27 Oct BIS zero hours contract guidance
The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has published guidance on zero hours contracts aimed at employers. The guidance provides further information on zero hours contracts and how they should be used. It includes information on employment rights, appropriate use, inappropriate use, alternatives, best practice and exclusivity clauses.
A zero hours contract is a non-legal term used to describe types of casual agreements between an employer and an individual. Generally, under a zero hours contract the employer does not guarantee to provide the individual with any work and pays the individual only for work actually carried out. It is estimated that 2.4% of people in employment are employed on zero hours contracts