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EMPLOYMENTLAW

HOURS

ZEROHOURCONTRACTS Agui det oUKl awsonz er ohourc ont r ac t s ,i nc l udi ngwor ker ent i t l ement sandempl oyerr es pons i bi l i t i es .

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WHATI SAZERO HOURCONTRACT? Zer ohourc ont r ac t sar eof t enr ef er r edt oas c as ualc ont r ac t sandar eus ual l yappr opr i at e f or‘ onc al l ' wor k.Thi smeanst hatt he empl oyeei s : Onc al lwhenr equi r ed Notobl i gedt obeoffer edwor kbyt he empl oyer Notobl i gedt oac c eptt hej obofferf r om t heempl oyer

EMPLOYMENTSTATUS Theempl oyments t at usoffer edt oz er ohour s t affi snor mal l yt hatofa‘ wor ker ' .However , overt i meandwi t ht hedevel opmentoft he wor ki ngr el at i ons hi p,manyz er ohour wor ker sbec omer ec ogni s edas‘ empl oyees ' , whi c haffor dst hem addi t i onalempl oyment r i ght s .

EMPLOYERRESPONSI BI LI TI ES

ZERO HOURWORKERSENTI TLEMENT Empl oyeeswhowor konaz er ohour sbas i s ar eent i t l edt os t at ut or yannuall eaveandt he Nat i onalMi ni mum Wage,asperal lot herUK empl oyees . Zer ohourwor ker sar eent i t l edt oac c eptwor k el s ewher es houl dt heyc hoos et o,andar e ent i t l edt ol ookf orandappl yf orvac anc i es el s ewher eatanyt i me.

Event houghaz er ohourwor keri snota f ul l t i meempl oyeeorguar ant eedt owor k wi t ht heempl oyerf oranys etamountof t i me,t heempl oyers t i l lhasal egaldut yof c ar et owar dst hatmemberofs t aff.Thi s meanst hatt hewor ki ngc ondi t i onsand heal t hands af et yc ons i der at i onsc annotbe over l ookeds i mpl ybec aus eawor keri sona z er ohour sc ont r ac t . Theempl oyermus tal s omai nt ai nl egal obs er vat i onswi t hr egar dst ot hewayi nwhi c h t hez er ohour swor keri st r eat ed.The empl oyees houl dnots uffervi c t i mi s at i on, di s c r i mi nat i onorwor kpl ac ebul l yi ng,j us tl i ke anyempl oyeesonper manentc ont r ac t s .

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