ARTICLE: Zero hours contracts - official guidance for employers

In light of the changes with National Living Wage, you might be thinking about your staff generally - what are the best contracts to have them on, are you using zero hours contracts in the right way?  Most (although certainly not all) of our clients have staff on zero contracts to a greater or lesser degree.

We feel zero hours contracts get a bad rap.  They are an important element in running a sustainable business in this sector and if used in the right way don't particularly have a negative impact on the staff members.  However, it is important that you use them correctly, both in terms of whether you would be open to a claim from your staff and whether they could be harming staff morale.  The government has recently produced guidance on how to best use Zero Hours contracts, which you can find here:

Zero Hours Guidance