TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In this Agreement the following definitions apply:
Client: Means a person, firm or corporate body requiring the services of a Temporary worker (togetherwith a subsidy or associated company).
Medeeca: Means Medeeca Limited (Recruitment Specialists) of 44 Sheldon Avenue, Clayhall, Ilford IG5 0UD
Temporary Worker: Means a person, locum, doctor whose services Medeeca will supply to a client.
Assignment: Means a period of time in which a Temporary worker is supplied to a client for service.
The Terms and Conditions constitute a joining between Medeeca and a Temporary Worker and they govern all assignments undertaken by the Temporary Worker. The contract will only be in place whilst the Temporary Worker is in an assignment through Medeeca. Any gaps in the assignments will not be covered by the contract.
Under no circumstances will Medeeca or the client be the Temporary Workers employer.
The Temporary Worker will be engaged as a self-employed worker. Medeeca is an employment business and will be required to make statutory deductions from the Temporary Workers remuneration in respect of the PAYE scheme which is pursuant to Section 134 of the Income Corporation Tax Act of 1988. They will also make deductions for National Insurance Contributions which is required by law.
Subject to any entitlement, the Temporary Worker is not to receive any payment from Medeeca or the Client for time not spent on an assignment, this is for holidays, illness or absence from an assignment unless otherwise agreed between Medeeca and the Client.
No variation of the Terms shall be valid unless approved by Medeeca in writing.
Medeeca will at all times endeavour to obtain suitable assignments for the Temporary Worker.
Medeeca does not guarantee that Assignments will run concurrently. Any periods where the Temporary Worker is not on an Assignment; will not fall to the liability of Medeeca.
The Temporary Worker can be asked to end an Assignment with a Client due to the fact that their work is deemed unsatisfactory this can happen at any time. Medeeca will not be liable to pay the Temporary Worker any hours worked under the period of four weeks notice which is normally offered by the client.
Sickness and Absence
The Temporary Worker may be eligible for statutory sick pay provided he/she meets the relevant criteria.
Under the working time directive 1998, the Temporary Worker is entitled to four weeks paid leave per working year. All entitlement must be taken in the course of the leave year and none shall be allowed to be forwarded to the next year. The right to leave only arises when the Temporary Worker has been engaged on an Assignment with Medeeca in a non training grade position. For example: Consultant or Staff Grade. Any doctors taking Assignments in recognized training posts will automatically become exempt from such leave. Payments for annual leave are calculated on the basis of rates paid during the Clients normal working hours.
For example: Hours that do not attract overtime rates of pay. All leave will be calculated on the amount of hours a Temporary Worker has achieved whilst working through Medeeca on an Assignment with one of Medeeca Clients.
If a Temporary Worker wishes to take any leave to which he may be entitled, he should notify in writing the date of his intended absence directly to Medeeca. Medeeca will require two weeks notice of such leave or twice the length of the period of leave, whichever is longest. The Temporary Worker shall be entitled to take his leave entitlement unless otherwise notified in writing by Medeeca.
The provisions of this clause will in no way affect the Temporary Workers status as a selfemployed worker.
At the end of each week of an Assignment (or at the end of the Assignment) where it is for a period of less than a week, or if the Assignment finishes before the end of the week, the Temporary Worker will complete and deliver to Medeeca a timesheet with the relevant hours worked during that week. The said timesheet shall be signed by an authorized representative of the Client. Failure to submit a timesheet on time may delay payment for the Temporary Worker.
To avoid any doubt the working time regulations state that working times shall only consist of those periods during which the Temporary Worker is carrying out his activities or duties for the Client as part of the Assignment. Travelling time, rest breaks and lunch breaks do not fall into this category and thus should be omitted from the timesheet as part of the hours worked.
Temporary Workers Conduct
The Temporary Worker is not obliged to accept any Assignment offered by Medeeca but should the Temporary Worker accept any Assignment then the Temporary Worker will:
1. Co-operate with the Clients staff and accept supervision and direction of any responsible person in the Clients organization.
2. Observe any rules and regulations of the Clients establishment to which the Temporary Workers attention has been drawn.
Failure to follow the Clients health and safety guidelines could result in the Temporary Worker being withdrawn from the Assignment immediately and his/her contract terminated.
3. To adhere to the specified times of the Assignment unless alternative arrangements have been set in place.
4. Not to engage in any conduct which, could be detrimental to the Client or Medeeca.
5. Not to divulge any confidential information, business affairs, transactions or finances relating to the Clients or Medeeca employees, nor to use for the Temporary Workers personal use.
If for any reason the Temporary Worker is unable to attend the Assignment the Temporary Worker should inform Medeeca and the Client at their earliest convenience, this not being later than one hour before the commencement of the Assignment or shift.
Should the Temporary Worker not inform Medeeca of their unavailability during an Assignment, this will be treated as termination of the Assignment.
The Temporary Worker must inform Medeeca of any situation that could result in the suspension or dismissal from an Assignment. The Temporary Worker should also inform Medeeca of any complaints that may have been made to the Temporary Workers professional body.
Medeeca may, without prior written notice or liability, terminate the temporary workers Assignment.
The Temporary Worker may terminate an Assignment giving one weeks notice in writing to Medeeca.
If the Temporary Worker does not have any contact with Medeeca for a period of three months and has been working on Assignments for Medeeca, Medeeca will forward his/her P45 to his last known address.
Termination of the Contract and any Assignments will result if it is found that the Temporary Worker has given any false information when applying to Medeeca.
These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice and therefore we advise all Candidates to check regularly and keep updated copies of Terms and Conditions.