Zero hours in a nutshell

In a nutshell...
In a nutshell...
  1. Zero hour contracts are useful for employers in that they provide flexibility and can provide flexibility for those workers who want it.
  2. However, the flexibility they offer comes at the expense of security for employees, particularly for those with families.
  3. Employers also need to be careful not to assume that zero hour contracts confer no rights.
  4. Very few are proposing an outright ban because it is widely recognised that, properly used, zero hour contracts can benefits both employers and workers.
  5. It is the unscrupulous use of such contracts which will continue to generate controversy and political debate.

Simon Bond of Higgs and Sons LLP