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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Zero Hours: Plenty Problems

Zero-hours contracts are firmly on the political agenda, with "tougher new penalties" for those abusing them announced in today's Queen's Speech.

Much is being made of the fact that an estimated 1.4 million people in the UK are on zero-hours contracts. Contracts that provide no specific hours or times of work, or indeed any guarantee of work at all.  Contracts whereby an ‘on-call’ arrangement is set up and employers must only compensate workers for hours undertaken.  A simple concept designed to provide mutual flexibility.

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