Tags: Zero hours contract

Justin Govier: What the Tory employment law reform means for businesses

Given the polling indications prior to the election, there was a general view that the main parties would not be able to stick to all their manifesto pledges. Instead there would be compromises necessary and deals done with coalition partners. However, of course, that proved not to be the case and we can now be…

Nikki Duncan: Legal comment on pledged crackdown on zero hours

Hard on the heels of Ed Miliband’s vow, at the TUC’s annual conference, to crack down on the abuse of zero-hour contracts, the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has used the Lib-Dem Conference to highlight the Government’s own, somewhat similar, plans. Whilst Ed Miliband has announced the appointment of the former Head of HR at Morrisons,…

Zero hours contracts more common than thought, says CIPD

New CIPD research suggests that there could be about one million zero hours workers in the UK – but just 14% report that their employer often fails to provide them with sufficient hours each week. The figures released are early findings from CIPD research designed to investigate the usage of zero hour contracts in different…

Rise in zero hour contracts a ‘worrying trend’, says TUC

More than 300,000 people are employed on zero hours contracts in social care alone, according to new figures which show the practice is much more widespread than previously thought. The revelation has fuelled demands from trade unions and think tanks for tighter regulation of the contracts, under which workers are put on standby without a…