Zero Hour & Flexible Working Contracts

The Employment (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act has prohibited the use of zero-hour contracts unless they are used for 1) work carried out in emergency circumstances or 2) to provide short term relief work to cover routine absences. It has also introduced banded hours but it does not prohibit the use of "if and when" contracts. This section details what are zero-hour contracts and "if and when" contracts. It outlines the changes to these working arrangements in light of the Employment (Miscenallenous) Provisions Act and businesses can download our sample "if and when" contract. ...

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