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Lacorta Resourcing Limited

5 St. John's Lane

Farringdon

London

EC1M 4BH

United Kingdom

PREFERRED CHARITY

 

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Lacorta Resourcing Limited

 

New Terms of Business incorporating the changes within the ‘Conduct of Employment Agencies and Businesses Regulations 2003’

 

1. DEFINITIONS

 

1.1 The following definitions apply to these Terms and Conditions of Business:

 

“Applicant” means the person introduced by Lacorta Resourcing Limited to the Client for an Engagement including any officer or employee of the Applicant if the Applicant is a limited company, or a member of Lacorta’s own staff.

 

“Client” means the person, firm, or corporate body together with any subsidiary or associated Company as defined by the Companies Act 1985 to whom the Applicant is introduced.

 

“Lacorta” means Lacorta Resourcing Limited (Company Registration No: 06161247), whose registered office is 3 Galley House, Moon Lane, High Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5YL, United Kingdom, and trading address is 5 St. John's Lane, Farringdon, London, EC1M 4BH, United Kingdom. Registered in England and Wales.

 

Engagement” means the engagement, employment or use of the Applicant by the Client or any 3rd party or through any other employment business on a permanent or temporary basis, whether under a contract of service or for services; under an agency, licence, franchise or partnership agreement; or any other engagement; directly or through a limited company of which the Applicant is an officer, employee, or sub-contractor.

 

Introduction” means the Client’s interview of an Applicant in person or by telephone, following the Client’s instruction to the Company to search for an Applicant; or the passing to the Client of a curriculum vitae or other information which identifies the Applicant and which leads to an Engagement of that Applicant by the Client.

 

Remuneration” includes base salary or fees, guaranteed and/or anticipated bonus and commission earnings, allowances, inducement payments, the benefit of a company car and all other payments and taxable (and, where applicable, non-taxable) emoluments payable to or receivable by the Applicant for services rendered to or on behalf of the Client. Where the Client provides a company car, a notional amount of £5,000 will be added to the salary in order to calculate Lacorta’s Introduction fee.

 

1.2 References to the singular include the plural and references to the masculine include the feminine and vice versa where the context requires it.

 

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

 

2. THE CONTRACT

 

2.1 These Terms constitute the contract between Lacorta and the Client and are deemed to be accepted by the Client by virtue of an Introduction to, or the Engagement of an Applicant or the passing of any information about the Applicant to any third party following an Introduction.

 

2.2 These terms contain the entire agreement between the parties and unless otherwise agreed in writing by a director or manager of Lacorta, these Terms of Business prevail over any other terms of business or purchase conditions put forward by the Client.

 

2.3 No variation or alteration to these Terms shall be valid unless the details of such variation are agreed between Lacorta and the Client and are set out in writing and a copy of the varied terms is given to the Client stating the date on or after which such varied terms shall apply

 

3. NOTIFICATION AND FEES

 

3.1 The Client agrees:

a) to notify the Company immediately of any offer of an Engagement which it makes to the Applicant;

b) to notify the Company immediately that its offer of an Engagement to the Applicant has been accepted and to provide details of Remuneration to the Company; and

c) to pay the Company’s Introduction fee within 14 days of the date of invoice.

 

3.2 Except in the circumstances set out in Clause 6 below, no fee is incurred by the Client until the Applicant commences the Engagement when the Company will render an invoice to the Client for its fees.

 

3.3 The Introduction fee payable to Lacorta by the Client for the Introduction of an Applicant who subsequently accepts an Engagement is calculated by applying the appropriate percentage shown below to the Remuneration the Applicant is entitled to earn during the first 12 months of Engagement by the Client.

* 20% where Remuneration is up to £24,999, or

* 25% where Remuneration is £25,000 up to £34,999, or

* 30% where Remuneration is £35,000 and above.

 

3.4 VAT is payable on our fees and is charged at the prevailing rate

 

3.5 Notwithstanding Clause 3.3 and Clause 6, the minimum fee payable to the Company is £2,500

 

3.6 Lacorta reserves the right to charge interest on invoiced amounts unpaid for more than 14 days at the rate of 8% per annum above the base rate from time to time of the Bank of England from the due date until the date of payment.

 

3.7 Should the Client or any subsidiary or associated company of the Client subsequently re-engage the Applicant within the period of 6 calendar months from the date of termination of the Engagement or withdrawal of the offer, a full fee calculated in accordance with clause 3.3 above becomes payable, with no entitlement to the refund.

 

3.8 Where the amount of the actual Remuneration is not known Lacorta will charge a fee calculated in accordance with clause 3.3 on the minimum level of remuneration applicable for the position in which the Applicant has been engaged with regard to any information supplied to Lacorta by the Client and/or comparable positions in the market generally for such positions.

 

4. REFUND GUARANTEES

 

4.1 In order to qualify for the following refund, the Client must pay Lacorta’s fee within 14 days of the date of invoice and must notify Lacorta in writing of the termination of the Engagement within 7 days of its termination and the reasons thereof.

 

4.2 If the Engagement terminates before the expiry of 10 weeks from the commencement of the Engagement (except where the Applicant is made redundant) a refund of 10% will be allowed against Lacorta’s fee for each complete week of the initial 10 week period not worked by the Applicant. Where notice to end the Engagement is given, the relevant termination date for the purposes of this clause shall be the date upon which the notice expires.

 

4.3 In circumstances where Clause 5.2 applies there shall be no entitlement to a refund.

 

5. OBLIGATION OF CLIENT TO NOTIFY

 

5.1 The Client undertakes:

i) to notify Lacorta immediately of any offer of an Engagement which it makes to the Applicant;

ii) to notify Lacorta immediately that its offer of an Engagement to the Applicant has been accepted and to provide details of all Remuneration to Lacorta.

