Zero hours contracts

One type of employment contract is known as a zero hours contract.


Such a contract will include terms that allow the employer to vary the working hours of the employee down to zero if they want to.


There may be different terms but some contracts will require the employee to take up work when it is offered although others may not.


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Zero increases by 26%

The Office for National Statistics has released new figures that show nearly 700,000 people work on zero hours contracts - up 26% from last year.  The problems caused by these contracts will require a significant change in the law.

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