Errant clauses detrimental to business
Errant clauses detrimental to business, warns REC Engineering & Technical
The Recruitment & Employment Confederations Engineering & Technical sector group has reminded members to watch out for errant clauses and liabilities in their client terms and conditions, as these present a risk to members businesses.
The reminder follows an update at the last REC Engineering & Technical briefing in July, where members were provided with practical guidance on liabilities and clauses in client terms, conditions to look out for and the outcomes which could result in their day to day operations.
Steps which could be taken to safeguard businesses include:- ensuring directors review all new contracts with clients, using their insurance company to check contracts - and to provide feedback on insurable risks, and using the RECs free Legal Helpline and Model Contracts to check that contracts are compliant.
In issuing the reminder, Philip Higgins, Chair of REC Engineering & Technical said: We are calling on our members to exercise caution and judgement when signing new contracts, especially where intermediaries also form part of the relationship. The industry needs to step up to the plate and make clients aware that these clauses are detrimental to business.