Zero Hours Contract
An essential type of employment contract that employers need when hiring casual workers as and when they are needed and are not able to promise set work hours or future work.
What is a zero hours contract?
A zero hours contract is an essential type of employment contract that employers need when hiring casual workers as and when they are needed and are not able to promise set work hours or future work.
What does a zero hours contract cover?
A zero hours contract covers the type of work that will be offered to the worker and how it will be offered and carried out, terms relating to pay and benefits, the place of work, agreed hours and holidays, terms relating to sickness, arrangements for ending the agreement, and more.
When should I use a zero hours contract?
A zero hours contract should be used when you want to hire a worker on a casual or temporary basis to cover emergencies or unknown or changing demand, when you want the flexibility of workers who will not be promised set hours of work or any future work, but are available when required, or if the worker has other commitments, such as childcare or studying.
Do I need a zero hours contract?
You will need a zero hours contract if you cannot guarnatee hours for employees or want to have them work on flexible arrangements, or when your demand for work often varies.
A zero hours contract can be terminated immediately by writing if a worker has commited a serious breach of contract or commited gross misconduct. An employee can terminate this agreement by informing the employer as soon as possible in writing.
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