Zero-hours contracts

Articles, guides and news on zero hours contracts, the employment arrangements in which employees are not guaranteed a set number of working hours or a regular work schedule. These contracts are characterised by a high degree of flexibility for employers but can lead to uncertainty and instability for workers, as their income can vary significantly from week to week.

Employing & managing staff

Zero hours contracts, employment and small businesses

In the wake of Sports Direct ditching zero hours contracts, we look at what using zero hours contracts means for companies.

Employing & managing staff

What is the status of workers engaged in casual or zero hours contracts?

Alan Price discusses the finer points of part-time contracts and what they mean for employers and workers.

Sole trader

Employing “zero hours” staff

As a sole trader I want to take on a first employee, but want to guard against a drop in business activity. Is offering a “zero hours” contract a possible answer and what are the implications?

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