Terms

Terms of Business – Permanent Staff:

1. These Terms and Conditions of Business are between Christopher’s Personnel Ltd (hereinafter known as ‘The Company’) and the Client (hereinafter known as ‘The Client’) with regard to the supply of permanent staff (hereinafter known as ‘The Applicant’).

2. Clients must notify the company immediately following the engagement of an Applicant introduced to the Client by the company.

3. Fees are payable by the Client on commencement of permanent employment by the Applicant.

4. The terms of payment are strictly nett – 7 days from the date of invoice. The Company reserves the right to charge interest on overdue accounts at the rate of 2% over and above the National Westminster Bank PLC base rate. This interest will be calculated on a daily basis from the day on which the payment was due.

5. If a permanent engagement is terminated within two weeks from the commencement of employment, no fee will be charge if the client notifies the company immediately in writing. If a permanent engagement is terminated between two and four weeks from the commencement of employment, a refund fee will be allowed of 50%; four to six weeks 25% – thereafter the responsibility will be entirely that of the employer.

However, the Client must first ensure that the following pre-conditions have been met;

(a) that payment of the original fee for the supply of the Applicant has been received by the company;

(b) that the employee has left the Client’s employment of his/her own volition or by justifiable dismissal by the Client:

(c) that the Client has notified the Company immediately in writing to enable the Company to find a suitable replacement. (In the event of the Company finding a suitable replacement, the refund would not apply).

6. The full fee will be charged for any Applicant engaged as a result of an introduction by the Company even though that introduction may be made indirectly.

7. Should any member, or former member of the Company’s sub-contract or temporary staff, be directly engaged as a permanent employee by the Client, either during or at any time within twelve months after the termination of a temporary assignment, the Client must notify the Company immediately and pay the appropriate fee.

8. The permanent engagement of a member of the Company’s work force by the Client will be deemed as acceptance of these Terms and Conditions of Business.

9. Whilst every endeavour is made by the Company to ensure a satisfactory service, no responsibility can be accepted for any damage or loss occasioned by introductions made by the Company. The Company therefore advises the Client to take up appropriate Applicant references.

10. The above terms will apply to the Client where:

(a)an introduction has been made by the Company and the Applicant has been taken on to the Client’s payroll, or

(b) where the Applicant has been introduced or supplied to a third party by the Client.

11. The Contract shall be construed under and governed by the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

 

Terms of Business – Temporary Staff

1. These Terms and Conditions of Business are between Christopher’s Personnel Ltd and/or any subsidiaries or associates (or separate names) hereinafter called the Contractor and the Client hiring the worker hereinafter called the Hirer.

2. The hire of a member of a Contractor’s workforce (hereinafter called a Temporary Worker) shall be deemed acceptance of an agreement to these Terms of Business.

3. The hirer agrees to pay the hourly charges of the contractor advised at the time of the booking of the temporary worker for all hours actually worked. Travelling, hotel or other expenses as may be agreed shall be itemised on the contractor” invoice in addition to this charge.

4. Our terms of payment are strictly nett – 7 days from the date of invoice. Christopher’s Personnel Ltd reserves the right to charge interest on overdue accounts at the rate of 2.5% over and above the National Westminster Bank PLC base rate. This interest will be calculated on a daily basis from the day on which the payment was due both before and after judgement.

5. The contractor acts as, and assumes responsibility of an employer of his temporary worker. These responsibilities include, inter alia, payment of wages, deduction and payment of all statutory contributions in respect of Earnings Related Insurance and the administration of Schedule E Income Tax (P.A.Y.E.).

6. Should a member of the Agency’s temporary staff be engaged for permanent employment, the normal permanent 10% introduction fee is payable.

7. Whilst the Agency endeavours to select temporary staff whom it considers suitable for the employer’s needs, the Agency can accept no liability for any loss, expense, damages, costs, compensation or delay which the employer may suffer or for which he may become liable, arising out of or in conjunction with any member of the Agency’s temporary staff, or from any failure, to provide staff for all or part of the booking.

8. The hirer undertakes to supervise the temporary workers assigned to him sufficiently to ensure the hirer’s satisfaction with reasonable standards of workmanship, but if the services of a worker proves to be unsatisfactory, the contractor may reduce or cancel the charge for the time worked by that temporary worker provided that the temporary worker leaves that assignment immediately and the hirer notifies the contractor:

(a)within four hours of the worker commencing duties where the booking is for more than seven hours, and

(b) within two hours for bookings of seven hours or less.

9. Workers provided by the contractor are deemed to be under the direction and control of the hirer from the time the worker reports to take up duties and for the duration of the assignment and the hirer agrees to be responsible for all acts, errors and omissions be they wilful, negligent or otherwise as though the worker were on the payroll of the hirer and the hirer will in all respects comply with all statutes, by-laws and legal requirements to which the hirer is ordinarily subject in respect of the hirer’s own staff, but excluding the matters specifically mentioned in paragraph 5 above.

10. The contract shall be construed under and jurisdiction of the English Courts.