This Zero Hours Contract is designed to create an ‘on call’ arrangement between Employer and Employee. Zero hours contracts are used to cope with varying staff requirements, where the Employer is under no obligation to offer an Employee work but, when it does, the Employee is required to accept the offer.
This contract has been recently updated to include new and improved clauses providing enhanced protection for the employer.
Using this contract will allow Employers to retain a pool of workers to fill temporary positions as they arise. These individuals are workers, and not self-employed, because there is a global contract covering the periods when they are not working. If both parties are under an obligation to each other, so creating a mutuality of obligation, the worker may also be an employee with all the associated employment protection rights that entails.
For situations where the Employer has no obligation to offer work and the Employee is not required to accept the offer of work, see the Casual Work Contract.
This Zero Hours Contract includes the following clauses:
2. Duties and Job Title
3. Date of Commencement / Date of Continuous Employment
4. Your availability for work
5. Availability of Work from the Company
6. Hours of Work
7. Place of Work
11. Maternity and Paternity Rights
13. Non-Compulsory Retirement
15. Collective Agreements
16. Grievance Procedures
17. Disciplinary Procedures
18. Staff Handbook and Employment Policies
20. Data Protection
21. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment
23. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
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Clauses with optional and alternative phrases
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