New consultation on zero-hours contracts
On 19 December 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills released a new consultation on the use of zero-hours contracts (broadly speaking, contracts under which there is no requirement for the employer to provide work and the worker is only paid for work that is carried out). The consultation closes on 13 March 2014 and asks for contributions from both employers and individuals.
This new consultation is sparked by the findings of an informal information-gathering exercise on the use of zero-hours employment contracts. The findings revealed that there are approximately 250,000 zero-hours contracts currently in use in the UK and sparked fears that the inherent flexibility in this form of contract is being exploited. In particular, the consultation aims to tackle the following two issues…
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