| Commentary

163.5 ‘Zero-hours contracts’

| Commentary

163.5 ‘Zero-hours contracts’

Some industries have established a practice of engaging staff on a casual or day-to-day basis. Typically, the employer does not guarantee to supply work every day and, as a corollary, there is no obligation upon the employee to accept any work offered or even to turn up in order to see if any work is available. The legal effect of an arrangement like this is somewhat uncertain. It appears that, where ‘zero-hours’ workers are engaged by the employer to perform services which are not materially different from those carried out by members of the employer’s permanent staff,

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