Zero Hours Contract

A zero hours contract is one in which the employer does not guarantee to provide any work and only pays for work actually done. Sections 27A and 27B of the Employment Rights Acts 1996(ERA 1996) define ‘zero hours contracts’ as :

a contract of employment or other worker’s contract under which

a) the undertaking to do or perform work or services is an undertaking to do so conditionally on the employer making work or services available to the worker, and

(b) there is no certainty that any such work or services will be made available to the worker.”

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