Posts Tagged: Zero-hours Contracts

Recommendations on zero-hour contracts

A recent report from think tank the Resolution Foundation has made a number of recommendations regarding the use of zero-hour contracts. The report recommends that: Staff on zero-hour contracts should have the right to a fixed hours contract after 12 months of employment, provided their weekly work pattern has been relatively consistent. A ban on… Read more »

Key workplace issues for 2014

Acas Chief Executive, Anne Sharp, has given her views on what will be the top workplace challenges for 2014. With organisations coming out of the recession, she believes that the coming year will continue to hold challenges for workplace relations, including tensions around zero hours contracts and pay. However, she also thinks that there will… Read more »

Zero-hours contracts unfairly demonised, says the CIPD

The use of zero-hours contracts in the UK economy has been underestimated, oversimplified and unfairly demonised, with the positive experience of the majority of people employed on them being overlooked, according to new research from the CIPD. The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, carried out a survey of more than 2,500… Read more »