Zero Hour Contracts

What does the law say about zero hour contracts?

Do you understand the pros and cons of zero hour contracts?

Are you unsure whether zero hour contracts are right for your business?

We regularly see employers at various sized companies and organisations struggle with these questions; whether that be HR managers straight through to CEOs.


So what exactly are zero hour contracts?

A zero hour contract is a contract between an employer and an individual whereby the worker has no guaranteed hours and is only paid for the work they actually carry out. 


This means that: 

  • employers do not need to give them work.
  • the individuals on zero hour contracts do not have to accept work offered to them.
  • it provides a pool of workers who are on ‘standby’ for the employers. 


Here at Ellis Whittam, we are here to support you with all of your Employment Law and HR issues. We understand that no matter what size your business is, there will always be problems that exist. To find out more about how Ellis Whittam can help with your existing or future difficulties, leave your details below and one of our expert advisors will get in touch with you shortly.



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