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Zero-hours contracts under the spotlight

By Colin Godfrey

An interim report has been published by the Scottish Affairs Committee recommending changes to zero-hours contracts but also stating that in the majority of cases they should not be used at all.

The committee has concluded that low-paid workers are unlikely to bring claims against their employers for exploitation under zero-hours contracts given the expense of litigation and the risk of being penalised by employers.

The committee has suggested a number of recommendations for the government to review as part of its wider consultation on zero-hours contracts including…

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