Gap Pay for giant employees


Gap Pay for giant employees
 
At giant we are proud to announce that we are the first professional umbrella employer to pay
Gap Pay to our employees when they are between assignments and available to work but
have no work.
Our objective is to be the most compliant provider of professional umbrella employment services in the UK. We work very hard to ensure that we are always proactive in making changes which
strengthen our employment offering for temporary workers and by doing this we lead the market.
 
We constantly review our employer and employee obligations to ensure they constitute continuous,
and therefore permanent, employment. These are commonly referred to as the mutuality of obligations  (between employer and employee) or simply MOO.
  
Mutuality of obligations
 
 When temporary workers join giant, they become our employees and have a full employment contract with us. It’s an overarching (and therefore permanent) contract of employment. Providing Gap Pay is an additional benefit for our employees but it also materially strengthens our employment obligations. The significance of this is that without appropriate employment obligations during, and most importantly between assignments, the employment of workers will not be deemed
continuous and the employee will, as a consequence, not be eligible to claim travel and subsistence expenses.
 
During a worker’s employment with giant, they will travel to various temporary work places to provide their services on behalf of giant, to fulfil contractual fixed term assignments. Between these
assignments they continue to be employed by giant. If the employment is continuous the employee is, subject to other criteria, eligible to claim for reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses incurred in getting to these temporary workplaces.
 
However if the employment is not continuous, the worker has merely been employed for each discrete assignment with no employment between assignments. By default each assignment
workplace is then permanent and the worker is therefore not eligible to claim for travel and
subsistence expenses incurred.
 
Please note subsistence expenses are only eligible to be claimed if travel expenses can be claimed.
It therefore follows that it is absolutely crucial that there are sufficient employer and employee
obligations between assignments. Without this there is no employment 'glue' to hold the assignments together and, the employment will not be continuous. As a consequence the assignment workplaces will not be temporary workplaces and the employee will not be eligible to claim travel and subsistence expenses.