Zero-hours contracts

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Downloadable CIPD employer guide on understanding the law regarding zero-hour contracts.

Zero-hours contracts: myth and reality

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Last Published: 04 Nov 2013
The issue of zero-hours contracts has been the subject of widespread political debate and generated a mass of media headlines over the last few months. This report sets out the debate and explores the issues using research based data from the Labour Market Outlook, produced in partnership with SuccessFactors, an SAP company and the Employee Outlook, produced in partnership with Halogen.

Zero-hours contracts: understanding the law

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Last Published: 01 Nov 2013
This guide, produced in collaboration with law firm Lewis Silkin, is designed to help employers ensure that they are using zero-hours contracts responsibly and understand the legal issues surrounding them. It also includes information and key points for employees/workers to help them understand their employment status and rights under different types of zero-hours arrangements.