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Zero hours contracts: is time up?


Growing public concern over zero hours contracts has led the Government to review their use. What does this mean for companies which employ staff on such contracts?

The term 'zero hours' is not a term of art but generally indicates a contract for casual work under which the employer is not obliged to provide a minimum (or any) amount of work, and hence pay, to the worker. With their increasing popularity, scrutiny has focused in on the "one-sided" nature of such contracts and the fear that vulnerable workers may suffer exploitation as a result.

In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the exact definition of such contracts, what action the government is likely to take, and sets out eight 'top tips' for employers who may be perceived to be misusing zero hours contracts.

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