to the number of hours which the Temporary worker has worked on Assignment. 

9.7. Subject to clause 3.8, in the course of any Assignment during the first Leave Year, the Temporary worker is entitled to request leave at the rate of one-twelfth of the Temporary worker’s total holiday entitlement in each month of the leave year. 

 9.8 Save where this clause is amended by the Assignment Details Form, where a bank    holiday or other public holiday falls during an Assignment and the Temporary worker does not work on that day, then subject to the Temporary worker having accrued entitlement to payment for leave in accordance with clause 9.2 or clause 9.3 (if applicable), the Temporary worker may, upon giving the notice in clause 9.5, take a bank holiday or other public holiday as part of his/her paid annual leave entitlement.

9.8. Where this contract is terminated by either party, the Temporary worker shall be entitled to a payment in lieu of any untaken leave where the amount of leave taken is less than the amount accrued in accordance with clause 0 at the date of termination.

 

10. SICKNESS ABSENCE

 

10.1. The Temporary worker may be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay provided that s/he meets the relevant statutory criteria.

10.2. The Temporary worker is required to provide the Employment Business with evidence of incapacity to work which may be by way of a self-certificate for the first 7 days of incapacity and a doctor’s certificate thereafter. 

10.3. For the purposes of the Statutory Sick Pay scheme there is one qualifying day per week during the course of an Assignment and that qualifying day shall be the Wednesday in every week. 

10.4. In the event that the Temporary worker submits a Statement of Fitness for Work (“the Statement”) or similar medical evidence, which indicates that the Temporary worker may, subject to certain conditions, be fit to work/return to work, the Employment Business will in its absolute discretion determine whether the Temporary worker will be (a) placed in a new Assignment or (b) permitted to continue in an on going Assignment. In making such determination the Employment Business may consult with the Hirer and the Temporary worker as appropriate to assess whether the conditions identified in the Statement or similar documentation can be satisfied for the duration of the Assignment. 

10.5. Where clause 10.4 applies, the Temporary worker’s placement in a new Assignment or continuation in an on going Assignment may be subject to the Temporary worker agreeing to a variation of the Terms or the assignment details set out in the Assignment Details Form to accommodate any conditions identified in the Statement or other similar medical evidence as is appropriate. 

 

11. TERMINATION 

 

11.1. Any of the Employment Business, the Temporary worker or the Hirer may terminate the Temporary worker’s Assignment at any time without prior notice or liability. 

11.2. The Temporary worker acknowledges that the continuation of an Assignment is subject to and conditioned by the continuation of the contract entered into between the Employment Business and the Hirer. In the event that the contract between the Employment Business and the Hirer is terminated for any reason the Assignment shall cease with immediate effect without liability to the Temporary worker (save for payment for hours worked by the Temporary worker up to the date of termination of the Assignment).

11.3. If the Temporary worker does not inform the Hirer or the Employment Business that they are unable to attend work during the course of an Assignment (as required in clause 4.3) this will be treated as termination of the Assignment by the Temporary worker in accordance with clause 11.1, unless the Temporary worker can show that exceptional circumstances prevented him or her from complying with clause 4.3. 

11.4. If the Temporary worker is absent during the course of an Assignment and the Assignment has not been otherwise terminated under clauses 11.1 or 11.3 above the Employment Business will be entitled to terminate the Assignment in accordance with clause 11.1 if the work to which the Temporary worker was assigned is no longer available.

11.5. If the Temporary worker does not report to the Employment Business to notify his/her availability for work for a period of 3 weeks, the Employment Business will forward his/her P45 to his/her last known address. 

 

12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

 

The Temporary worker acknowledges that all copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights deriving from services carried out by him/her for the Hirer during the Assignment shall belong to the Hirer. Accordingly the Temporary worker shall execute all such documents and do all such acts as the Employment Business shall from time to time require in order to give effect to its rights pursuant to this clause.

 

13. CONFIDENTIALITY

 

13.1. In order to protect the confidentiality and trade secrets of any Hirer and the Employment Business and without prejudice to every other duty to keep secret all information given to it or gained in confidence the Temporary worker agrees as follows:

13.1.1. not at any time, whether during or after an Assignment (unless expressly so authorised by the Hirer or the Employment Business as a necessary part of the performance of its duties) to disclose to any person or to make use of any of the trade secrets or the Confidential Information of the Hirer or the Employment Business with the exception of information already in the public domain;

13.1.2. to deliver up to the Hirer or the Employment Business (as directed) at the end of each Assignment all documents and other materials belonging to the Hirer (and all copies) which are in its possession including documents and other materials created by him/her during the course of the Assignment; and

13.1.3. not at any time to make any copy, abstract, summary or précis of the whole or any part of any document or other material belonging to the Hirer except when required to do so in the course of its duties under an Assignment in which event any such item shall belong to the Hirer or the Employment Business as appropriate. 

 

14. data protection 

 

14.1. The Temporary worker warrants that in relation to these Terms, s/he shall comply strictly with all provisions applicable to him/her under the Data Protection Laws and shall not do or permit to be done anything, which might cause the Employment Business or the Hirer to breach any Data Protection Laws.

14.2. The Temporary worker consents to the Employment Business, any other intermediary involved in supplying the services of the Temporary worker to the Hirer (now or in the future), and the Hirer:

14.2.1. processing his/her personal data for purposes connected with the performance of the Assignment and pursuant to these Terms; and

14.2.2. exporting and/or processing his/her personal data in jurisdictions outside the European Economic Area for purposes connected with the performance of these Terms.14.3. The information that you provide on this form and on any CV given will be used by Nursing Zone to provide you work finding services. In providing this service to you, you consent to your personal data being included on a computerised database and consent to us transferring your personal details to our clients. We may check the information collected with third parties or with other information held by us. We may also use or pass to certain third parties information to prevent or detect crime, to protect public funds, or in the other way permitted or required by law.  

 

15. Severability

 

If any of the provisions of these Terms shall be determined by any competent authority to be unenforceable to any extent, such provision shall, to that extent, be severed from the remaining Terms, which shall continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws. 

 

16. NOTICES

 

All notices which are required to be given in accordance with these Terms shall be in writing and may be delivered personally or by first class prepaid post to the registered office of the party upon whom the notice is to be served or any other address that the party has notified the other party in writing, by email or facsimile transmission. Any such notice shall be deemed to have been served: if by hand when delivered; if by first class post 48 hours following posting; and if by email or facsimile transmission, when that email or facsimile is sent.

 

17. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

 

These Terms are governed by the law of [England & Wales/Scotland] and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of [England & Wales]. 

 

18. PRE-EMPLOYMENT DBS PAYMENT 

During the pre-employment checks it is mandatory that all temporary workers pay for a Data and Barring Service Enhanced Check (unless the temporary worker has a Transferable DBS number). This is at a cost of £60. This will need to be paid for in full before we verify your documents. 

 

19. WORKERS HANDBOOK

After agreeing you are agreeing that you have read and understood the workers handbook that can be found on this link. This handbook outlines the company's Code of Conduct and Policies and Procedures for you to familiarise yourself with.