Understanding zero hours as an employer

Workers now have the right to make an employment tribunal claim where their employer punishes them for breaching an exclusivity clause in a zero hours contract.

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Can I Use a Zero Hours Contract for My Staff?

If you’ve got staff who are currently employed on a zero hours basis or you are taking on new staff on the same basis, it’s important to deal with the situation correctly. Employer Advice provides telephone-based advice, 24/7, 365 days a year to employers utilising zero hour employment. The role of Employer Advice is to keep your business safe and legally compliant.

We recommend these steps:

  1. Call us NOW for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation with our experts to ensure the contract is lawful.
  2.   We can offer a complimentary critique of your current documentation and go through any non compliance.
  3. (Optional): Book a free follow-up call if you have any further questions.
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Understanding Zero Hours Contracts

Understanding Zero Hours Contracts as an Employer

Our team of specialists can ensure that you follow the correct procedure, saving you time and money.

Employer Advice has a team of CIPD-qualified experts who can guide you through the entire process and ensure that you have maximum legal protection. Call 0800 470 0611 for immediate legal advice.

Check out some of the questions we regularly receive:

  • Can my employee work for a competitor if they are on a zero hour contract?
  • Do I need to give my employee a minimum number of hours on a zero hour contract?
  • Should I use zero hours contracts for gig economy staff?
  • Do I need to pay staff National Minimum Wage on a zero hour contract?
  • Does the National Living Wage apply to a zero hour contract?
  • What employment status is someone on a zero hour contract?
  • Do I need to pay holiday entitlement to a zero hour employee?
  • What are my health and safety responsibilities for zero hour workers?
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Zero Hours Contracts

How Do You Know if a Zero Hours Contract is Appropriate?

If you run a business where your shift patterns fluctuate, zero hours contracts might be the right type of contract to offer. That said, you need to understand your obligations. You don’t need to guarantee regular work to employees but they still retain employment rights.

Why not call Employer Advice to get our comprehensive guide to zero hours employment.

That way, you can take the guesswork out of running your business and save time, money and stress.

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For some employers, zero hours contracts are extremely commonplace. Whether they are common or not for you, make sure that you use them correctly to avoid litigation.

Employer Advice have a team of specialists who can help with zero hours employment challenges, keeping your business safe.

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