 

5.2 In the event that the Client fails in its obligations under Clause 5.1 to notify the Company that an Engagement is accepted, Clauses 3 and 4 shall not apply and the Company instead shall be entitled to a fee of 50% of the Remuneration.

 

6. CANCELLATION FEE

 

6.1 If, after an offer of Engagement has been made to the Applicant, the Client decides for any reason to withdraw it, the Client shall be liable to pay Lacorta a fee calculated as the greater of 10% of the Remuneration and £2,500, unless such withdrawal is due to receipt of unacceptable references –references will only be defined as ‘unacceptable’ in agreement with Lacorta, such agreement not to be unreasonably withheld.

 

7. INTRODUCTIONS

 

7.1 Introductions of Applicants are confidential. The disclosure by the Client to a third party of any details regarding an Applicant introduced by the Company which results in an Engagement with that third party within 6 months of the Introduction renders the Client liable to payment of the Company’s fee as set out in clause 3 with no entitlement to any refund.

 

7.2 An Introduction fee calculated in accordance with Clause 3.3 will be charged in relation to any Applicant engaged as a consequence of or resulting from an introduction by or through Lacorta, whether direct or indirect, within six months from the date of Lacorta’s Introduction.

 

7.3 In the event that any employee of Lacorta with whom the Client has had personal dealings accepts an Engagement with the Client within 3 months leaving the Companies service, the Client shall be liable to pay to Lacorta liquidated damages of £5,000 or 25% of their first year’s Remuneration whichever is the higher sum. For the purposes of this clause the term “Client” shall include any third party to whom details of the employee are passed by the Client and which results in an Engagement by that third party.

 

8. SUITABILITY & REFERENCES

 

8.1 Lacorta endeavours to ensure the identity and suitability of any Applicant introduced to the Client and that the Applicant is willing to work in the position that the Client seeks to fill.

 

8.2 At the same time as proposing an Applicant to the Client Lacorta shall inform the Client of such matters in Clause 9.1 as they have obtained confirmation of.

 

8.3 Lacorta endeavours to take all such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that the Client and Applicant are aware of any requirements imposed by law or any professional body to enable the Applicant to work in the position which the Client seeks to fill.

 

8.4 Lacorta endeavours to take all such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that it would not be detrimental to the interests of either the Client or the Applicant for the Applicant to work in the position which the Client seeks to fill.

 

8.5 Notwithstanding clauses 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4 above the Client shall satisfy itself as to the suitability of the Applicant and the Client shall take up any references provided by the Applicant to it or Lacorta before engaging such Applicant. The Client is responsible for obtaining work permits and/or such other permission to work as may be required, for the arrangement of medical examinations and/or investigations into the medical history of any Applicant, and satisfying any medical and other requirements, qualifications or permission required by law of the country in which the Applicant is engaged to work.

 

8.6 To enable Lacorta to comply with its obligations under clauses 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4 above the Client undertakes to provide to Lacorta details of the position which the Client seeks to fill, including the type of work that the Applicant would be required to do; the location and hours of work; the experience, training, qualifications and any authorisation which the Client considers necessary or which are required by law or any professional body for the Applicant to possess in order to work in the position; and any risks to health or safety known to the Client and what steps the Client has taken to prevent or control such risks. In addition the Client shall provide details of the date the Client requires the Applicant to commence, the duration or likely duration of the work; the minimum rate of remuneration, expenses and any other benefits that would be offered; the intervals of payment of remuneration and the length of notice that the Applicant would be entitled to give and receive to terminate the employment with the Client.

 

9. SPECIAL SITUATIONS

 

9.1 Where the Applicant is required by law, or any professional body to have any qualifications or authorisations to work in the position which the Client seeks to fill; or the work involves caring for or attending one or more persons under the age of eighteen, or any person who by reason of age, infirmity or who is otherwise in need of care or attention, Lacorta will take all reasonably practicable steps to obtain and offer to provide copies of any relevant qualifications or authorisations of the Applicant, two references from persons not related to the Applicant who have agreed that the references they provide may be disclosed to the Client and has taken all reasonably practicable steps to confirm that the Applicant is suitable for the position. If Lacorta is unable to do any of the above it shall inform the Client of the steps it has taken to obtain this information in any event.

 

10 LIABILITY

 

10.1 Lacorta shall not be liable under any circumstances for any loss, expense, damage, delay, costs or compensation (whether direct, indirect or consequential) which may be suffered or incurred by the Client arising from or in any way connected with Lacorta seeking an Applicant for the Client or from the Introduction to or Engagement of any Applicant by the Client or from the failure of Lacorta to introduce any Applicant. For the avoidance of doubt, Lacorta does not exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from its own negligence.

 

11. DATA PROTECTION AND GENERAL INFORMATION

 

11.1 The Client will only use and process information provided by Lacorta on Applicants for recruitment purposes and in accordance with UK Data Protection legislation. To improve the service provided and for training purposes, Lacorta may monitor or record communications (for example, by telephone and e-mail).

 

11.2 For the purposes of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 Lacorta is acting as an Employment Agency.

 

11.3 The invalidity or unenforceability for any reason of any provision or part of these Terms shall not prejudice or affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision or part of these Terms.

 

12. LAW

 

12.1 These Terms are governed by the law of England & Wales and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England & Wales.

Lacorta Resourcing Limited Legal Information:

Lacorta Resourcing Limited Company Registration No: 06161247. Registered in England and Wales. VAT Registration Number: 919 3507 12.

Registered Address: Lacorta Resourcing Limited, 3 Galley House, Moon Lane, High Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5YL.

 

Trading Address: 5 St. John's Lane, Farringdon, London, EC1M 4BH, United Kingdom.