What are the key enabling clauses in a Zero Hours Contract?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 October 2011
Arthur Cox
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A Zero Hours Contract is a contract under which there is no guarantee that the employer will offer any work, nor that the individual will accept any work that is offered.

The key enabling clause that must be included in any Zero Hours Contract is one setting out the contract’s status as a zero hours agreement, specifically noting that it is not an employment contract and does not confer any employment rights upon the individual (other than those to which workers are entitled). There must also be a clause listing the terms upon which the worker is to be engaged and that the contract does not create any mutuality of obligation between the parties, noting the employer’s absolute discretion as

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