Understanding zero-hours contracts

Personnel professionals’ body CIPD has (with law firm Lewis Silkin) created a guide ‘Zero-hours contracts: understanding the law‘, to help employers ensure that they are using zero-hours contracts responsibly and understand the legal issues surrounding them. It also has information and key points for employees to help them understand their employment status and rights under different types of zero-hours arrangements.

CIPD has also published ‘Zero-hours contracts: Myth and reality‘, looking behind the headlines to the downsides and benefits. This includes recommendations for employers, government and policy makers, and the CIPD case for good practice.