Zero hours contracts
01 May 2017
Zero hours contracts allow organisations to hire individuals without guaranteeing them any work.
Zero hours contracts allow organisations to hire individuals without guaranteeing them any work. They have attracted controversy because of the perceived disadvantages for workers, but in reality most people working under these types of contracts will have some employment law protection. In this Inbrief, we summarise the legal and practical issues associated with zero hours contracts.
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